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After yet another tragic loss, Jackie was ready to live life on her own terms. She was through with shouldering the burden of living as others thought she should— of leading a life that they, and not she, deemed suitable. She knew what she wanted to do.
This podcast is a companion to Paul Brandus's new book, "Jackie: Her Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O," now available in stores and online.
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The world was shocked when Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. It would not have been so surprising had the truth of their relationship—which dated back to the 1950s—been known. Jackie knew Ari almost as long as she had known John F. Kennedy—and saw qualities in him (besides money) that she found highly attractive.
The five years between her marriages to JFK and Onassis are often overlooked. But it was an incredible period of growth and change for Jackie. How did the world’s most famous woman remain so enigmatic? What was she really like? This book reveals the real Jackie, the one that hid behind her trademark large sunglasses.
In this book, you’ll learn about:
- Jackie’s lovers—and the one man she regretted not marrying
- The secret, second burial of JFK
- Her evolution from “political wife Jackie” into “nightclubbing, party girl Jackie”
- Her own near death in 1967
- Her influence on pop art, fashion, and design