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Jackie, Janet, and Leigh by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Jackie, Janet, and Leigh by J. Randy Taraborrelli

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Jackie, Janet, and Leigh:  The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli is a 496-page hardcover published in 2018 by St. Martin's Press, and is a stated first edition.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

"Do you know what the secret to happily ever after is?" Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their teatime.  "Money and power," she would say.  It was a lesson neither would ever forget.  They followed in their mother's footsteps after her marriages to the philandering socialite "Black Jack" Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss.

Based on newly unearthed letters and journals as well as hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers and Auchinclosses--among them Janet';s only son and Jackie and Lee's half brother--Jackie, Janet & Lee paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious but also extremely protective mother.

Through the Bouvier women personified beauty, style, and fashion and sought out powerful men in their quest to lead wealthy and entitled lives, it is their sheer humanity that shines through most on these pages.  The stunning, never-before-told story of Jackie's determination to save Janet from elder abuse brings into sharp focus the ongoing rivalry between her and lee...and why, in the end, the sisters seemed unable to reconcile the many differences that had haunted them all of their lives. 

ISBN:  9781250128010

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