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Summary

Summary

"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.


Author Notes

Christopher Andersen was born on May 26, 1949. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the staff of Time Magazine as a contributing editor in 1969. He was the senior editor of People Magazine from 1974 to 1986. He has also written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has written over 25 books. His early nonfiction books range from psychology in The Name Game to true crime in The Serpent's Tooth to art collecting in The Best of Everything. He is best known for his biographies including Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve, The Day John Died, Madonna Unauthorized, and These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. He received the Joan's Legacy Award for excellence in journalism regarding lung cancer in 2008. (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 "Jack, Jack, Jack! Can You Hear Me?"p. 1
Chapter 2 "The President Says If You Don't Hurry, He'll Fall Asleep"p. 17
Chapter 3 "An Electrical Current Between Them"p. 41
Chapter 4 "I Hate It, Hate It, Hate It!"p. 61
Chapter 5 "Our Strange Little Life"p. 99
Chapter 6 "Keep Her Riding"p. 117
Chapter 7 "It Was a Real Look of Love"p. 151
Chapter 8 "But What About All the Children?"p. 189
Chapter 9 "You re My Ideal, Jacqueline"p. 221
Chapter 10 "If I Ever Lost You ..."p. 257
Chapter 11 "They Had Been Through So Much Together"p. 281
Acknowledgmentsp. 309
Sources and Chapter Notesp. 313
Bibliographyp. 319

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