Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 / foreward by Caroline Kennedy ; introduction and annotations by Michael Beschloss.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • Other Titles:
      Historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy : interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964. Iinterviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964.
    • ISBN:
      9781401324254 (hbk.)
      1401324258 (hbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      ocn751742053
      751742053
    • Accession Number:
      fay.337543
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ONASSIS, J. K. et al. Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Hyperion, 2011. ISBN 9781401324254. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.337543. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Onassis JK, Schlesinger AM, Kennedy C, Beschloss MR. Jacqueline Kennedy : Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964. 1st ed. Hyperion; 2011. Accessed October 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.337543
    • APA:
      Onassis, J. K., Schlesinger, A. M., Kennedy, C., & Beschloss, M. R. (2011). Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 (1st ed.). Hyperion.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Caroline Kennedy, and Michael R. Beschloss. 2011. Jacqueline Kennedy : Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964. 1st ed. Hyperion. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.337543.
    • Harvard:
      Onassis, J. K. et al. (2011) Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964. 1st ed. Hyperion. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.337543 (Accessed: 26 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Onassis, JK, Schlesinger, AM, Kennedy, C & Beschloss, MR 2011, Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964, 1st ed., Hyperion, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, et al. Jacqueline Kennedy : Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964. 1st ed., Hyperion, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.337543.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Caroline Kennedy, and Michael R. Beschloss. Jacqueline Kennedy : Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964. 1st ed. Hyperion, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.337543.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Onassis JK, Schlesinger AM, Kennedy C, Beschloss MR. Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 [Internet]. 1st ed. Hyperion; 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.337543

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2011 October #2

Throughout her life, Jacqueline Kennedy was an enigma. Her refusal to give interviews in her lifetime only enhanced her mystery. But several months after President Kennedy's assassination, she sat down with historian Arthur Schlesinger to answer questions for an oral history that was not to be released until after her death (the actual amount of time it was to be delayed was surprisingly difficult to determine, as Caroline Kennedy explains in the foreword). The eight and one-half hours of conversation reveal a woman with insecurities (she once apologized to JFK for being a dud) who adored her husband and family and, surprisingly, especially perhaps to her, found a new and stronger marriage in the White House. Yet one gets the sense that Mrs. Kennedy always knew she was speaking for history, and she could spin with the best. Her praise for the president knows few bounds, and some of her comments, in retrospect, seem more like subterfuge than naivete (Did Kennedy really suggest she take all those out-of-town trips because of concern for her well-being?). That said, in hours of conversation with sounds of drinking and smoking in the background, it was difficult not to let some secrets slip. Jack's bad stomach is mentioned in a whisper. President Kennedy thought Richard Nixon was "dangerous," she reveals, and she calls Indira Gandhi a "truly bitter woman." It's in the discussion of Gandhi that Mrs. Kennedy goes off on liberal women and notes that she preferred an "Asiatic" relationship with her husband. As Caroline Kennedy notes, her mother evolved, but this snapshot in time fascinates. With so many events and figures mentioned that are only vaguely remembered if at all, historian Michael Beschloss does yeoman's duty providing context in footnotes that are as concise as they are useful. Packaged with 8 CDs containing the interviews, this deluxe edition may raise more questions than it answers. But wasn't that Jacqueline Kennedy? Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.