Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier #2019

Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier Barbara A. Perry Lewis L. Gould Jacqueline Kennedy First Lady of the New Frontier In a mere one thousand days Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy created an entrancing public persona that has remained intact for than a half century Even now long after her death in she remains a figu

  • Title: Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier
  • Author: Barbara A. Perry Lewis L. Gould
  • ISBN: 9780700613434
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier Barbara A. Perry Lewis L. Gould In a mere one thousand days, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy created an entrancing public persona that has remained intact for than a half century Even now, long after her death in 1994, she remains a figure of enduring and endearing interest Yet, while innumerable books have focused on the legends and gossip surrounding this charismatic figure, Barbara Perry s is theIn a mere one thousand days, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy created an entrancing public persona that has remained intact for than a half century Even now, long after her death in 1994, she remains a figure of enduring and endearing interest Yet, while innumerable books have focused on the legends and gossip surrounding this charismatic figure, Barbara Perry s is the first to focus largely on Kennedys White House years, portraying a First Lady far complex and enigmatic than previously perceived.Noting how Jackie s celebrity and devotion to privacy have for years precluded a serious treatment, Perry s engaging and well crafted story illuminates Kennedy s immeasurable impact on the institution of the First Lady Perry vividly illustrates the complexities of Jacqueline Bouvier s marriage to John F Kennedy, and shows how she transformed herself from a reluctant political wife to an effective, confident presidential partner Perry is especially illuminating in tracing the First Lady s mastery of political symbolism and imagery, along with her use of television and state entertainment to disseminate her work to a global audience.By offering the White House as a stage for the arts, Jackie also bolstered the president s Cold War efforts to portray the United States as the epitome of a free society From redecorating the White House, to championing Lafayette Square s preservation, to lending her name to fund raising for the National Cultural Center, she had a profound impact on the nation s psyche and cultural life Meanwhile, her fashionable clothes and glamorous hairdos stood in stark contrast to the dowdiness of her predecessors and the drab appearances of Communist leaders spouses.Never before or since have a First Lady and her husband sparkled with so much hope and vigor on the stage of American public life Perry s deft narrative captures all of that and , even as it also insightfully depicts Jackie s struggles to preserve her own identity amid the pressures of an institution she changed forever.Grounded on the author s painstaking research into previously overlooked or unavailable archives, at the Kennedy Library and elsewhere, as well as interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy s close associates, Perry s work expands and enriches our understanding of a remarkable American woman.
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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book especially since the author Dr Barbara Perry was my professor and advisor at Sweet Briar College It was well researched and well written, and it made me nostalgic to sit in her classes again Worth the read

    2. I m totally hooked on the C Span First Ladies Influence and Image series Since history normally focuses on the great men , this is a rare chance to glimpse the evolving role of women in society, as well as the unique personalities, passions and accomplishments of individual First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama Some of their stories are delightful some tragic Some, like Jacqueline Kennedy s, are both Biographer Barbara Perry and historian Michael Beschloss are the two panelists [...]

    3. This is an honest book about Jacqueline Kennedy The author, Barbara Perry, appeared on the C Span series about the first ladies.

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