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VOYAIn 1964, Adler compiled an anthology of quotations from John F. Kennedy as an antidote to the grief that millions felt after Kennedy's assassination. Now ten years after the death of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, he compiles a similar volume of quotes from the former first lady. Most entries are short and require minimal explanation and others demand none at all. They come from public interviews and speeches, books and magazine articles by Jackie, and her letters. Letters written to Nikita Khrushchev, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard and Pat Nixon after JFK's death are gracious and poignant. The book is organized chronologically and topically (School Days, Early Career, 1960 Presidential Campaign, White House Restoration, The Funeral, Camelot, Children, Marriage to Aristotle Onassis, On Her Own Again). The majority of the book concerns Jackie's years with John Kennedy, including her determination to create a private, restorative home life for him and their children; her struggles with being a public figure; her desire to turn the White House into a historically restored, art-filled place; her composure during her husband's funeral; and her consequent emotional devastation, which lasted for years. The book could be read at a single sitting, but it is better spread out over several sessions to appreciate the remarkable evolution of the shy young wife thrust into the public eye to an elegant wise woman who has experienced life's happinesses and tragedies. The book comes with a DVD, Jackie O: In a Class of Her Own, which is part of A & E's Biography series. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P M J S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High,defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2004, William Morrow/HarperCollins, 246p.; Photos., Ages 11 to Adult.
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