Jacqueline Kennedy Oral History

A seven-part interview conducted in early 1964 — one of only three that Mrs. Kennedy gave after President Kennedy’s assassination — is being published as a book and an audio recording. In it, the young widow speaks with Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., the historian and Kennedy aide, about her husband’s presidency, their marriage and her role in his political life. They do not discuss his death. The eight and a half hours of interviews had been kept private at the request of Mrs. Kennedy, who never spoke publicly about those years again before she died in 1994.  Includes audio excerpts. For full story click here.