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The Resource Jackie as editor : the literary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greg Lawrence

Jackie as editor : the literary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greg Lawrence

Label
Jackie as editor : the literary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Title
Jackie as editor
Title remainder
the literary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Statement of responsibility
Greg Lawrence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An absorbing chronicle of a much overlooked chapter in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life, her nineteen year editorial career. History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the nation's tragic widow, the millionaire's wife, and, of course, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. Her biographers, however, skip over an equally important stage in her life: her nearly twenty year long career as a book editor. This book focuses exclusively on this remarkable woman's editorial career. At the age of forty six, one of the most famous women in the world went to work for the first time in twenty two years. The author, who had three of his books edited by Jackie, draws from interviews with more than 125 of her former collaborators and acquaintances in the publishing world to examine one of the twentieth century's most enduring subjects of fascination through a new angle: her previously untouted skill in the career she chose. Over the last third of her life, Jackie would master a new industry, weather a very public professional scandal, and shepherd more than a hundred books through the increasingly corporate halls of Viking and Doubleday, publishing authors as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Louis Auchincloss, George Plimpton, Bill Moyers, Dorothy West, Naguib Mahfouz, and even Michael Jackson. This work gives intimate new insights into the life of a complex and enigmatic woman who found fulfillment through her creative career during book publishing's legendary Golden Age, and, away from the public eye, quietly defined life on her own terms--From publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawrence, Greg
Dewey number
  • 070.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN149.9.O53
  • PN149.9.O53
LC item number
  • L39 2011
  • L39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Book editors
  • Editors
  • Presidents' spouses
Label
Jackie as editor : the literary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greg Lawrence
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jackie's secret garden -- A special destiny -- In the Russian style, by way of Paris -- A tale of two houses -- An office with a window -- Unseen vistas and avant-gardens -- Moonwalk and the power of myth -- Bon courage -- When life comes first -- All will be well -- Books published by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Control code
ocn648922995
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 322 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312591939
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037256
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)648922995
Label
Jackie as editor : the literary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greg Lawrence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Jackie's secret garden -- A special destiny -- In the Russian style, by way of Paris -- A tale of two houses -- An office with a window -- Unseen vistas and avant-gardens -- Moonwalk and the power of myth -- Bon courage -- When life comes first -- All will be well -- Books published by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Control code
ocn648922995
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 322 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312591939
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037256
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)648922995

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