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Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier (Modern First Ladies)

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In a mere one thousand days, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy created an entrancing public persona that has remained intact for nearly forty years. Even now, a decade after her death, she remains a figure of enduring--and endearing--interest. Yet, while innumerable books have focused on the legends and gossip surrounding this charismatic figure, Barbara Perry's is the first to f ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by University Press of Kansas (first published July 2004)
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Katie
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book - especially since the author Dr. Barbara Perry was my professor and advisor at Sweet Briar College. It was well-researched and well-written, and it made me nostalgic to sit in her classes again. Worth the read!
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Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, biography
I'm totally hooked on the C-Span First Ladies: Influence and Image series. Since history normally focuses on the "great men", this is a rare chance to glimpse the evolving role of women in society, as well as the unique personalities, passions and accomplishments of individual First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Some of their stories are delightful -- some tragic. Some, like Jacqueline Kennedy's, are both.

Biographer Barbara Perry and historian Michael Beschloss are the two p
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Readergal
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an honest book about Jacqueline Kennedy. The author, Barbara Perry, appeared on the C-Span series about the first ladies.
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