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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caroline Kennedy Narrator: Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (interviewer), Caroline Kennedy (foreword), Michael Beschloss (introduction) Publisher: Hyperion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, decades later, these conversations can be heard in this digitally remastered eight-and-a-half-hour audio program. This audiobook includes the foreword written and read by Caroline Kennedy; introduction written and read by historian Michael Beschloss and the photos from the hardcover book, as well as complete annotations from Michael Beschloss, both in downloadable PDF format.

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 completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes.

The resulting eight-and-a-half hours of material comprise a unique and compelling record of a tumultuous era, providing fresh insights on the many significant people and events that shaped JFK's presidency, but also shedding new light on the man behind the momentous decisions.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Michael | 2/18/2014

    " Shortly after JFK was assasinated Arthur Schlesinger interviews Jacqueline Kennedy on her husbands career. I found the book boring. To do justice to the book I tried to listen to the CD's that came with book. I went back to the book after the second CD because the sound quality is poor. The book to me is more gossipy then historical. JFK never discussed politics with his wife. Her response was always,"Oh I wasn't there" or "Bobby knows more about that then I do." The best part of the book is the everyday life in the White House with the President and her children. I guess I was looking for more from this book, it disappointed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bj Travis Thomas | 2/16/2014

    " Perused the book as I listened to the CD's. Most amazing to hear Jackie Kennedy's voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brenda | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Jacqueline Kennedy was mischaracterized by many who believed she was too classy for the White House. In her conversations with Schlesinger, she reveals that she did her utmost to make a comfortable homelife for the President and their two small children. I liked her candid responses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lesliebasney | 2/12/2014

    " She was 34 when JFK was killed, 10 years married, 2 children and 2 stillborn babies. What an life. "

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