These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie

These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie

Hardback Gallery Books

By (author) Christopher Andersen

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  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Format: Hardback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1476732329
  • ISBN 13: 9781476732329
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 110,398

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"The days dwindle down, to a precious few . . ." --from "September Song," JFK's favorite They were the original power couple-- outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne-dys in their final year together, #1 "New York Times" bestselling biographer Christopher Andersen shows us a side of JFK and Jackie we've never seen before. Tender, intimate, complex, and, at times, explosive, theirs is a love story unlike any other--filled with secrets, scandals, and bomb-shells that could never be fully revealed . . . until now. Including: - Stunning new details about the Kennedys' rumored affairs--hers as well as his--and how they ultimately overcame all odds to save their marriage - The president's many premonitions of his own death, and how he repeatedly tried to pull out of his last fateful trip to Dallas - Shocking revelations about how the couple, unaware of the dangers, became dependent on amphetamine injections, the real reason-- according to his longtime personal physician-- for JFK's notorious libido, and how the White House hid his many serious medical problems from the public - How the tragic death of their infant son Patrick led to an emotional outpouring from the president that surprised even their closest friends--and brought JFK and Jackie closer than they had ever been - Touching firsthand accounts of the family's most private moments, before and after the assassination Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted with the Kennedys' inner circle--from family members and lifelong friends to key advisors and political confidantes--Andersen takes us deeper inside the world of the president and his first lady than ever before. Unsparing yet sym-pathetic, bigger than life but all too real, "These Few Precious Days" captures the ups and downs of a marriage, a man, and a woman, the memories of which will continue to fascinate and inspire for generations to come.

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Review quote

Andersen digs beneath the surface . . . to examine the essential loneliness of both Jack and Jackie, both the products of privilege, both essentially abandoned, and both tough and independent. --Kirkus