Just Jackie: Her Private Years

just_jackiecover1From the moment Jacqueline Kennedy stepped into the White House, she inspired a generation of Americans and changed the face of a nation. But underneath the glitter and the hype, just who was Jackie? In this carefully detailed chronicle, the author has amassed a wealth of exclusive information from private documents and correspondence, FBI files, and hundreds of interviews with Jackie’s friends, the associates of her second husband, Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, and her longtime lover, the mysterious diamond merchant Maurice Templesman. In this book, many people break their silence for the first time, answering dozens of questions: Why did Jackie marry Onassis? Was it only for the money? How did she react when Onassis resumed his affair with Maria Callas? What was the real reason their marriage fell apart? When Jackie returned to New York, how did she rebuild her future on a tarnished and clouded past? When did Maurice Templesman enter her life, and what role did he play in helping Jackie build her fortune? How did Jackie spend her time during those very private New York years? More than a portrait of a famous celebrity, Edward Klein’s work captures the essence of a woman whose passion for wealth was matched only by her deep need for privacy. In Just Jackie, Klein reveals how Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis finally found the love and contentment she was searching for all her life.


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