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Barbara Leaming

Biography

Barbara Leaming

Barbara Leaming is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including her recent book JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS. Leaming’s book CHURCHILL DEFIANT received The Emery Reves Award from the International Churchill Centre. Her groundbreaking biography of America's 35th President, JACK KENNEDY: The Education of a Statesman was the first to detail the lifelong influence of British history and culture and especially of Winston Churchill on JFK. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the Timesof London and other periodicals. She lives in Connecticut.

Barbara Leaming

Books by Barbara Leaming

by Barbara Leaming - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father’s acknowledged “favorite of all the children” and her brother Jack’s “psychological twin.” She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace. To Kick, everything about this life was fun and amusing --- until suddenly it was not. For this is also a story of how a girl like Kick confronted crushing sadness. Willing to pay the price for choosing the love she wanted, she would have to face the consequences of forsaking much that was dear to her.

by Barbara Leaming - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Barbara Leaming’s biography is the first book to document Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s brutal, lonely and valiant 31-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 that we failed to understand.