In MRS KENNEDY, Barbara Leaming concentrates on the three White House years of Jackie Kennedy, wife of President John F Kennedy. At his election she was relatively unknown. By the time of his assassination in November 1963 she had redecorated the dowdy Presidential mansion which hadn't been refurbished since Eleanor Roosevelt first took up residence in the early 1930s. She had made foreign visits on behalf of the President. She had emerged, as it were, from the crysalis and became a force to be reckoned with. Using newly released sources in the US as well as making discoveries elsewhere including in Britain, she paints a portrait not only of Mrs Kennedy, but also of the President that is fresh and newly minted. She shows how Mrs Kennedy's friendship with the British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, enhanced the 'Special Relationship' between the US and UK. The book includes never before published and revealing letters between Mrs Kennedy and Macmillan. Above all there is the woman herself: how much did she know of her husband's philandering? What was their marriage like? All this and much more is the heart of Barbara Leaming's stunning new biography.
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Barbara Leaming has been a writer for 25 years.
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Descrizione libro WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0297643339
Descrizione libro WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0297643339