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Jackie: Public, Private, Secret

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Jackie: Public, Private, Secret

From the New York Times bestselling author of JACKIE, JANET & LEE comes a fresh and often startling look at the life of legendary former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Based on hundreds of interviews with friends, family and lovers over a 30-year period --- as well as previously unreleased material from the JFK Library --- Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli paints an unforgettable new portrait of a woman whose flaws and contradictions only serve to make her even more iconic. “I have three lives,” Jackie told a former lover, “public, private and secret.” In this revealing biography, readers will become intimately familiar with all three.

New insights from the book include:

  • Jackie’s cold feet before her wedding to Jack Kennedy and her secret plan to avoid moving into the White House with him.
  • Jackie's plan to meet with the woman with whom her husband, Aristotle Onassis, was again having an affair, Maria Callas…and why, in the end, she decided against it.
  • The truth about the nude photos of Jackie which scandalized her in the 1970s…and which family member had betrayed her by selling them.
  • Her unusual relationship with Maurice Templesman, which was never what outsiders believed it to be.
  • The never-before-reported, last-ditch efforts to save Jackie’s life with experimental cancer treatments, and the doctor who wouldn’t risk jail time in order to treat her.

Twenty-eight years after her death and 60 years after the assassination of President Kennedy, JACKIE delivers the last word on one of the most famous women in the world.

Jackie: Public, Private, Secret
by J. Randy Taraborrelli

  • Publication Date: July 18, 2023
  • Genres: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN-10: 1250276217
  • ISBN-13: 9781250276216