You feel like you are sitting down to bridge with Jackie and listening to her gab. A little gossip, a few criticisms, and a lot of entertaining anecdotes. She comments on the global as the person - it is the view of the White House from the parlor. She speaks with quite intimately, and it's great to get a peek at Jackie O as just a lady who loved and missed her husband, and had a good deal to say about their friends, his co-workers, and their lives. Events that touched the world are discussed as any housewife might comments on her husband's business dealings.
Mom of 2 boys ... originally from Brooklyn, NY now living in beautiful Nevada!
I wouldve rather it be more about her personal life then about all the politicians around her and John
You cant change history but again I would love to know more about Jackie then John
Yes and I think they already made a movie with katie Holmes
Yes, the content was very interesting, and remarkable given that this women just 4 months before, sat beside her husband who was shot and killed right in front of her.
So, if you consider the symptoms of PTSD, feeling unattached, forgetting importance parts of the events, trouble concentrating, etc, I would say she was a remarkable woman.
But ,no one seems to mention that it seemed like a I heard the same stories over and over.
The end just fizzled out to something completely inaudible. It builds and builds and you wait for some memorable final statement, but just hear static, people talking way off and Jacqueline telling the same story she told in part one. It did not make sense. So, I'm hoping it was just a weird garbled download. Still about 1/3 of it was very interesting.
JacquelineArthur S was a very good interviewer
not sure, not if it was as disorganized as these recordings were
Yes. I had little or no sense of her accent or personality. I was a little surprised by her grasp of affairs of the day, and her love for her husband. Quite touching.
Not disappointing but not very inspiring.
Less background noise but maybe this is part of the history.
Several moments. I was touched by her love for her husband and family. JFK was a remarkable man (I was only 13 when he was assassinated) and I await his own tapes which were recently released from the Archives.
I found this to be very interesting from the historical standpoint and makes me think in some ways that we have moved very far but that in other ways that we still have a great distance to go.
What an interesting view of a very private person. I appreciate that she had the prescience to know that these interviews would be very important. We see a "Jackie" that most of us didn't really know and we see her vulnerability. That she allowed that is amazing. A lot has been made of the lack of feminism that she expressed in the interviews. Not to excuse it, I think we need to remember the times and also the stratum of society to which she belonged. Her honesty is to be appreciated.
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Her breathy voice is as unforgettable as her persona. This was such a treat to listen to her talking to a friend, the interviews are personal, delicate, spot on and no holds barred.
Listening to Jacqueline's candor about campaigns, home life, friends, influences...all of it was remarkable. Again, this is a book that is superior as an audiobook.
Listening to the children in the background.
Historical. Impressive. Brave. A privilege.
I think Barbara Leaming has a way of writing that is quite relaxed in the sense that she doesn't get into too much detail on everything. Some biographers tend to get stuck on specifics, which I don't like. The book is on a literally level high above that of gossip, when it could have easily consisted of just that.
I think Leeming could have explored the relationship between Jackie and her children more. She writes a lot about her relationship to other people for example Arthur Schleslinger, Robert McNamara, Harold Mac Millan etc.
Those were all people she met on a official level and then befriended, but what about those she met socially or within the family? What about Ethel, the Kennedy sisters, Peter Beard etc. ?