Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Still Spinning Camelot – A New Book with Jacqueline Kennedy’s Words

Prompted by the 50th anniversary of her father’s Presidency, Carolyn Kennedy has released her mother’s interviews with Arthur Schlesinger, the historian and Kennedy aide.  If the previews and New York Times summary are true to the book, Jacqueline Kennedy’s voice seems to be the complement to Schlesinger’s own adoring personal and historic view in A Thousand Days: Kennedy in the White House, written and published about a year after the assassination.

Will you listen to the eight and a half hours of tape? read the transcript? catch the Diane Sawyer television special? Remember Camelot?

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy  is due to be released tomorrow, but you can read the teaser in the New York Times – In Tapes, Candid Talk by the Kennedy Widow  or preview the pictures – Photos: New book Shows Another Side to Jackie Kennedy.

  • Was Jackie Kennedy really only 34 back then?
  • Do we really need to hear what she thought of Charles De Gaulle (egomaniac) or Indira Gandhi (prune)?

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