Letters To Jackie: Condolences From A Grieving Nation (Paperback) Book

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Within seven weeks of president Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy received more than 800,000 condolence letters. Two years later, the volume of correspondence would exceed 1.5 million letters. For the next forty-six years, the letters would remain essentially untouched.

Now, in her selection of 250 of these astonishing letters, historian Ellen Fitzpatrick reveals a remarkable human record of that devastating moment, of Americans across generations, regions, races, political leanings, and religions, in mourning and crisis. Reflecting on their sense of loss, their fears, and their hopes, the authors of these letters wrote an elegy for the fallen president that captured the soul of the nation.

  • Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher: Ecco Press
  • ISBN: 9780061969829
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  • Dimensions: 8.25 H x 1.00 D x 5.25 W inches
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 354 Pages
  • Release Date: September 13, 2011


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One of the most moving books I've read

By Al Farnham

from Greenbrae, California

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Extremely Moving


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    Comments about this product:

    I was twenty years old in November 1963 and the
    book brought me back to a very inspirational time.
    President Kennedy, and of course his whole family,
    seemed to be from another world. I hope they all
    rest in peace.

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