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Reading Jackie [electronic resource] : her autobiography in books / William Kuhn.

By: Kuhn, William M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Nan A Talese/Doubleday, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (350 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780385531009 (electronic bk.); 0385531001 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 | Book editors -- United States -- Biography | Editors -- United States -- Biography | Presidents' spouses -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading Jackie.DDC classification: 070.5/09492 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print during the last two decades of her life as an editor at Viking and Doubleday. Based on archives and interviews with Jackie's authors, colleagues, and friends, this book mines this significant period of her life to reveal both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image. Many Americans regarded Jackie as the paragon of grace, but few knew her as the woman sitting on her office floor laying out illustrations, or flying to California to persuade Michael Jackson to write his autobiography. This book provides a behind the scenes look at Jackie at work: how she commissioned books and nurtured authors, as well as how she helped to shape stories that spoke to her strongly.--From publisher description.
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"Books edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis": p. [292]-297.

"Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as an author": p. [298].

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print during the last two decades of her life as an editor at Viking and Doubleday. Based on archives and interviews with Jackie's authors, colleagues, and friends, this book mines this significant period of her life to reveal both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image. Many Americans regarded Jackie as the paragon of grace, but few knew her as the woman sitting on her office floor laying out illustrations, or flying to California to persuade Michael Jackson to write his autobiography. This book provides a behind the scenes look at Jackie at work: how she commissioned books and nurtured authors, as well as how she helped to shape stories that spoke to her strongly.--From publisher description.

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