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Very informative - permanent library addition
on November 8, 2011
First, let me say I was born in 1972, after everything in this book happened. But JFK's tenure and assassination have left their mark on politics. After listening to the CD's I got the impression that Jackie O. was a very smart lady who knew more about her husband's affairs than she let on in public, but she was living in a time when a wife was supposed to be seen and not heard, so no one really knew her - we just saw the image. A political wife always knows what goes on behind the scenes with alliances, appointments, policy and election hurdles. We hear her opinions about various senators, opponents and key political figures in American history. That said, it would have been nice to hear more about the woman behind the legend, and not just about her involvement in JFK's political life. But, all in all, it gives an excellent first-person account of a life in politics, dealing with pressures, lack of privacy and the challenges of conducting a normal life in the middle of one of the most high-profile American families in history.