Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (Enhanced Edition)

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (Enhanced Edition)

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by Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr
     
 

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Coming in September 2011, Hyperion will launch a one-of-its kind product which will allow readers to experience history in a completely new way.


While listening to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s interviews of Jacqueline Kennedy, readers will be able to go back in time fifty years, and feel like they are listening to a conversation between two old friends. The

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Coming in September 2011, Hyperion will launch a one-of-its kind product which will allow readers to experience history in a completely new way.


While listening to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s interviews of Jacqueline Kennedy, readers will be able to go back in time fifty years, and feel like they are listening to a conversation between two old friends. The enhanced eBook includes a video clip at the beginning of each chapter that sets the scene, giving a brief historical overview. The user then touches the play "carrot" on the screen and the audio commences. One can just listen or turn the pages to read the transcripts and look at the photographs in that chapter.


The enhanced eBook Includes:


VIDEO



  • 22 minutes of video (9 videos in total), including one video at each chapter opener that pertains to that chapter's material

  • Videos range from archival footage of Jacqueline Kennedy to recent videos of Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss speaking about the book


AUDIO



  • The entire audio recording of Jacqueline's interviews with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. is included, playable in sections at the beginning of each chapter

  • Audio has been re-mastered for superior listening quality


PHOTOS



  • 85 photographs of the Kennedy family are included throughout the narrative


TEXT



  • Complete transcripts of Jacqueline's interviews allow readers to follow along with the audio recording

  • Accompanying annotations from leading presidential historian Michael Beschloss inform readers on political details of the era

  • Clicking the annotation numeral will bring the reader to Beschloss's annotation at the back of the book automatically. Conversely, clicking on the numeral next to the annotation itself will bring the reader back to the transcripts, exactly where they left off.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401303952
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
09/14/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
389,642
File size:
611 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Caroline Kennedy is the editor of the New York Times bestselling A Patriot's Handbook, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Family of Poems, A Family Christmas, and the coauthor of The Right to Privacy and In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She lives in New York City.

