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Janet and Jackie

Janet and Jackie

The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jan Pottker

St. Martin's Press



Despite hundreds of books and thousands of articles on Jackie Kennedy, surprisingly little is known about her mother's role in her life and achievements. Often dismissed as a social climber who faded into the woodwork after she divorced Jackie's father-the dashing, disreputable "Black Jack" Bouvier-and married the rich Hugh D. Auchincloss, Janet not only played a pivotal part in Jackie's own wedding to JFK, but often served as a stand-in for Jackie during the White House years, and helped her cope with John and Caroline after the assassination.

The only book to explore this fascinating mother-daughter relationship, Janet & Jackie is filled with stories that shed new light on the personal life of an American icon.


Praise for Janet and Jackie

“An intimate look at the complex and absorbing relationship between two extraordinary women.” —Jay Mulvaney, author of Kennedy Weddings: A Family Album

“A rich and nuanced portrait.” —Publishers Weekly

“Pottker divulges startling vignettes.” —Washington Post

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About the author

Jan Pottker

Jan Pottker is the author of five previous books, including Celebrity Washington, as well as the co-author of Dear Ann, Dear Abby: The Unauthorized Biography of Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren. She first noted the public's interest in Janet Auchincloss while conducting walking tours through Georgetown, in Washington, D. C., where the Auchincloss house was a particular point of interest. Jan Pottker has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband, Andrew S. Fishel.

Jan Pottker

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