Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath

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Random House #ad - Almost immediately, the two began an affair that would continue for the next eighteen months. After just three days on the job, the privileged but sheltered young woman was presented to the President himself. Now, no longer defined by silence or shame, Mimi Alford finally unburdens herself with this unflinchingly honest account of her life and her extremely private moments with a very public man.

. After the president’s assassination in Dallas, and tried to start a new life, locked her secret away, she grieved alone, only to be blindsided by her past. 1 new york times bestseller • “with the benefit of hindsight and good old-fashioned maturity, Mimi Alford writes not just about the secret, but the corrosive effect of keeping that secret.

Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath #ad - . A polished voice telling a credible story you can take to the bank. Seattle post-intelligencer   “Explosive. Once upon a secret is a moving story of a woman emerging from the shadows to reclaim the truth. What alford sacrificed in lucre she has more than recovered in credibility and dignity. The washington Times   “Compelling.

Emotionally unprepared to counter the president’s charisma and power, Mimi was also ill-equipped to handle the feelings of isolation that would follow as she fell into the double life of a college student who was also the secret lover of the most powerful man in the world.

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Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life

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Random House #ad - Persico’s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd’s estate that attest to the intensity of the affair, which lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Fdr’s connection with lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR’s life.

Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd. We come to see more clearly how fdr’s infidelity contributed to eleanor roosevelt’s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how FDR’s strong-willed mother helped to strengthen his resolve in overcoming personal and public adversity; and how both paramours and platonic friends completed the world that FDR inhabited.

Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life #ad - In focusing on lucy rutherfurd and the other women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico renders the most intimate portrait yet of an enigmatic giant of American history. Praise for franklin and Lucy“Persico is judicious in his treatment of these sensitive matters. You can’t properly understand FDR the man without reading this landmark study.

Douglas brinkley, professor of history at Rice University “Persico’s exploration of FDR’s emotional life is fascinating. Usa todayin franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E.

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John F. Kennedy's Women: The Story of a Sexual Obsession

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Now and Then Reader, LLC #ad - Kennedy: a biography, and oral histories; and a concise analytical life of the president, diaries, manuscripts, a full-scale study based on eleven years’ research into letters, medical records, financial papers, Rethinking Kennedy. He is now emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley, and lives in Door County, Wisconsin.

After an initial honeymoon with historians, in recent years John F. Kennedy has been more carefully scrutinized. Michael o’brien, who knows as much about kennedy as any historian now writing, here takes a comprehensive look at the feature of Camelot that remained largely under the radar during the White House years: Kennedy’s womanizing.

John F. Kennedy's Women: The Story of a Sexual Obsession #ad - The record makes for an astonishing piece of presidential history. Michael o’brien was born in green bay, wisconsin, and studied at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a Ph. D. Indeed, o’brien writes, kennedy’s approach to women and sex was near pathological, beyond the farthest reaches of the media’s imagination at the time.

In history. He is the author of the widely praised John F.

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My Mother, a Serial Killer

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HarperCollins #ad - Dulcie bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kindand caring. Written by award-winning journalist janet fife-yeomans together with hazel baron, My Mother, A Serial Killer is both an evocative insight into the harshness of life on the fringes of Australian society in the 1950s, and a chilling story of a murderous mother and the courageous daughter who testified against her and put her in jail.

She would have got away with it all had it not been for Hazel. And what she saw terrified her. A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice. Only her daughter Hazel saw the real Dulcie. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the scones and cakes she generously baked and delivered for their morning tea.

My Mother, a Serial Killer #ad - That was one side of her. Dulcie was in fact a cold, by 1958, had put three men in their graves - one of them the father of her four children, calculating killer who, Ted Baron - in one of the most infamous periods of the state's history.

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Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story

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Atria Books #ad - This is the book that readers will be talking about for years to come. With bobby and jackie, they will finally get behind-closed-doors access to the emotional connection between these two legendary figures. From new york Times bestselling author C. Kennedy. Few writers have immersed themselves in the world of the Kennedys as completely or successfully as C.

An open secret for decades among kennedy insiders, their affair emerges from the shadows in an illuminating book that only the author of The Georgetown Ladies’ Social Club and American Legacy could produce. Readers have long been fascinated by the rumored love affair between Jackie Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy.

Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story #ad - David heymann, reached #1 on the new york times bestseller list, A Woman Named Jackie, whose Jackie Kennedy Onassis biography, sold more than a million copies in hardcover, and was hailed by People as the Best Book of 1989. Now he draws on his impressive list of sources and impeccable insight to reveal the truth behind one of the most tantalizing relationships in American history.

