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Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  211 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Theirs was one of the great love stories of our time. John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier captured the world's imagination as perhaps no other husband and wife in modern history have.International bestselling author Christopher Andersen examines their unique partnership and the courage, grace, and humor that defined it. Jack and Jackie is at once a portrait of a marriag ...more
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Published December 1st 1997 by Thorndike Press (first published January 1996)
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I've been totally amazed and absolutely godsmacked at the immoral behavior of not only Jack Kennedy but his father AND Jackie's father. If this is the kind of behavior our politicians and people of power have been wielding for centuries it's no wonder our nation's leaders are as corrupt as they are. You can't be doing admirable things when your moral compass is off between the sheets with the masses.
Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage is a book about the Kennedy marriage. It is a long read, but if you are fascinated by history or the Kennedys, it is a wonderful read. Andersen goes into great depth in telling the story of this incredible couple, but he does not glorify them. The book gives an honest portrayal of Jack and Jackie. Although I knew how the marriage would end (in JFK's assassination), I found myself wanting it to end differently and tremendously sad when JFK died. T ...more
Anne Fischer
Reads like a gossip magazine.
This was an amazing story of the lives of Jackie and John Kennedy. I enjoyed how the book contains pictures of events mentioned throughout the book. I never realized the unfortunate events the Kenndys experienced. Overall I thought this was a great book.
Pamela Keats
Honestly, I had no idea how much I'd enjoy this book. It is well written, and we are taken into the secret, personal lives of Jack Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier. I could not rave about this enough. A must read!
Bobbiann Markle
Very interesting account—I actually cried when it came to the assassination and subsequent events—but there is so much dirt in it. Perhaps it can't be helped, but I can't recommend it because of that.
Interesting historical read. I learned things I didn't know
Beth Bedee
I went through a period of obsession over the Kennedy's. This was my first book during that phase. I found the information fascinating. I loved it.
Really liked it actually. Drew a balanced picture of the Jack and Jackie Kennedy relationship yet told me things I didn't know yet.
Aug 09, 2014 Anna marked it as bio-memoir  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gift, hardback
From Mom and her obsession with the Kennedys, which has become nonexistent strangely considering last year.
Karri Roling-wilson
a wonderful inside look at an American marriage full of infidelity, drugs, loss and most of all love
Lisa Neal
I love to read about Camelot and the lives of JFK and Jackie, so if course I enjoyed this book. :)
Denise Lopez
Aug 08, 2007 Denise Lopez rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Avid fan of Jackie O
Shelves: non-fiction
Jackie is a real lady and deserving to be an icon in whatever nationality...
very intriguing...also very sad, but so honest.
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