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A thousand days of magic

Cassini Oleg

During the thousand days of the Kennedy administration, Cassini designed over 300 outfits for Jackie Kennedy - coats, dresses, evening gowns, suits and day wear. He coordinated every aspect of her wardrobe, from shoes and hats to gloves and handbags. In this book, for the first time, he offers a fascinating and comprehensive view of his role as Jackie's personal couturier.

A Woman named Jackie

Heyman David C.

For more than 30 yrs she was the focus of unparalleled fascination and uninterrupted curiosity, the most pursued, written-about, photographed and famous woman of our time.
In the pages of this book, David Heyman unravels the riddle of the complex life and character of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

All Too Human
[The love story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy]

Klein Edward

The private bonds that united John and Jacqueline Kennedy have always remained shrouded in secrecy and misunderstanding. In this book Edward Klein, a friend of Jackie, recreates the Kennedy marriage in unprecedented detail, shedding new light on the relationship at the heart of Camelot, from their first meeting in 1951 to the President's assassination in 1963.

American Journey
[The times of Robert Kennedy]

Stein Jean

An oral history of the life & times of Robert F. Kennedy. Interviews conducted by Jean Stein. Edited by George Plimpton.

This book is the story of a complex, many-sided man, told in the voices of the enormous variety of people who knew him. It is the history of Robert Kennedy, the son, the brother, the husband and father, the Attorney General, the Senator, the Presidential candidate, the man.
It is the story - startling in its vividness, heartbreaking in its poignancy - of just what Robert Kennedy was and meant, and what he might have been.

American Legacy
[The story of John and Caroline Kennedy]

C.David Heymann

In "American Legacy", bestselling author C.David Heymann draws upon a voluminous archive of personal interviewes to present a telling portrait of John and Caroline Kennedy.
A longtime biographer of various members of the Kennedy clan, including Jackie and Robert Kennedy, Heymann covers John's and Caroline's childhood in the White House, the dark aftermath of their father's assassination, their uneasy adolescence, and the many challenges they faced as adults, under the glaring eye of the media. He reveals John's ad Caroline's loving but at times trying relationship with their larger-than-life mother, as well as Jackie's own emotional struggles, romantic relationships and financial concerns following JFK's death.

American Son

Blow Richard

The last, defining years in the life of John F.Kennedy, Jr,  as seen by an Editor who worked for him as "George" Magazine.

An Honorable Profession : A  Tribute to Robert F.Kennedy

Salinger Pierre

In the hours and days just after the murder, numberless testimonials were paid to Robert F.Kennedy by men in high station, in newspaper editorials, and in television and radio commentaries. A lot of them are collected in this book.

Aphrodite - Desperate Mission

Olsen Jack

The incredible and true story of the World War II top secret mission to destroy Nazi V-2 ballistic rocket bases designed to rain ballistic missile death on London and New York City.
Born in desperation and carried out with foolhardy courage and at the cost of brave men's lives, Mission Aphrodite was a real-life, aerial "Guns of Navarone scheme that called volunteers to guide B-17 drone planes packed with explosives into the Nazi V-2 rocket bases. It was a concept so daring and innovative that the mission would lay the groundwork for America's own guided missile program.
This book is filled with gripping personal accounts, including the tragic mission that resulted in the death of President John F.Kennedy's older brother, Joe Kennedy,Jr; it is a tale of high drama and heroism.

As we remember her

Sferrazza Anthony Carl

In "As we remember her", Carl Sferrazza Anthony, a historian of first ladies, paints the most personal, revealing portrait of Jackie to date- one that shows her not in the shadow of her famous husbands or frozen in the light of flashbulbs but as viewed herself over the years and as she was known by those closest to her.

Bob Kennedy

Kimball Penn

Italian version of the English book "Bobby Kennedy and the new politics".
This book was written when Bob Kennedy was still alive and running his 1968 Presidential campaign.

