In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has never been told before. For this myth-shattering portrait, Klein has amassed a wealth of exclusive information from private documents and correspondence; FBI files; and hundreds of interviews with Jackie's friends, the associates of Aristotle Onassis, and people familiar with her longtime companion, the mysterious diamond merchant Maurice Tempelsman. Many people break their silence here for the first time.
Much more than a portrait of a famous celebrity, JUST JACKIE: HER PRIVATE YEARS captures the essence of a captivating woman whose passion for wealth was matched only by her deep need for privacy.
Random House Publishing Group; December 2009
- ISBN: 9780307574817
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Just Jackie
- Author: Edward Klein
Imprint: Ballantine Books
In The Press
New York Post
"REVEAL[S] FASCINATING TIDBITS THAT MAY HELP SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT ONE OF THE 20TH CENTURY'S MOST FASCINATING WOMEN."
"STARTLING AND TERRIFIC . . . [KLEIN] CLEARLY WAS ABLE TO TAP SOME OF THOSE WHO WERE IN HER CLOSEST CIRCLE."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune
About The Author
Edward Klein is a well-known writer with a distinguished career in American journalism. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy. He covered John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, served as a foreign correspondent in Asia, and was foreign editor of Newsweek. During his eleven years as editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, it won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history. His articles have appeared in New York and Parade, and he contributes regularly to Vanity Fair. He is also the author of the novel The Parachutists. He lives with his wife, Dolores Barrett, in New York City and Bridgehampton, Long Island.