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A Day Well Spent,
This review is from: Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (Hardcover)
After spending the day listening to the tapes, mesmerized and unable to do little else, I have come away stunned and in awe. We have always had a somewhat packaged view of the duties of First Lady. That Mrs. Kennedy was able to speak at all so soon after the tragedy, and so succinctly in regards to her grasp on history, is a testament to her strength of character. Having read many books written about those years, some brilliant and some terrible, they are all given to surmising what the President must have felt, or how he came to certain conclusions. We now have a much clearer picture of the man. He accepted challenges and expected those around him to respond in kind. He was not petty, or small, not self conscious, or self aggrandizing. He was given to tremendous curiosity, loved journalism, would have written great books and would have steered the ship of state to a safer harbor. Much is voiced about power, what it does to people, who is attracted by the trappings and neglects the work, who becomes better for it and who loses their way. Jacqueline Kennedy did not deserve to be maligned. She should be remembered for living by three simple tenets: courage, loyalty and duty. These tapes are a great gift to the world.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2011, 11:55:32 PM PDT
Posted on Oct 1, 2011, 3:08:48 PM PDT
Elizabeth Dudley says:
Thank you for your eloquent review; it was a pleasure to read and to imagine
you sitting at home for the day, engrossed in the tapes and their subject
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011, 4:36:28 PM PDT
How kind of you to mention my review. I just read the article that came with the Costco flyer and I was engrossed again. I am a nut for history.
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