These Few Precious Days

These Few Precious Days

The Final Year of Jack With Jackie

Book - 2013 | First Gallery Books hardcover edition. --.
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"The days dwindle down, to a precious few . . ." -from "September Song," JFK's favorite

They were the original power couple- outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne-dys in their final year together, #1 New York Times bestselling biographer Christopher Andersen shows us a side of JFK and Jackie we've never seen before. Tender, intimate, complex, and, at times, explosive, theirs is a love story unlike any other-filled with secrets, scandals, and bomb-shells that could never be fully revealed . . . until now. Including:

· Stunning new details about the Kennedys' rumored affairs-hers as well as his-and how they ultimately overcame all odds to save their marriage

· The president's many premonitions of his own death, and how he repeatedly tried to pull out of his last fateful trip to Dallas

· Shocking revelations about how the couple, unaware of the dangers, became dependent on amphetamine injections, the real reason- according to his longtime personal physician- for JFK's notorious libido, and how the White House hid his many serious medical problems from the public

· How the tragic death of their infant son Patrick led to an emotional outpouring from the president that surprised even their closest friends-and brought JFK and Jackie closer than they had ever been

· Touching firsthand accounts of the family's most private moments, before and after the assassination

Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted with the Kennedys' inner circle-from family members and lifelong friends to key advisors and political confidantes-Andersen takes us deeper inside the world of the president and his first lady than ever before. Unsparing yet sym-pathetic, bigger than life but all too real, These Few Precious Days captures the ups and downs of a marriage, a man, and a woman, the memories of which will continue to fascinate and inspire for generations to come.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition. --.
ISBN: 9781476732329
Branch Call Number: 973.922 AND
Characteristics: xi, 324 pages :,illustrations (some color).


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Dec 31, 2013

Although this book discusses a lot of events and issues which have been written about several times before, this book gives the best information about the complex marriage of Jacqueline Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The author grasped the essence of both their personalities and why their rocky marriage eventually improved because of their one hundred days in the White House.

nudnik Dec 11, 2013

Having just finished Patriarch about Old Joe, this reinforced some things. Certainly shows JFK to be a sexist just like his old man. Rose doesn't come off well in this one. Jackie shines.

fairboy Oct 07, 2013

Don't believe the subtitle. This book covers more than the final year and really doesn't reveal anything we haven't alread read in any of the other biographies.

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