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Jackie, Ethel, Joan : Women of Camelot - J. Randy Taraborrelli

Jackie, Ethel, Joan

Women of Camelot

Hardcover Published: 3rd February 2000
ISBN: 9780446524261
Number Of Pages: 544

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If ever three women would be changed, and challenged, by their marriages, they would be Jacqueline Bouvier, Ethel Skakel, and Joan Bennett. None of them, as radiant brides, could have been prepared for the fame, tragedies, and difficult lives awaiting them. As they struggled to cope with their husbands' infidelities and scandals, the assassinations of Jack and Bobby Kennedy, and the harsh glare of constant media attention, they would become like sisters, reaching out to one another with comfort and consolation. But, like sisters, they would also compete with one another, argue, and become estranged, sometimes for years.
Now, from J. Randy Taraborrelli, comes a biography that for the first time truly captures their special sisterhood. Jackie, Ethel, Joan carefully separates fact from innuendo and explores the women's complex relationships with one another, as well as with the ambitious, raucous, and powerful Kennedy clan that nearly devoured them all.

Prologue: Long Live the Queenp. 1
Joan...p. 7
Jackie...p. 10
Ethel...p. 12
... and the Secret Servicep. 15
Jack Defeats Nixonp. 18
The Pre-Inaugural Galap. 24
Jackp. 27
The Five Inaugural Ballsp. 30
Bobbyp. 34
The Skakelsp. 37
Not One to Feel Sorry for Herselfp. 46
White House Infidelitiesp. 47
The Bouviersp. 51
Jackie's First Meeting with Ethelp. 57
Jack Proposes Marriagep. 61
All of This, and Morep. 67
Joseph and Jackie's Dealp. 73
Sisterly Advicep. 76
The Bennettsp. 81
A Legacy of Infidelityp. 93
Jack's Affair with Marilynp. 96
Jackie's Expensive Diversionp. 98
Madcap Ethel during the Kennedy Presidencyp. 102
Joan's Social Impassep. 106
Trying to Understand Each Otherp. 108
Jackie's Documentary: A Tour of the White Housep. 111
The Voicep. 114
"Secrets Always Come Out"p. 118
Bobby Meets Marilynp. 125
"Life's Too Short to Worry about Marilyn Monroe"p. 127
Jackie's Ultimatum to Jackp. 132
Bobby's Rumored Affair with Marilynp. 133
Joseph's Strokep. 135
At Horizon Housep. 138
The Walking Canep. 140
Life at the Hyannis Port Compoundp. 142
The Fourth of July in Hyannis Port, 1962p. 145
Joan's Many Faux Pasp. 147
Pat Finds Jackie "So Insecure"p. 152
Marilyn Monroe's Deathp. 154
Jackie Goes Away to Thinkp. 157
The Kennedy Women Do Men's Workp. 163
Jackie's Wicked Schemep. 173
The Cuban Missile Crisisp. 175
Joan--The Senator's Wifep. 182
Delighted to Be Pregnantp. 189
The Deaths of Infants Arabella and Patrickp. 190
Lee Radziwill Invites Jackie-in-Mourningp. 198
"Not Ethel's Best Moment"p. 201
Aboard the Christinap. 203
Jack Summons Jackie--To No Availp. 207
"Ari Is Not for You"p. 209
Jack's Rapprochement with Jackie: "Getting to Know You"p. 213
Tragedyp. 216
"The President's Been Shot"p. 220
Holy Mary, Mother of Godp. 222
"The Party's Been Canceled--The President's Dead"p. 225
In Mourningp. 230
Tea with Lady Birdp. 234
Thanksgiving, 1963p. 238
Jackie's Camelotp. 242
"Let It All Out"p. 245
Aftermathp. 248
Moving Out of the White Housep. 257
Lyndon Johnson "Using Jackie"p. 261
The Kennedy Camp on LBJ: "A Blight on the New Frontier"p. 266
Joan's Bottled-Up Anxietyp. 270
Jackie's Saddest Daysp. 272
Jackie and Brando--The Rumorsp. 277
Ted's Plane Crashp. 281
Joan Wins the Election for Tedp. 287
Jackie on the Anniversary of November 22, 1963p. 292
Using Jackie--Yet Againp. 294
Joan the Emissaryp. 296
Cead Mile Failtep. 299
Joan's Continuing Strugglep. 302
The Rumor Millp. 309
RFK for Presidentp. 315
Enter "The Greek"p. 318
The Appeal to Jackiep. 322
Ethel's Thoughtless Remarkp. 326
Another Tragedyp. 332
"The Hand of a Dead Man"p. 337
"No God of Mine"p. 340
Senator Robert Francis Kennedy Is Deadp. 342
Bobby's Funeralp. 347
"We Shall Carry on with Courage"p. 351
Ethel--Just a Shellp. 355
Ted Negotiates Jackie's Nuptialsp. 363
Andy Williamsp. 367
Ethel Pushes Jackie Too Farp. 373
"Bobby's Little Miracle"p. 375
Chappaquiddickp. 381
Jackie Tells Ari: "I Have to Be There"p. 384
Joan Accuses: "All You Care about Is How It Looks?"p. 389
Ethel to the Rescuep. 393
Mary Jo's Funeralp. 395
Ted Asks for Forgivenessp. 398
Joan Loses the Babyp. 403
A Final Gathering for Josephp. 405
The End of Camelotp. 408
Ted Hurts Joan Againp. 417
Ethel's Troubled Broodp. 421
Will Ted Run? The Joan Factorp. 425
Joan and Ted: Creating the Illusion of a Marriagep. 431
Joan in Control of Joanp. 437
The Announcement: EMK for Presidentp. 439
Joan's White House Fantasiesp. 442
EMK's Candidacy: Not Meant to Bep. 444
The Last Straw for Joanp. 449
Postscript: Jackie, Ethel, and Joan after Camelotp. 453
Acknowledgments and Source Notesp. 465
Indexp. 515
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ISBN: 9780446524261
ISBN-10: 0446524263
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 3rd February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.31  x 3.94
Weight (kg): 0.98