David heymann, an in-depth and controversial look at the much talked about but never fully revealed relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert F.

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Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

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Random House #ad - A must-read for anyone interested in what it means to be a family. Bust “identical strangers has all the heart-stopping drama you’d expect. What she found instead was shocking: She had an identical twin sister. When she answered a call from her adoption agency one spring afternoon, Paula’s life suddenly divided into two starkly different periods: the time before and the time after she learned the truth.

As they reunite, taking their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are left with haunting questions surrounding their origins and their separation. The reader is left to marvel at the reworking of individual identities required by one discovery and then another. Boston sunday Globe “Absorbing.

Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited #ad - Wired“A fascinating memoir. As you accompany the twins on their search for the truth of their birth, you witness another kind of birth—the germination and flowering of sisterly love. Deborah tannen, #1 new york times bestselling author of You Just Don’t Understand “A transfixing memoir. Publishers Weekly.

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Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, and Madness

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Sammy Davis Jr. Lived a storied life. Adored by millions over a six-decade-long career, he was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. For seven years sonny probed sammy's life to understand how someone of great notoriety and wealth could have lost everything, and in the process he came to understand Sammy as a man whose complexity makes for a riveting work of celebrity biography as cultural history.

Matt birkbeck's serious work of investigative journalism unveils the extraordinary story of an international celebrity at the center of a confluence of entertainment, politics, and organized crime, and shows how even Sammy's outsized talent couldn't save him from himself. Years later his wife, to make one last attempt to resolve sammy's debts, was living in poverty, she turned to a former federal prosecutor, restore his estate, a once-vivacious woman and heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century, Albert "Sonny" Murray, and with nowhere else to go, Altovise, and revive his legacy.

Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, and Madness #ad - . But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. It was as if Sammy had never existed. His estate was declared insolvent, and there was no possibility of itever using Sammy's name or likeness again.

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Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curtains

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Biteback Publishing #ad - The windsors are england's most famous family, from buckingham palace to clarence house, there are two families - one upstairs and one down - and nobody knows a Royal quite like a Royal servant, but what are they really like when they're out of the public gaze? Behind closed doors in every Royal residence, intimately acquainted as they are with every quirk, foible and eccentricity.

. And there are a fair few! this is the inside story of the Royal Family through the eyes of those who know them best, a sneak peek behind the ermine-trimmed curtains to reveal what they really get up to in their spare time. Are they just like us? or are they are a world apart? here are the answers to everything we've ever wondered about the royals: which programmes does the Queen watch on TV? What music did the Queen Mother listen to? Who can drive and who can't? What is it like to attend a dinner party thrown by Charles and Camilla? Who are the most popular and most unpopular! Royals to work for and why? Not in Front of the Corgis is the real Upstairs Downstairs - a unique and fascinating collection of all the secrets you ever wanted to know about the Royal Family.

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The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Wolfe's remarkable book is the culmination of more than seven years of research. He documents the mode of death, and names those involved and those who participated in the cover-up. Wolfe has written a startling portrait of the twentieth century's greatest film star that not only redefines her place in entertainment history but also reveals the secret conspiracy that surrounded her last days.

In the last days of marilyn Monroe, Wolfe confirms that the tragic actress was a homicide victim. Marilyn monroe's death has been shrouded in decades of deception, conspiracy, and lies. Donald H. Filled with documented revelations, and shocking details about the many bizarre events that took place at Marilyn's home the day she died, eye-opening information about the dark secret in Marilyn's relationship with John and Robert Kennedy, Donald H.

The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe #ad - It will change forever the way we view the life—and death—of this great star.

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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - A story for our times at a moment when we as a nation need more than ever to understand the impact of trauma. We see how a spirited young woman's rejection of a predictable life led her to John F. The instant new york times and usa today bestseller!The untold story of how one woman's life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma.

Barbara leaming's extraordinary and deeply sensitive biography is the first book to document Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' brutal, lonely and valiant thirty-one year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD that followed JFK's assassination. Here is the woman as she has never been seen before. In heartrending detail, we witness a struggle that unfolded at times before our own eyes, but which we failed to understand.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story #ad - Leaming's biography also makes clear the pattern of Jackie's life as a whole. Kennedy and the white house, how she sought to reconcile the conflicts of her marriage and the role she was to play, and how the trauma of her husband's murder which left her soaked in his blood and brains led her to seek a very different kind of life from the one she'd previously sought.

A life story that has been scrutinized countless times, seen here for the first time as the serious and important story that it is.

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