Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

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  • Title: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story
  • Author: Barbara Leaming
  • ISBN: 9781250017642
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

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About “Barbara Leaming

  • Barbara Leaming

    Barbara Leaming is the author of Kick Kennedy The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter Thomas Dunne Books, April 12, 2016 She has written three New York Times bestsellers, including her recent book Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Leaming s book Churchill Defiant received The Emery Reves Award from the International Churchill Centre Her groundbreaking biography of America s 35th President, Jack Kennedy The Education of a Statesman was the first to detail the lifelong influence of British history and culture and especially of Winston Churchill on JFK Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the Times of London and other periodicals She lives in Connecticut.facebook barbara.leaming1



418 thoughts on “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

  • This book was very difficult to finish The editing was some of the worse I have ever seen The run on sentences are so long they actually should be paragraphs I had to re read sections many times to try to figure out what point the author is making Outside of the awful editing, the authors theory that Mrs.Kennedy suffered from PTSD is probably very accurate It sure puts to shame all of the trashy tabloids, articles and books criticising her and mocking her behaviour and choices for the past 50 ye [...]


  • I am glad that this book was cancelled for the book club, it is a very intense book about Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and her life with John F Kennedy, before and after the Presidential assassination I have read several books about her, but nothing quite like this This book extensively digs into the assassination and the aftermath of her PTSD in the years that followed her until her death This book really makes you feel empathetic to her and what she went though I do like the authors rese [...]


  • Thoroughly enjoyed this account of Jackie s life after the assassination of JFK It was very insightful to be able to see how that horrible event affected her Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder PTSD before the term was even known she attempted to soldier on It is easy to criticise her and forget that she witnessed one of the most traumatic and horrific things imaginable For someone that was always known to be a very private person, even putting assurances in place after her death not t [...]


  • While the blurbs and reviews of the book say it s about Jackie Kennedy s PTSD, this is less than of the book It is a general emotional biography of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.There is a good description of Jackie and her family s unique social position Her mother s second marriage brought her standing but no wealth Author, Barbara Leaming, shows how dating, flirting and false relationships were the norm at this time as girls hid their talents and subordinated their interests to boys The [...]


  • This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.DNF at 61%The untold story my ass.Right away in this book, I really got a vibe that this was a sexist book It immediately focused on Kennedy Onassis love life It didn t start with her childhood or talking to me about how rough her childhood was It started with her as a teen, talking with a boy, and pretending not to understand a thing he was talking about Then, it got into how sniping she was about those boys.It literally only focused on her [...]


  • This book is the first to explain how Jackie Kennedy fought posttraumatic stress disorder for thirty one years In 1964 there wasn t even a name for what she was enduringt until 1980 was it included in the American Psychiatric Association s official manual of mental disorders As time went by she finally got some control over the terrifying memories and, when asked what she considered her greatest achievement, she replied I think it is that after going through a rather difficult time, I consider m [...]


  • I can t get this book off my mind Prior to reading it, I knew two things about Jackie O 1 She was married to JFK 2 She was a fashion icon I feel slightly embarrassed that that is all I knew about her, but I m a few too many decades removed from the assassination and I was only 7 when she died I have no living memory of her or, obviously, JFK I also grew up in the conservative south The Kennedy family isn t worshiped here like it is in New England.With those things said, I found the book mesmeriz [...]


  • The US changed in an instant when President John F Kennedy 1917 1963 was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas Our nation would never be the same, as we deeply mourned the loss of our 35th president Americans felt sorrow for his widow, yet Jackie wasn t really the focus, until this revelatory new book Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis The Untold Story authored by historian scholar Barbara Leaming.In 1963 PTSD was simply known as shell shock , the condition described the minds of ret [...]


  • The fact that it took me 4 otherwise very busy months to finish this book belies my great enjoyment in reading it One always tends to hesitate to use words like enjoy when the subject matter is as harrowing as this at times was although it is undoubtedly a compelling read I have always been drawn to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis her style, her fame, her mystique and her steadfast commitment to doing things her own way, although I have to admit that I had, over the years, given little though [...]


  • All her life Jackie had been a very proud woman and believed she should have things exactly as she wanted them Life promised to be perfect after marrying John F Kennedy as she settled in comfortably with the Kennedy family But two weeks after the honeymoon, perfection was only a memory Years later, when Jackie thought about her early married life, she remembered the velocity above everything else Life with him was just so fast JFK never stopped moving forward, but was always going on to somethin [...]


  • Cartea scriitoarei americane Barbara Leaming, specialist n scrierea biografiilor personalit ilor artistice i politice, intitulat at t de sugestiv Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Povestea nespus a ap rut n anul 2016 la editura Corint Istorie n traducerea lui Lidia Gr dinaru i cu o prefa de istoricul Diana Mandache Este una dintrea cele mai bune i interesante c r i dedicate so iei pre edintelui J.F.Kenendy, a epocii cuprinse ntre 1945 i nceputul anilor 90, o carte care merit s fie citit at t de [...]


  • This is Barbara Leaming s third Kennedy biography The first third of the book recycles considerable material from the first biography minus the dubious theories Learning s major fault as a biographer is her tendency to mind read In this biography learning has considerable documentation from a variety of sources The author details after the assassination how Bobby Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson sought to comfort her and to use her politically.The main or key thrust of Leaming s book is her claim that [...]


  • I know that than a few psychologists and psychiatrists have made a forensic diagnosis of PTSD of Jackie O, and a few writers have discussed it in brief, but, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first book length treatment of the idea, and a very good one.The book focuses on the period from Jack s death to Bobby s, with some treatment of her marriage to Aristotle Onassis, then a brief wrap up, and her childhood in front.Several takeaways, related to but not limited to, the PTSD angle 1 Her [...]


