The Winter of Her Despair 
A symbol of strength for a traumatized nation in the winter of 1963–64, Jacqueline Kennedy was in fact falling apart—grieving and endlessly reliving her husband’s assassination, afflicted with what we’d now call post-traumatic stress disorder. Barbara Leaming, adapting her new biography, uncovers what was known to few outside the former First Lady’s inner circle: the nightmares, the drinking, the suicidal thoughts, but also the unexpected gesture that helped save her sanity.
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The Winter of Her Despair

A symbol of strength for a traumatized nation in the winter of 1963–64, Jacqueline Kennedy was in fact falling apart—grieving and endlessly reliving her husband’s assassination, afflicted with what we’d now call post-traumatic stress disorder. Barbara Leaming, adapting her new biography, uncovers what was known to few outside the former First Lady’s inner circle: the nightmares, the drinking, the suicidal thoughts, but also the unexpected gesture that helped save her sanity.

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Remembering Camelot
See rare, intimate photographs from the Kennedy White House.

November 22, 1963

Julia Child, Arthur Miller, and other luminaries reflect on the Kennedy assassination and where they were when the president was shot. 

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Chronicle of a Death Retold
The avalanche of books marking the 50th anniversary of J.F.K.’s assassination is both too much and not enough. James Wolcott reports. 

Chronicle of a Death Retold

The avalanche of books marking the 50th anniversary of J.F.K.’s assassination is both too much and not enough. James Wolcott reports. 

A new book claims that Jackie Kennedy gave Marilyn Monroe her snarky blessing to marry J.F.K.
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A new book claims that Jackie Kennedy gave Marilyn Monroe her snarky blessing to marry J.F.K.

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Thawing Camelot.
How “Icebergs” John F. and Jackie Kennedy warmed to one another after the death of their infant son.

Thawing Camelot.

How “Icebergs” John F. and Jackie Kennedy warmed to one another after the death of their infant son.

The Kennedy Crib
Photograph by Ed Clark 

The Kennedy Crib

Photograph by Ed Clark 

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