Estevez Emilio
The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.
Bobby and Jackie - A Love Story
Heymann C.David
Few writers have immersed themselves in the world of the Kennedys as completely or successfully as C.David Heymann, whose Biographies of Jackie, Robert, John F.Kennedy Jr and Caroline together have sold millions of copies and have shed light on the private lives of the most prominent members of the iconic American family. Now he draws on more than two decades's worth of personal interviews, as well as previously unavailable reports and briefs from the Secret Service and the FBI, to create a complete picture of the relationship that existed between two of the most heralded figures of the twentieth century.
Americans have long been fascinated by the rumored love affair between Jackie Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy.
With "Bobby and Jackie" they will finally get more than a glimpse of the emotional and romantic connection.
An open secret for decades among family insiders , their affair began as a result of their shared grief over the assassination of the president in 1963 and lasted until Bobby began his run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968.
Bobby Kennedy  - The Making of a Folk Hero
David Lester & David Irene
This biography records the ideological journey of Robert Kennedy from staunch McCarthyite and self-confessed social-problems illiterate to spokesman for the hopeless, helpless and voiceless. Last century has not seen a more remarkable reversal by a public figure.
The authors interviewed scores of persons whose lives touched that of RFK and who supplied rare details and fresh stories.
Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties
Eppridge Bill
Award-winning photographer Bill Eppridge followed Kennedy for 'Life' magazine during his early campaign days in 1966, up his untimely death. His unprecedented access to the candidate resulted in dynamic images of the public Kennedy, as well as rare glimpses of private moments with his wife, children, friends and confidantes, many of which have never been published before.
[The hidden story of the Kennedy Years]
Talbot David
In this book, David Talbot sheds dramatic new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its stunning aftermath.
Based on interviews with more than 150 people -including many of the Kennedys' ageing "band of brothers" whose testimony here might be their final word on this epic political story - as well as newly released documents, 'Brothers' tells the compelling untold story of the Kennedy years.
Camelot at Dawn : Jacqueline and John Kennedy in May,1954
Suero Orlando
 In January 1954, the handsome junior senator from Massachusetts and his glamorous wife moved into a three-story townhouse at 3321 Dent Place in Georgetown. Although they would live here for only five months, the house was their first home after their wedding― the society event of the decade―and a place from which they could begin to prepare for the next step in their lives, one that would take John and Jacqueline Kennedy to the White House. In May of that year, Orlando Suero, a photographer with the Three Lions Picture Agency on his first major assignment, spent five days with the Kennedys. He enjoyed their full cooperation and the intimate access that would later, as Jacqueline became more anxious about her family's privacy, be denied to all but a few.

In more than twenty photo sessions, Suero documented a typical week in the young couple's life: Jack at his Senate office, catching up on work at home, and painting in the back garden; Jackie attending classes at Georgetown, gardening, and preparing for an evening of dinner and dancing; and the couple reading the morning papers around the breakfast table, looking through their wedding photos, hosting both casual and formal dinner parties, and tossing the football around with neighbors Bobby and Ethel Kennedy.

Suero's photographs capture the idyllic quality of the young couple's lives during their months in Georgetown. Not yet hounded by the media, John and Jacqueline in these images seem happier and more at ease than they would ever be again. Surprisingly, no magazine ever published Suero's complete photo essay. McCall's ran a few of his photographs that fall, but most of them have not been seen until now. In 1989, Three Lions Picture Agency owner Max Lowenherz donated the photographs to the Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Institute. For Camelot at Dawn, the Peabody Institute's Anne Garside has selected nearly one hundred of the most evocative and affecting pictures Suero took during his week in Georgetown. This remarkable document of John and Jacqueline Kennedy's first year of marriage recalls the romance and the promise embodied by their life together in America's last age of innocence.
Death at Chappaquiddick
Tedrow Richard L & Tedrow Thomas L.
 During the evening of July 18,1969, Senator Edward Kennedy attended a private party on Chappaquiddick Island. He left the party with Mary Jo Kopechne some time between 11:15pm and 12:45am on July 1,1969. They drove toward an isolated beach, but never made it because Senator Kennedy's car went off the Dyke Bridge into Poucha Pond. He emerged alive and took almost 10 hrs to report the accident. Mary Jo did not escape from his submerged car and died sometime during the night. Her death has been the only certainty in the tragedy.
Diana & Jackie [Maidens, Mothers, Myths]
Mulvaney Jay
History has seen few women so magical, so rare, that they captured the spirit and imagination of their times. Diana, Princess of Wales, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were two of them. Their two lives have been well documented but never before compared. And never before examined in the context of their times
Ethel - The story of Mrs Robert F.Kennedy
David Lester
Author Lester David makes no attempt to glamorize Ethel Kennedy; rather he paints her as she was : her helter-skelter childhood in a household filled with children and love, wealth and faith; her education in the carefully controlled academies of the rich and Catholic; her marriage and the children she bore the man who might have been President of the United States.
Fairy tale interrupted  [A memoir of Life, Love, and Loss]
Terenzio Rosemarie
To everyone else, John F. Kennedy Jr may have been American royalty, but to RoseMarie Terenzio he was an entitled nuisance- and she wasn't afraid to let him know it. RoseMarie was his personal assistant, his publicist, and one of his closest confidantes during the last five years of his life. In this, her first memoir, she bravely recounts her own "Fairy Tale Interrupted", describing the unlikely friendship between a blue-collar girl from the Bronx and John F. Kennedy Jr.
Funny, moving, and fresh, her memoir is a unique account by the woman who was with him through dating, politics, the paparazzi, and his marriage to Carolyn Bessette. Her street smarts, paired with her loyalty, candor, and relentless work ethic, made her the trusted insider to America's most famous man.

