Jackie, Janet & Lee

Jackie, Janet & Lee

The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

Large Print - 2018
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"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. 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, yet extremely protective, mother.
Publisher: Waterville, ME :, Thorndike Press,, [2018]
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781432847944
Branch Call Number: LP 973.92 TAR
Characteristics: 827 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

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celiawhite99
Jan 28, 2020

Very interesting-informative and historical

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prayrygrl
Aug 14, 2018

Proof money & positions in society don't necessarily mean good character & integrity. By now several generations of shallow entitled persons wasting opportunities, (with a couple of exceptions). For contrast read 'Ranching Women in Southern Alberta' , 'Keeping My Sisters' Secrets', 'The Boys in the Boat'.

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