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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476732337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476732336
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An elegantly written biography." The Good Book Guide --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of sixteen New York Times bestsellers which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. Two of his books—The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died (about JFK Jr.)—reached #1. Andersen’s other bestselling titles include Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, An Affair to Remember, Jackie After Jack, Bill and Hillary, Diana’s Boys, George and Laura, Sweet Caroline, American Evita, Madonna Unauthorized, Barbra: The Way She Is, and Somewhere in Heaven. A former contributing editor of Time magazine and longtime senior editor of People magazine, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair. Andersen has appeared frequently on such programs as the Today show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Entertainment Tonight, CBS This Morning, Extra, Access Hollywood, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, Hardball, Larry King Live, “E” Entertainment, Inside Edition, and more.

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Customer Reviews

I do recommend reading this book for perspective.
N. Rogers
This is a wonderful, heartwarming portrayal of the marriage of Jack and Jackie Kennedy.
Kathleen Peron Rinden
I thought the book was well written and very interesting.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Tony Philpott on August 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
If you have read the author's book "Jack and Jackie, Portrait of an American Marriage" then basically with this new book you are just reading a truncated version of the earlier book. To title the book the "final year of Jack and Jackie is misleading because only the last quarter of the book deals with that final year and not at great depth either.The book is really about the last three years in the White House. No new revelations...a bit gossipy. Most insights from Jackie are,of course, gleaned from the recently released oral tapes she recorded soon after Dallas.But a good read and while it doesn't spare JFK's more reckless side it is not nasty. Note to author, the photos you stated were of JFK's forty-fifth birthday after the Marilyn Monroe serendade were actually of his forty-sixth and last birthday in May 1963.
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74 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 6, 2013
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New York Times bestselling author, Christopher Andersen delivers a stunning, colorful portrait of the Kennedy family, before and after the tragic assassination that shocked America.For over 20 years, I have been collecting books on JFK and the Kennedy family. At age 63, and a Babyboomer, my generation could never forget JFK and the tragic assassination. I admired JFK for his courage, and Jackie was a woman I deeply respected, and also admired. The author takes the reader behind-the-scenes into the lives of JFK and Jackie, revealing hidden secrets from the public eye, while portraying a couple that could never be forgotten. Andersen chronicles an interesting and colorful account of the final year together in a complex, but intimate, riveting story. A touching story of a couple that lived through secrets, scandals, and political bombshells. An extraordinary story that highlights a strong bond in the relationship as it tugs at the heart. The author describes the rumored affairs, premonitions of JFK's own death, the dangers of serious medical problems, and much more. The reader learns how JFK tried to pull out of that last trip to Dallas and why he felt the way he did, the tragic death of JFK's infant son, and stunning, private moments of the Kennedy family. Andersen conducted hundreds of interviews through extensive research about the Kennedy's inner circle, from family members, political figures, and those who knew them well. The author describes the hardships and the battles fought to keep a marriage together, through uneasy years, and a great deal of political pressure. A very interesting and enjoyable read on the life lived by one of America's most powerful couples, beautifully written in elegant style. Inspiring,heartfelt, fascinating, and impressive. Highly recommended!
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Linda C. Davis on August 21, 2013
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As one with great interest in all things Kennedy, esp Jackie, I have read virtually every book written on either of them in every imaginable context. This book was a big disappointment as it contains no new information about either of them. It is just a reworking of old sources. The picture on the cover was the only thing in the book I had never seen before.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Richard W. Anthony on August 11, 2013
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Having written four best-selling books about JFK and his "tight knit little family," Christopher Andersen would seem to have exhausted the subject. Not so. "These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack and and Jackie" adds abundant new facts and fascinating perspectives on this golden couple's extraordinary odyssey. Perhaps the "most significant" new research Andersen was able to draw on was the gradual release between 1993 and 2012 of more than 260 hours of taped conversations in the Oval Office and Cabinet Room, part of a system the president installed "to capture history being made in real time," says Andersen. Additionally, in 2011 Caroline Kennedy authorized the release of of eight and a half hours of conversation between Jackie, and the historian and JFK advisor Arthur Schlesinger, which Schlesinger himself thought might never be released. Coupled with a vast array of people in and outside the Kennedy administration that Andersen has interviewed in the past, or reinterviewed, we have what seems to this reader by far the most revealing and up-to-date portrait of the penultimate beautiful couple, who happened to be the President and First Lady of our country. It's a great read.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. C. Mocha on August 26, 2013
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I honestly felt I'd read much of this book before. It seemed to have few, if any, "new" facts and in many cases, the emotions attributed to and characterization of their individual personalities and their marital relationship seems highly speculative at best and contrived at worst. Not at all what I expected from a book so highly publicized. I was very disappointed, although after all these years, how much "new information" should I have expected? So perhaps the responsibility for my disappointment lies in my decision to buy the book.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Johnson on August 10, 2013
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Although there is a lit of information in this book, I read nothing really new. Having read many books about the Kennedy's, this was simply a repeat of their life given in many other books.
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50 of 64 people found the following review helpful By B. T. Anderson on August 19, 2013
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I lost interest in this book when it was written that Jackie's niece was christened at Westminster Abbey in London. Jackie's sister and her husband were Roman Catholics, they would not be allowed to christen a baby in the seat of the Church of England. The baby was christened at Westmister Cathedral, Roman Catholic, nearby....this is such an easy fact to check and yet it wasn't
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