Farewell, Jackie [A portrait of her final days]

Klein Edward

In November 1993, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis took a tumble from her horse during a hunt in Virginia. A scarce six months later, on May 19,1994, this revered, fascinating woman of substance, style and steely will passed away in her Park Avenue home.
This book, by bestselling author Edward Klein - who knew Jackie for more than a dozen years- is the moving account of those last months and a celebration of the life of an American icon who faced death as she faced life - with all the bravery and grace of a woman who had long inspired the nation.

Forever Young [My Friendship with John F.Kennedy, Jr]

William Sylvester Noon, with Robert Huber

For the first time, Billy Noonan takes us inside the Kennedy compound, where we glimpse America's prince struggling with what it meant to be the son of a man he hardly remembered. As an adult, JFK Jr would embrace his father's legacy and character in order to define his own destiny. With intimate accounts and never-before-seen photos, Noon reveals his friend as a man committed to his family, but determined to live his life on his own terms.

Grace and Power [The Private World of the Kennedy White House]

Bedell Smith Sally

Over the forty years since the horrific assassination in Dallas, the appeal of John and Jackie Kennedy, a uniquely glamorous presidential couple, frozen in eternal youth by the terrible and sudden truncation of their reign, has if anything only deepened.
Until now, however, no single book has gone beyond the gossip and conspiracy theories to tell the whole story of the Kennedy White House - soberly, comprehensively and compellingly. In a major work of history Sally Bedell Smith now does just that. "Grace and Power" is a compassionate and poignant chronicle of pivotal historical events seen from the inside out, behind the headlines and the carefully staged television appearances.

Hostage to Fortune : The letters of Joseph P.Kennedy
Edited by
Smith Amanda

Amanda Smith has done a superb job of compiling, editing, and interpreting her grandfather's private letters, diaries and other papers, presented here for the first time. "Hostage to Fortune" provides a window of one of the most intriguing and elusive Americans of the twentieth century.

I fratelli Kennedy
Marina Borghese

In Italian.
Small book (114 pages - 10 chapters) on John and Bob Kennedy, issued by "Edizioni Messaggero di S.Antonio-Padova"

I Kennedy
Gianni Bisiach

In Italian.
The story of a dinasty.

I Kennedy - Gloria e tragedia di una grande famiglia
Biagi - Melega- Pancera - Venč


In Italian.
Book on "Glory and tragedy of a great family", written by Enzo Biagi, Gianluigi Melega, Mario Pancera and Gianfranco Venč.

Il fondatore dei KENNEDY
Whalen Richard J.

Italian version of "The founding father".

Originally published in 1964, THE FOUNDING FATHER is the first biography of Joseph P. Kennedy to review the history of the father of one of the most powerful political families in America. This comprehensive biography of Kennedy patriarch follows his genius business career, his relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, becoming the first SEC Chairman, and watching his children become powerful politicians each in their own right.

Il Senatore
Burke Richard E.

