Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

by J. Randy Taraborrelli
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Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli

A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.

“Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?” Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. “Money and Power,” she would say. It was a lesson neither would ever forget. They followed in their mother’s footsteps after her marriages to the philandering socialite “Black Jack” Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss.

Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F. Kennedy and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Less well known is the story of her love affair with a world renowned architect and a British peer. Her sister, Lee, had liaisons with one and possibly both of Jackie's husbands, in addition to her own three marriages—to an illegitimate royal, a Polish prince and a Hollywood director.

If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top. Based on hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers, among them their own half-brother, as well as letters and journals, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious mother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250128010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 7,786
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

J. RANDY TARABORRELLI is the author of nearly 20 biographies, most of which have become New York Times bestsellers, including: Call Her Miss Ross, Sinatra—Behind the Legend, Madonna—An Intimate Biography, Jackie, Ethel, Joan—Women of Camelot, Elizabeth, (a biography of Elizabeth Taylor); The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and After Camelot—A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, which has been adapted as a mini-series for Reelz.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part 1 The Beginning 9

Part 2 A Mother's Duty 71

Part 3 Heady Times 101

Part 4 The White House Years 119

Part 5 Trouble Brewing 149

Part 6 The Assassination 187

Part 7 Recovery 213

Part 8 Transition 237

Part 9 Onassis 281

Part 10 Shifting Tides 317

Part 11 Enduring 367

Part 12 "Well, Happy and Loved …" 405

Epilogue: Passages 453

Source Notes 461

Acknowledgments 495

Index 497

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Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I have read numerous Jackie Kennedy books and books on the Kennedy. But, this one I was not impressed with at all. Most of your information came from her half-brother Jamie Auchincloss who is a registered sex offender...who I am guessing only did the book because he was "hurt" that he got cut out of Jackie's will. I am guessing her nieces and nephews did not want to comment for this book. out of respect for their Aunt. Her sister and daughter did not want to comment for this book either. I am betting the family stays far away from Jamie who is a lifetime sex offender. There is probably a reason that in most Jackie Kennedy and President Kennedy books there is a reason why he is not mentioned.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great