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These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie

They were the original power couple --- outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne­dys in their final year together, #1 New York Times bestselling biographer Christopher Andersen shows us a side of JFK and Jackie we’ve never seen before. Tender, intimate, complex, and, at times, explosive, theirs is a love story unlike any other --- filled with secrets, scandals and bomb­shells that could never be fully revealed...until now. Including:  

  • Stunning new details about the Kennedys’ rumored affairs --- hers as well as his --- and how they ultimately overcame all odds to save their marriage  
  • The president’s many premonitions of his own death, and how he repeatedly tried to pull out of his last fateful trip to Dallas  
  • Shocking revelations about how the couple, unaware of the dangers, became dependent on amphetamine injections, the real reason --- according to his longtime personal physician --- for JFK’s notorious libido, and how the White House hid his many serious medical problems from the public  
  • How the tragic death of their infant son Patrick led to an emotional outpouring from the president that surprised even their closest friends --- and brought JFK and Jackie closer than they had ever been
  • Touching firsthand accounts of the family’s most private moments, before and after the assassination  

Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted with the Kennedys’ inner circle --- from family members and lifelong friends to key advisors and political confidantes --- Andersen takes us deeper inside the world of the president and his first lady than ever before. Unsparing yet sym­pathetic, bigger than life but all too real, THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS captures the ups and downs of a marriage, a man, and a woman, the memories of which will continue to fascinate and inspire for generations to come.

These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
by Christopher Andersen

  • Publication Date: February 11, 2014
  • Genres: Biography, History, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • ISBN-10: 1476732337
  • ISBN-13: 9781476732336