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Jackie As Editor: The Literary Life Of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
 
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Author : Greg Lawrence
Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN# : 9780312591939
Pages : 336
Price :INR 1819
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An absorbing chronicle of a much overlooked chapter in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassiss life—her nineteen-year editorial career

History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the nations tragic widow, the millionaires wife, and, of course, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. Her biographers, however, 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 womans editorial career.

At the age of forty-six, one of the most famous women in the world went to work for the first time in twenty-two years. Greg Lawrence, who had three of his books edited by Jackie, draws from interviews with more than 125 of her former collaborators and acquaintances in the publishing world to examine one of the twentieth centurys most enduring subjects of fascination through a new angle: her previously untouted skill in the career she chose. Over the last third of her life, Jackie would master a new industry, weather a very public professional scandal, and shepherd more than a hundred books through the increasingly corporate halls of Viking and Doubleday, publishing authors as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Louis Auchincloss, George Plimpton, Bill Moyers, Dorothy West, Naguib Mahfouz, and even Michael Jackson. Jackie as Editor gives intimate new insights into the life of a complex and enigmatic woman who found fulfillment through her creative career during book publishings legendary Golden Age, and, away from the public eye, quietly defined life on her own terms.

 

 
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