Farewell, Jackie

Farewell, Jackie

A Portrait of Her Final Days

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Chronicles the final days in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as she battled non-Hodgkins lymphoma, looking at her accomplishments and her relationships with her children, grandchildren, and companion Maurice Tempelsman.

Blackwell North Amer
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. Farewell, Jackie, 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.
From the moment she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Jackie embraced a renewed spiritual life and embarked on her final journey in the company of her children, grandchildren, and Maurice Tempelsman, the man who brought her joy and companionship. "No other person in modern times has been so thoroughly scrutinized," writes Klein. "And yet, the climactic moment of Jackie's life - in which she orchestrated her own death as masterfully as she orchestrated the funeral of her assassinated husband - remains shrouded in mystery. This book lifts that veil."
Klein chronicles the circumstances of Jackie's diagnosis, the astonishing pace of the cancer's progress, the treatments she endured, and the ones she refused. In recounting this heart-wrenching story, he also celebrates Jackie's life - her accomplishments and her hopes for John and Caroline. Farewell, Jackie is a regal tribute and an inspiring account of the last days of a woman whose legacy endures in post-Camelot America.

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In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of her death, a moving portrait chronicles the final days in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as she battled non-Hodgkins lymphoma, looking at her remarkable accomplishments and her relationships with her children, grandchildren, and companion Maurice Tempelsman. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
ISBN: 9780670033317
0670033316
Branch Call Number: Biography On11kL
Characteristics: x, 212 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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