  • This was an interesting account of Jackie Kennedy Onassis life It tries to be a serious telling of her life while including many gossipy tidbits that one would find in a trashy biography The author tires to put JKO s post assassination behavior through a filter of PTSD, either explaining or excusing her life choices with this diagnosis Some of it fits, and some of her actions are that of a spoiled, entitled selfish woman, tragedy aside There are times when you are reading about what JKO went thr [...]


  • One of the most maddening books and I still wonder why I kept at it I ll start with the good Is was wonderful to find out that Jackie s aloofness and standofishness was due to PTSD This should have been recognized much sooner and she should have had the appropriate care sooner This shoots her up in my respect and we as a country owe her an apology So for this I thank this book The only tangential person that was believable was Lyndon Johnson On the otherhand the writing was abysmal If I ever her [...]


  • DNF, although I got close maybe 50 pages or so from the end This book is, for lack of a better word, thorough It s also pretty dense writing long sentences, long paragraphs, lots of details For me it contained a little too much detail about people along the periphery of Jackie s life and not quite enough about her actual experiences I think if you were really interested in her connections with others, particularly leading up to and during JFK s presidency, this might be a book you would enjoy.


  • I wasn t alive when Kennedy was assassinated, but I grew up with a copy of a book titled Four Days, which told the story of the assassination Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was at that point considered an international media and fashion icon and was about to transform herself in to a savvy publisher So like many of my generation, I was sold the myth of Jackie as a courageous woman who held the country together during those terrible days of November 1963 with her brave face and almost regal beari [...]


  • I was highly anticipating the receipt of this book Having worked quite a bit in the field of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD debriefings, I wanted to read about how Jackie Kennedy Onassis dealt with her trauma in a time when PTSD was not even recognized This book took a totally different slant on her life than any other book written about her.However, I must say that the first 100 pages were so full of detailed minutiae that I found it extremely boring I probably would not have continued rea [...]


  • I realize now that I should have read the summary on the back of the book I picked it up thinking it was just a straight biography of Jackie s life instead it was of a look at her reaction to the assassination and the probable PTSD she suffered for the rest of her life As a result, I didn t learn as much as I wanted about some aspects of her life and it painted a very one note picture of her personality a sad, distressed, cold guarded individual The book was repetitive enough that I sometimes t [...]


  • This book is filled with fresh insight on a woman I once thought I knew for lack of a better word The facts presented are enlightening and most certainly very interesting however, my main issue with this book is its redundancy Quotes the author deems particularly luminary she reinserts throughout the book from start to finish Certain sentences, particularly in the closing of chapters, are almost identical Sentences will often span the length of an entire paragraph with the help of superfluous co [...]


  • Most women of my age followed the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis She was the darling of the media that both celebrated and vilified her This is the most sympathetic account of Jackie s life that I have ever read PTSD was not known in 1963 Grief and PTSD are very different When we realize the trauma Mrs Kennedy experienced in Dallas, how is it different from that of a soldier who sees a friend s head blown away Soon after the the second Kennedy assassination of RFK, Jackie married Aristotle O [...]


  • This book examines the life of Jackie Kennedy in greater detail than most and from the premise that, following JFK s assignation, she suffered from PTSD First through, her pre Kennedy and pre assignation years are examined The author details the relentless attention from the public and the relentless pull on her from others that kept her in turmoil However, I found it odd to say the least that her children receive scant attention until the very end of the book I felt any indepth analysis of her [...]


  • The story begins with much ado about nothingt that Jackie was nothing it s the author s presentation of trivial and vacuous details surrounding her vigorous pursuit of marriage to JFK So many times I wondered if I could finish it Perhaps better editing would have made the first part of the book palatable The Untold Story includes personal characteristics of the subjects that perhaps should have remained untold It seems as though Americans have idolized a cast of obsessive and cunning fakes Both [...]


  • If you are a fan of the Kennedy s, and want to learn this author s views on Jackie s actions following the assassination of her husband, this book is for you The author gives an interesting reassessment of Jackie s life She attributes PTSD to Jackie s 31 year struggle to maintain control of her life, in a world that scrutinized her every move In the book the author takes us through Jackie s life from being idolized, scrutinized and finally empowered.


  • I have always wanted to find out information about the Kennedys as they fascinate me as being seen as royalty in the United States After reading this book, my knowledge of the Kennedys grew but not in ways that I expected I was surprised to find out that the Kennedys were not the role models I had erroneously thought they were to be in the 1960s.


  • An intense, yet compassionate biography of the former First Lady The author wrote in the context of Jackie s suffering from PTSD although not medically recognized until 1980 after witnessing JFK s assassination, and how she struggled to put her life back together An insightful read


  • First, let me say this is not a tell all to end all book It is not gossipy at all, and you will need to read other accounts to get the nitty gritty on Jackie s affairs, children, and further depth of family goings on of her within the Kennedy tribe and with her sister, Lee Leaming sticks very closely to her premise of The Untold Story, which is to set forth the evidence that, Yes, Jackie did indeed suffer very traumatically emotionally, psychologically, and physiologically There was surprising d [...]


  • After reading this amazing book, I ve become an avid fan of Jackie O If you re an amateur in regards to Jackie, you ll learn absolutely everything there is to know in this amazing book LOVE LOVE LOVE it.



  • I was totally fascinated with this book What a life, and certainly not an easy one It told of her growing up until her death Things I found interesting was what made Jackie Jackie She was an intellect She started smoking at age fifteen When asked what her greatest accomplishment was, she said that it was surviving after a traumatic incident She learned how to deal with post traumatic stress syndrome When talking with Arthur Schlesinger after her cancer diagnosis, she said I feel it is kind of hu [...]


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