Richard Burke started as Ted Kennedy's driver in 1971 and then became even personal assistent of the Senator. In this book he decribes what he has seen "Sex, business and politics at Kennedy house".
Italian version.

Il sogno spezzato
Veltroni Walter

A selection of of the best speeches and writings of Robert F.Kennedy.

Italian version.

In Love with Night : the American romance with Robert Kennedy
Steel Ronald

Drawing on his striking interpretation of Kennedy's character, award-winning historian Ronald Steel examines the life against the legend. It is that legend - one that Kennedy consciously created- that has made him the vessel of the nation's frustrated dreams. Those deams have created the enduring myth of "what might have been".

In the Kennedy Style
Baldrige Letitia

When Jacqueline Kennedy told her social secretary, Letitia Baldrige, that she planned to make some changes to White House entertaining, neither of them could have foreseen what would follow. Within a few short years, Jacqueline Kennedy's natural elegance and taste would completely transform how the White House - and America- entertained. With French cuisine in the State Dining Room and Pablo Casals playing in the East Room, Jackie created some of the most memorable occasions in White House history and set a standard for hospitality that the whole country would emulate.
In this book Letitia Baldrige and White House chef Renč Verdon have collaborated to recreate some of the most famous evenings of that storied era.

Jack and Bobby
Murphy Tom

No two brothers have captured the nation's admiration or had as profound an effect on the U.S. national spirit as John F.Kennedy and Robert F.Kennedy.
This book is a photographic tribute to the lives and legacies of these two immortal American figures. Rare and archival photos show the brothers at work, at play, and at home, in public and in private.

Jack and Jackie
Andersen Christopher

The most intimate and revealing look ever at America's storybook couple. Containing stunning, never-before-released details of their life beyond the public eye - the most provocative book ever written on the remarkable Kennedys - this book is an astonishing chronicle of passion, pain and infidelity.

Watney Hedda Lyons

Book published in 1991.
From back cover:
"The life and loves of the most famous and desiderable woman in the world.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis, beautiful, fabulously wealthy yet somehow tragic, has left an indelible impression on her time. Yet despite the glare of publicity that surrounds her, she remains a mystery.
What is she really like? Will she marry again? and who?".

Elfriede Jelinek

Italian version.
This is the theatratical monologue written in 2002 from the 2004 Nobel Prize-winning Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek, with her irreverent, sharp-eyed imagining of the inner life of former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The one-woman play,  is called simply "Jackie" but the script calls for such chameleon-like mood changes that maybe the title should have been pluralized.
Jelinek has created a witty, sardonic creature, rather than the demure-seeming public Jackie familiar to Americans. Using a heavy dose of irony, she poetically presents fresh ideas about the uses of power and femininity (not feminism). Her examination of the authenticity of a woman who lived in a faked media bubble, controlled by handlers and public expectations, becomes quite poignant at times, as when Jackie muses that she is "only air and deep pain."
With a fresh, non-American perspective, Jelinek makes clever, cynical observations about a life that was seemingly lived in the public eye. "I am completely private by being completely public," Jackie notes. In the end, Jelinek provides a bittersweet view of an iconic American figure that we were all familiar with, yet didn't really know at all.

Jackie : Beyond the Myth of Camelot
Kelleher K.L.

Discover the books Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved to read during her White House years, and as a book editor.

Jackie after Jack
Andersen Christopher

She captured the world's imagination as First Lady. Without JFK, she achieved a kind of global fame rarely known in XX century. Yet, in spite of it all, and the billions of words written about her, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis still remained veiled in mistery and mystique. This book draws on newly uncovered information, accompanied by dozens of rare photographs. The result is the real Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, revealed as never before.

Jackie as Editor
[The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis]
Lawrence Greg

An absorbing chronicle of a much-overlooked chapter of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life - her nineteen-year editorial career.
History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the nation's tragic widow, the millionaire's wife and, of course, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. Her biographers. however, tend to skip over an equally important stage in her life : her nearly twenty-year-long career as a book editor. "Jackie as Editor" is the first book to focus exclusively on this remarkable woman's editorial career.

