Shortly after Meyer was found dead, her diaries were spirited away: her brother-in-law, Ben Bradlee, turned the documents over to the aforementioned CIA official, James Jesus Angleton, believing that it was in her, and others', best interest that her secrets die with her. A Very Private Woman pieces together some of these secrets, and hints at many more. It's a compelling story not only of a woman who lived at the edges of power, influence, and history, but who lived in and was buffeted by some of the most significant cultural changes of the second half of the 20th century. --Lisa Higgins --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I haven't finished it yet, but am enjoying reading this well written book.
This book is a rare glimpse at the nitty gritty substance of growing up as a member of the elite class of this country during the middle portion of this century.
To be honest I could not make it through the entire book because it was that inane.
I found is mildly interesting, good account of those years and the CIA......sad life for her children!......JFK was very reckless and selfish to his familyPublished 8 months ago by maryeconlonmurphy
Burleigh purports to offer insight into the woman behind the mystery, an admirable but impossible goal considering the scant amount of information on Mary Meyer. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tanisha Jackson
I ordered this book to read a biography for book club. I haven't finished it yet, but am enjoying reading this well written book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Carolyn Anderson
This was an excellent read. It seems like a novel and can't possibly be true. I found myself remembering where I was when each event happened, and marveling why we all were not... Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Folkerts
This book is well written and will work its way into your psyche if you think about JFK and conspiracies. This book could make a blockbuster movie! Read morePublished 11 months ago by kcj
OK, but not as good as ...Mary's Mosaic...which is pure genius and very revealing about the changes in President Kennedy during his administrationPublished 12 months ago by Sam Clemens
A very good book of the personal life's of the power pushers of Wash.,CIA and the White House.Very detailed very interesting.Published 20 months ago by Michael Carroll