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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life (Wheeler Large Print Book Series) (英語) ハードカバー – Large Print, 2000/7/1

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She was America's sweetheart; the embodiment of grace, elegance, style, charm, and-as the world discovered in late 1963-bravery. And though much has been written about the most famous woman of the 20th century, no biography has revealed the true Jackie; none has successfully separated the truth from the lies, or portrayed the Queen of Camelot in all her complexity-until now. With access to Jackie's own writings, the archives of the John F. Kennedy Library, and those who knew her best, bestselling celebrity biographer Donald Spoto illuminates Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and the sixty-five years of her life with candor, compassion and compelling detail. Readers will discover:

* The early years: a privileged but lonely childhood that shaped Jackie's resilience and poise, working as a photojournalist for the Washington Times-Herald, and meeting a handsome congressman named Kennedy * Life as the first lady: dealing with Jack's infidelity, adjusting to life in the spotlight, and her influence on the policies of the Kennedy Administration * Mrs. Onassis: life after Jack, marrying the Greek tycoon, her accomplished career as a book editor, her final days, and much more



DONALD SPOTO, who earned his Ph.D. degree from Fordham University, is the author of definitive biographies of, among others, Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, Laurence Olivier, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, and Ingrid Bergman. His previous book was The Hidden Jesus: A New Life. He lives in Los Angeles.


  • ハードカバー: 545ページ
  • 出版社: Wheeler Pub Inc; Lrg版 (2000/7/1)
  • 言語: 英語, 英語, 英語
  • ISBN-10: 1568958951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568958958
  • 発売日: 2000/7/1
  • 商品パッケージの寸法: 23.6 x 16.1 x 3 cm
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45 人中、44人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
A Serious Account of a Significant Life 2000/2/14
投稿者 Tony DiBiasio - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
At age 31 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy became the First Lady and thus the most recognized woman in the world. Three years later, at age 34, she witnessed the bloody murder of her husband on that dreadful day in Dallas. For the next four days this young woman shared her private loss in a very public way, as she "showed the country how to grieve." If she did nothing else with her life Jackie Kennedy would still be remembered as a very remarkable person. But, thanks to Donald Spoto's serious, yet warm and sympathetic biography we have a fuller picture of Jacquelie Bouvier Kennedy-Onassis long before Dallas and for the remaining thirty years of her significant life.
This book is not for those interested in the dirt and dish that so mistakenly is perceived as fact when writing about the Kennedys. There is none of that here. Rather, Spoto approaches his subject with a desire to understand the person by searching for the purpose and meaning she gave to her experiences, as recounted by those who knew her best. He writes in a style that is gaceful and respectful, mirroring his life as a monk, as well as the way Mrs. Kennedy-Onassis tried to live her life.
With all her wealth, opportunity, and experiences, Spoto emphasizes that her greatest accopmlishement in this extraordinary life was simply that she was a devoted and loving mother to her two children. A complex task for us all, made more difficult by having to parent under the constant glare of public curiosity.
Perhaps the most telling passage of the book, one that speaks to the truer character of JBKO, is when she was asked why she never chose to respond to the tabliods, the critics, or myriad of others who fed off her celebrity status. In other words, to just give her side of the story! Her reply was that the dirt and gossip would continue, she could not control that, but she faithfully believed that "they can never steal my soul." Therefore, no explaination, clarification or defense was necessary.
Those who admire Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and seek to explore the depth of her life beyond the myths, you will find this book worth reading. For those looking for something else -- keep searching.
17 人中、16人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
A valentine 2000/2/9
投稿者 カスタマー - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
This exhaustively researched book is very kind and extremely flattering to JBKO. So much so that is strained credibility. While the writer's approach is refreshing when compared to the hatchet jobs that have appeared over the years (one ludricous book even accuses Jackie of being an accomplice to JFK's murder!), it lacks the objectivity that a good biographer would bring to his subject. Still, I enjoyed the time I spent reading about this gallant lady.
19 人中、17人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
Okay for a rainy day read 2000/2/4
投稿者 Anita Shannon - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
There wasn't a whole lot of real news in this book, but it's always nice to read about Jackie Kennedy. This book is a little bit slow going, and dull, but once I got into it I had to keep reading. I only wish the writer had gone into more detail about her relationship with her children and the Kennedy family. It always seemed to me that Jackie tried to shield her children from the influence of the Kennedy men, and I was curious to see if that was true. However, not much detail was given there. All in all, it was no earth-shattering work.
17 人中、15人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
A Dissapointing Bore 2000/2/3
投稿者 Carolyn Detwiler - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
If Jacqueline Kennedy's life was as much of a yawn as this book makes it seem, it didn't deserve to have a book written about it. I have read many past accounts of this fantastic and mysterious woman's life, and this is by far the least intriguing. Spoto treats his subject with the arms-length fawning that the tabloids gave Jackie during her life, and never digs deep enough to engage the reader. It appears that this author was rushing to finish this book, and never stopped to realize that he didn't tell much of a story along the way. The only thing that led me to purchase this book was hearing that Spoto explains that JFK and Marilyn Monroe never had an affair. But this subject is just barely covered, and frankly, the fact that so much evidence exists that the two WERE involved, left me searching for Spoto's explanation as to why there were so many witnesses to this affair that 'never happened'-- but he doesn't explain this. Do yourself a favor, and keep looking, if you're after a good biography of Jackie Kennedy, because this one is just awful.
4 人中、4人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
She Called Him Bunny 2000/11/24
投稿者 カスタマー - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
In January 1964, a little less than two months after an assassin ended her husband's life, the widowed former First Lady appeared on TV to thank the world's mourners for their sympathy. "That broadcast," the author notes in this biography which deftly examines Jackie Kennedy Onassis, "was the last time she spoke of herself and her feelings to the world at large." In the chronology of her life, the event fell roughly at the midpoint: Jackie was 34 and would have another 30 years.
In the chronology of this book, the event occurs a little more than two-thirds of the way through and divides a work clearly stronger when Jackie had a consensual, if still guarded, relationship with the public and the press, on whose copious coverage the book heavily relies. Spoto, who has made a reputation with biographies of Alfred Hitchcock and Laurence Olivier, is nonetheless not averse to speculation when the information simply does not exist, as when he writes,"Whether Jackie returned from Europe as a virgo intacta may never be known: On this matter, she kept her counsel."
While Spoto admits that Jackie and JFK "took to the grave the details of their private moments," he does tell us she called the President "Bunny" as a rib on his insatiable sexual appetite. Such tidbits keep a reader engaged.
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