Janet and Jackie
The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Despite hundreds of books and thousands of articles on Jackie Kennedy, surprisingly little is known about her mother's role in her life and achievements. Often dismissed as a social climber who faded into the woodwork after she divorced Jackie's father-the dashing, disreputable "Black Jack" Bouvier-and married the rich Hugh D. Auchincloss, Janet not only played a pivotal part in Jackie's own wedding to JFK, but often served as a stand-in for Jackie during the White House years, and helped her cope with John and Caroline after the assassination.
The only book to explore this fascinating mother-daughter relationship, Janet & Jackie is filled with stories that shed new light on the personal life of an American icon.
Praise For Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis…
“An intimate look at the complex and absorbing relationship between two extraordinary women.” —Jay Mulvaney, author of Kennedy Weddings: A Family Album
“A rich and nuanced portrait.” —Publishers Weekly
“Pottker divulges startling vignettes.” —Washington Post
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312302818, 416pp.
Publication Date: November 19, 2002