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The Resource Jacqueline Kennedy, first lady of the New Frontier, Barbara A. Perry

Jacqueline Kennedy, first lady of the New Frontier, Barbara A. Perry

Label
Jacqueline Kennedy, first lady of the New Frontier
Title
Jacqueline Kennedy, first lady of the New Frontier
Statement of responsibility
Barbara A. Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In a mere one thousand days, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy created an entrancing public persona that has remained intact for nearly forty years. Even now, a decade after her death, she remains a figure of enduring - and endearing - interest. Yet, while innumerable books have focused on the legends and gossip surrounding this charismatic figure, Barbara Perry's is the first to focus largely on Kennedy's White House years, portraying a first lady far more complex and enigmatic than previously perceived."
  • "Noting how Jackie's celebrity and devotion to privacy have for years precluded a more serious treatment, Perry's story illuminates Kennedy's immeasurable impact on the institution of the first lady. Perry illustrates the complexities of Jacqueline Bouvier's marriage to John F. Kennedy, and shows how she transformed herself from a reluctant political wife to an effective, confident presidential partner. Perry is especially illuminating in tracing the first lady's mastery of political symbolism and imagery, along with her use of television and state entertainment to disseminate her work to a global audience."
  • "By offering the White House as a stage for the arts, Jackie also bolstered the President's Cold War efforts to portray the United States as the epitome of a free society. From redecorating the White House to championing Lafayette Square's preservation to lending her name to fund-raising for the National Cultural Center, she had a profound impact on the nation's psyche and cultural life. Meanwhile, her fashionable clothes and glamorous hairdos stood in stark contrast to the dowdiness of her predecessors and the drab appearances of Communist leaders' spouses."
  • "Grounded on the author's research into previously overlooked or unavailable archives at the Kennedy Library and elsewhere, as well as interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy's close associates, Perry's work expands and enriches our understanding of a remarkable American woman."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Barbara A.
Dewey number
  • 973.922/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E843.K4
LC item number
P47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern first ladies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Mass media
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
Label
Jacqueline Kennedy, first lady of the New Frontier, Barbara A. Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage -- Becoming Jackie -- Being first lady -- Restoring the White House -- Promoting the arts and culture -- Keeping the flame
Control code
54817186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780700613434
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Jacqueline Kennedy, first lady of the New Frontier, Barbara A. Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage -- Becoming Jackie -- Being first lady -- Restoring the White House -- Promoting the arts and culture -- Keeping the flame
Control code
54817186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780700613434
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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