Jackie Kennedy
[Protagonista del suo tempo]
Dherbier Yann-Brice & Verlhac Pierre-Henri

Italian edition.
An From Pierre-Henri Verlhac and Yann-Brice Dherbier, the editors of the best-selling John F. Kennedy: A Life in Pictures, comes its companion about Jackie Kennedy—a visual voyage through the life of Jackie, also known as Jackie Bouvier, Jackie Kennedy, Jackie Onassis.
 This volume features the most exquisite photographs, many of which are previously unpublished, ever taken of America’s legendary First Lady, as well as a biography and personal notes.

Jackie , Ethel & Joan : Women of Camelot
Taraborrelli Randy J

This book is the first to really examine the relationship among the three Kennedy wives. Using extensive research and a wealth of information available to no other biographer, bestelling author J.Randy Taraborrelli truly captures the special sisterhood shared by the three famous Kennedy wives - Jacqueline Bouvier, Ethel Skakel and Joan Bennet.

Jackie , Ethel & Joan : Women of Camelot
Larry Shaw (director)


From the best selling novel by J.Tandy taraborelli, "Jackie Ethel Joan" traces 20 years of remarkable triumphs, shocking scandals and almost insurmountable odds in the lives of these remarkable, resilient, complex and explosively different women.
This is the true inside story of the remarkable, infamous Kennedy reign told through the eyes of the three women who lived it.

Keogh Pamela Clarke

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was known by many names, but to us, she is Jackie. And whether she liked it or not, she was the most famous woman in the world. "No one else looked like her, spoke like her, wrote like her, or was so original in the way she did things" said her brother-in-law Senator Edward Kennedy.
This biography details the singular life that made Jackie an icon and contributed so greatly to her ensuring appeal.

Jackie's Girl
[My Life with the Kennedy Family]
McKeon Kathy

"I was really no more than a child when Jacqueline Kennedy came into my life, and made me part of hers."
In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life were spent in Jackie's service, during which Kathy not only played a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John Jr but also had a front-row seat to some of the twentieth century's most significant events.
Because Kathy was always at Jackie' side, Rose Kennedy deemed her "Jackie's girl".
A rare and engrossing look at the private life of one of the most famous women of the twentieth century , "JACKIE'S GIRL" is also a moving personal story of a young woman finding her identity and footing in a new country, along with the help of the most elegant woman in America.

Jackie's Treasures
Condon Diane Russel

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was loved and admired the world over, and the auction of her personal belongings in April 1996 created a media frenzy. In this book there is the behind-the-scenes  story of what has been deemed "the estate auction of the century". For 4 days the world stood by awestruck as personal belongings of the First Lady and American icon, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, were sold at the gavel. Held in New York by Sotheby's - the world's most prestigious auction house - the results were nothing short of spectacular, with a first night's total sales of 4.47 Million $.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
Gethers Steven

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy was one of the world's most celebrate women. This is the story of her life from her childhood through her reign as America's First Lady.
Thoroughly documented, this is an affectionate portrait of the years, events and people who mattered in the incredible life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - A Life
Donald Spoto

From the distinguished author of 18 international bestselling biographies comes the first complete account of perhaps the most famous woman of the twentieth century. In this book, Donald Spoto separates her from the many legend, the gossip and the plain untruths that have obscured Jackie's life.
It is based on the author's unprecedented access to a wealth of new material gleaned from her own writings, from documents at the school she attended, from the archives of the JFK Library and from interviews with those who knew her best.

Jacqueline Kennedy : the White House Years
Bowles Hamish

This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy's emergence as America's First Lady and explores her enduring global influence on style and fashion.

Jacqueline Kennedy - Woman of Valor
Porter Katherine Anne

This booklet is a collection of five articles about Jacqueline by Katherine Anne Porter :
1. Her dreams as a girl
2. Her prayers as a woman
3. Her strength as a wife
4. Her fears as a mother 
5. Her greatest lesson in courage

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - A portrait of her private years
David Lester

This revelatory, memorable book by the dean of America's Kennedy writers begins where the bestseller "A Woman named Jackie" left off, going even further into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Lester David evokes in fascinating detail what happened to Jackie after her marriage to Aristotle Onassis. He explores the life of a mature Jackie : a woman who associated little with Kennedy clan while continuing to look after her children.

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