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Thus, for Jackie's alleged defloration in a Paris elevator, consult All Too Human, and for her alleged beddings of Brando, Sinatra, Beatty, and Bobby Kennedy, read Jackie After Jack. Spoto paints a more restrained Jackie. Sure, she frolicked in moonlit Mayan pools in 1968 with a married ex-JFK cabinet member, but Spoto says she never slept with Bobby, that JFK's Marilyn Monroe fling was a one-night stand, and that Jackie demanded that he take pity on the suicidal actress. Jack and Jackie were kindred: "Each endured a lonely and difficult childhood with emotionally distant mothers and philandering fathers ... each had cultivated a certain solitude." Jack was cold, amoral, uncultured; Jackie nudged him on civil rights, regaled Niebuhr and Nehru, brought art and mind to the White House: "Underneath a veil of lovely inconsequence, she concealed ... an all-seeing eye and a ruthless judgment." Spoto makes their last months--when, ironically, they found real love for one another--as poignant as the moment she found his skull in her hand.
From the self-doubting kid whose vile mother talked her out of accepting Vogue's Prix de Paris to the self-possessed editor of Dancing on My Grave and A Cartoon History of the Universe, Spoto's Jackie is a plausible character one wishes one could have known. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a Spoto book right on the target as usual. Very interesting subject in which Spoto does a great job. Nicely packaged and everything as advertised.Published 2 months ago by Rocky
Would recommend this to anyone who rememberscamelot
An extraordinary woman. Helped me to understand the remarkable mother that she was and the reason for her marriage to... Read more
Bring up then name Jackie Kennedy Onassis and you are likely to think of glamour, tragedy, and as the call in the south a true "steel magnolia". Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by Dr. Wilson Trivino
Read any Jackie Kennedy Onassis book and most information will be confirmed in factual threads of truth. Read morePublished on August 8, 2010 by Debra Schalbert
The life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis can be accurately told as one of wealth, power, struggle, and heartache. Read morePublished on June 29, 2007 by EmmBee Writer
She was a key public personality of the 1960's until she died in 1994. Worldly, cosmopolitan, intelligent, stylish, polished, and a woman with her own dark shadows ... Read morePublished on April 7, 2006 by Eva Sophia
I had to read a biography for school, and I was very interested in Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The main reason I selected this book was that it gave a biography over her entire life,... Read morePublished on February 6, 2005