Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming audiobook

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story: The Untold Story

By Barbara Leaming  and Cherie Priest
Read by Kate Reading , Wil Wheaton , and Eliza Foss

Macmillan Audio 9781250017642
13.39 Hours 1
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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. Leaming's biography also makes clear the pattern of Jackie's life as a whole. We see how a spirited young woman's rejection of a predictable life led her to John F. 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. A story for our times at a moment when we as a nation need more than ever to understand the impact of trauma.

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A New York Times bestseller

A 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.

Leaming's biography also makes clear the pattern of Jackie's life as a whole. We see how a spirited young woman's rejection of a predictable life led her to John F. 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. A story for our times at a moment when we as a nation need more than ever to understand the impact of trauma.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An intimate and revealing look at one of the 20th century's most remarkable--and misunderstood--women. Kirkus Reviews
“Provocative.... Recast in this light, Jackie's post-1963 actions make a new kind of sense.... With a diagnosis of PTSD in mind, incidents once criticized as selfish or at least self-indulgent can be reassessed. USA Today
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis provides suggestive evidence that her subject suffered from the clinical symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, including flashbacks, insomnia, numbness, avoidance, fear, depression, and anger. ... Her documentation -- which includes Jackie's remarks to intimates, as well as her behavior -- is compelling. Interpreting the post-assassination life through the lens of PTSD turns out to be a fruitful way of making sense of Jackie's sometimes odd-seeming choices. The Boston Globe
Barbara Leaming offers a startling and fascinating look at Jackie's life. ... Sensitive and stylish, intimate and insightful.... At once harrowing and humane, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis stands as a deeply moving narrative. Richmond Times-Dispatch
Both refreshing and uniquely insightful. Maclean's
“Provocative…Recast in this light, Jackie’s post-1963 actions make a new kind of sense…With a diagnosis of PTSD in mind, incidents once criticized as selfish or at least self-indulgent can be reassessed.” USA Today
Barbara Leaming makes a strong argument, based on original research, that Jackie suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at a time before the condition had been diagnosed. Bookpage
Successfully provides a fresh perspective on the widow of assassinated U.S. president John F. Kennedy....Award-winning biographer Barbara Leaming's take on Kennedy Onassis is well-written and thoroughly researched. ... Leaming's new biography brings her back to life in an important new light. Winnipeg Free Press
“Her documentation—which includes Jackie’s remarks to intimates, as well as her behavior—is compelling. Interpreting the post-assassination life through the lens of PTSD turns out to be a fruitful way of making sense of Jackie’s sometimes odd-seeming choices.” Boston Globe
“Both refreshing and uniquely insightful.” Maclean’s (Canada)
“Barbara Leaming offers a startling and fascinating look at Jackie’s life…Sensitive and stylish, intimate and insightful…at once harrowing and humane, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis stands as a deeply moving narrative.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Successfully provides a fresh perspective…Well written and thoroughly researched..Leaming’s new biography brings her back to life in an important new light.” Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
“[An] engaging biography…Readers intrigued with the Kennedys will find much to admire here.” Library Journal
“Barbara Leaming makes a strong argument, based on original research, that Jackie suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a time before the condition had been diagnosed.” BookPage
“An intimate and revealing look at one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable—and misunderstood—women.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Barbara Leaming

Author Bio: Barbara Leaming

Barbara Leaming is the author of the New York Times bestseller Katharine Hepburn. She was for many years professor of theater and film at Hunter College. Her articles have appeared in Vanity Fair and the New York Times Magazine. She lives in Connecticut.

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Author Bio: Cherie Priest

Author Bio: Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker was nominated for a Nebula and Hugo Award, won the Locus Award for best science-fiction novel, and was named Steampunk Book of the Year by steampunk.com. She is also the author of Dreadnought, Boneshaker’s sequel, and of the near-contemporary fantasy Fathom. She debuted to great acclaim with a trilogy of Southern gothic ghost stories featuring heroine Eden Moore wich included Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Wings to the Kingdom, and Not Flesh nor Feathers. Born in Tampa, Florida, she earned her Master’s in rhetoric at the University of Tennessee. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Aric, and a fat black cat named Spain.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 13.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English