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Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Despite hundreds of books and thousands of articles on Jackie Kennedy, surprisingly little is known about her mother's role in her life and achievements. Often dismissed as a social climber who faded into the woodwork after she divorced Jackie's father-the dashing, disreputable Black Jack Bouvier-and married the rich Hugh D. Auchincloss, Janet not only played a pivotal part in Jackie's own wedding to JFK, but often served as a stand-in for Jackie during the White House years, and helped her cope with John and Caroline after the assassination.

The only book to explore this fascinating mother-daughter relationship, Janet & Jackie is filled with stories that shed new light on the personal life of an American icon.

Author: Jan Pottker
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 11/19/2002
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.17lbs
Size: 8.53h x 5.51w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780312302818

About the Author

Jan Pottker is the author of five previous books, including Celebrity Washington, as well as the co-author of Dear Ann, Dear Abby: The Unauthorized Biography of Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren. She first noted the public's interest in Janet Auchincloss while conducting walking tours through Georgetown, in Washington, D. C., where the Auchincloss house was a particular point of interest. Jan Pottker has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband, Andrew S. Fishel.

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