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Jacqueline Kennedy 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 180 reviews.
BarbaraRichards More than 1 year ago
Much has been said about the life of Jacqueline Kennedy, but never has the words been this revealing and this intimate. For the last couple of days, I have found myself totally absorbed into this book fascinated by Mrs. Kennedy and in turn, I feel like I have learned so much more about her, husband President John F. Kennedy and the world, including the people around them. While I won't spoil some of the surprises for you, my mouth fell open when I read what she wrote about Martin Luther King Jr. Her words during the Cuban Missile Crisis were amazing. But, what shocked me even more was how people around her felt about Lyndon Johnson. I applaud Caroline Kennedy for being brave enough to share such personal and intimate details about her family. If you ever wanted an intimate look at the world of Camelot, then look no further. This is it and I highly recommend it. As an avid reader, I love all genres, but there is another book that I'd like to recommend worth reading, it's called "When God Stopped Keeping Score" and it's on sale here on BN. It's a great book and proceeds from its sale goes to support women and children based charities, like the National Breast Cancer Research Center, Women Against Abuse and the Make A Wish Foundation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For everyone who can't get this nook book to work, it only works on the Nook Color! If you look where it says: Read exclusively on these devices & apps: NOOK Color. That means you can't read it on the iPad, iPad 2, NOOK, etc......
tickedSA More than 1 year ago
OMG,do not purchase the nook book. Video works, but audio options are minimal. You can pause but it will not resume where you left off. And if you try to forward it, it starts over at the beginning. Don't sit down to listen to it unless you know you won't have to pause it. It also randomly stops at times, which means you have to start over AGAIN. Nook CS is ridiculous. I am demanding a refund.
GaryW8864 More than 1 year ago
I really wished this would work on the Nook. Why is it for sale if it doesn't work as advertised? I'l be seeking a refund and hoping the customer service is better than the marketing.
Clarissa Samples More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book the first day it was released and it would be great, if only I could watch the video and listen to the audio! This needs to be fixed!
mmOK More than 1 year ago
Neither video nor audio work. Last night, Customer Service told me this is their FIRST complaint. He's "reporting the problem to the publisher." Had me archive the book and said to "check back in 10 business days." Don't think so.
Cindy Thrailkill More than 1 year ago
Audio does not work!
lilac_spring More than 1 year ago
This Enhanced Edition is my favorite NOOK Book so far - an absolute joy to read, watch, and listen to! Many thanks to Caroline and the rest of the Kennedy family for giving us such an intimate glimpse into the life of this incredibly fascinating woman. For those who are having trouble playing the video/audio in the book, try following these steps to correct the problem: 1. Turn off your NOOK Color completely by pressing and holding down the power button for about 3-5 seconds. 2. Tap Power Off. 3. After one minute, turn your NOOK Color on. 4. On the Home Page, go to Library and tap the sync button located in the lower left corner of the screen.
kim mcgirt More than 1 year ago
I can't get it to allow me to listen and read along. Kim
Coot More than 1 year ago
you have to turn on your animated page turns in order for the video to work. Lets read all of the directions, ppl. I got mine to work after a few minutes. but that is becuz i read the directions. nicely done BnN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you purchase this ebook and get the videos and audio to run, you need to be aware that you cannot read the transcript as you listen to the audio. You can do one or the other but not both at the same time. That really bites!
Diane Kalka More than 1 year ago
Format: Nookbook! Bought this nookbook last night and still haven't been able to download it on to my ebook. Your better off buying the book!
Kathryn Rahal More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying it on my Nook color. Whoever decided on the price was a genious. In my opinion all digital books should never be more than $9.99. I think this is a smart marketing move...publishers & authors would sell more books in the long run.
Kelley Jent More than 1 year ago
Apparently im not the only one who thinks its rediculous that it wont play the audio or video! Looked forward to this for some time now. Now im just irritated. Customer service isnt much help either. Their answer was to refund my money. Well how about the book just works like it should. If u make it and market it for audio and video then it should work!
KennyDee More than 1 year ago
The video and sound are a window into a magical time. The only let down is the inability to read the transcript and listen to the interview at the same time, but to be honest, the overview states listen to, or read the interview so this is nothing I didn't know. Other purchasers of this book listed problems like the nook freezing, and sound and video not playing. I've not suffered from any of these.
Barb Pile More than 1 year ago
Looked forward to this book and extras...do I need special app to make it work?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much has been written about Jacqueline Kennedy and yet she still remains a mystery. The audio CD portion of this book is simply amazing. Listening to Jackie describe the politics of the day in her own voice is fascinating. Historically it definitely slants to her viewpoint but I think it makes it all the more interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the enhanced version and thought that I would hear some of her conversations. But that's not the case and reading the transcribed conversations is difficult - tedious. I love the Kennedy family but this was a waste of money and time. So disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get good books this is one of them extact details and you can hear her voice.The only dissappointment to me is they use like 80 pages on notes.The good thing it is easy to understand altough I am a kid take my advice.
Grammy513 More than 1 year ago
The book itself is great, but I was disappointed that the actual audio files are in transcript form only. If you want to actually hear Jacqueline during the interview, don't buy this version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend you read up on the events during Kennedy's adminstration and the people that worked for him before attempting this book/audio. It's more like random thoughts in response to Schlesinger's interview questions and it's mostly her thoughts on the people that worked for Kennedy rather than the events of the time. I had a very hard time following it. The video and audio worked fine on my NookColor, but I preferred to read the text. I'm just not a "books on tape" reader.
mlnh More than 1 year ago
In many cases, Mrs. Kennedy is being prompted with answers, so it's not always clear whether she's saying what she really thought. From time to time she makes an unguarded remark, but they are often personal rather than historical. I loved hearing her talk, I've always admired her despite negative publicity about her later marriage. But I'm not sure this is the real Jackie. It's a very long listen. I would love to hear the Manchester interviews... too bad they won't be released in my lifetime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be so interesting because it covers a range of topics (from JFK's back problems, to MLK) all from the viewpoint of Jackie herself. I walked away with a lot of insight into her world at the White House and before. A great read for any history buff or those interested in JFK. (The footnotes were also very insightful!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's kind of interesting that Jackie really isn't able to fully explain her thoughts. She doesn't seem to be able to fully flesh out what she's thinking in a complete way. She seems to question the interviewer quite often to confirm what year it was, or where they were. She comes across as being ill prepared for the interviews. She didn't refer to any of her notes or other items that could have refreshed her memory so that when she was asked questions, she would have answers that made her sound more intelligent. If she was doing this to preserve an oral history, I don't think she did that great of a job with it. It's interesting to hear her speak and get her impressions, but it just seems like she's not giving the detail you'd think she'd give, knowing that she agreed to give an oral history.
brathjens More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't purchase this due to some of the strange reviews about it "not working" on the Nook. Sure it was the most expensive book I have ever bought on my Nook but it was sooooo worth it! Listening to the audio was purely awesome. Hearing the inflections in Jackie's voice, listening to things from her point of view, fantastic. You have to keep in context that this woman rarely if ever gave an interview. This was her interview. I was able to view the videos and listen to the audio mostly without issue. A few times it took awhile for it to play but it was only because the audio files were so large. Patience is your friend. Also, it does not appear that you can read the transcripts along with the audio which was a bit disappointing but not a deal breaker. LOVED IT.