A Portrait of Her Final DaysBook - 2004
When she fell ill with cancer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis faced death as she faced life with all the bravery and grace of a woman who had long inspired the nation.In Farewell, Jackie, bestselling author Edward Kleinwho knew Jackie for more than a dozen yearsexplores the eventful last six months of her exceptional life. From the moment she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Jackie embraced a renewed spiritual life, and embarked on her final journey in the company of her children, grandchildren, and Maurice Tempelsman, the man who brought her joy and companionship.No other person in modern times has been so thoroughly scrutinized, writes Klein. And yet, the climactic moment of Jackies lifein which she orchestrated her own death as masterfully as she orchestrated the funeral of her assassinated husbandremains shrouded in mystery. This book lifts that veil. Klein has unearthed revelatory material about her illnesswhy it took so long to diagnose, the treatments she endured, and the ones she refused. He also celebrates Jackies lifeher accomplishments, and her hopes for John and Caroline. Farewell, Jackieis a regal tribute and an inspiring account of the last days of a woman whose legacy endures in post-Camelot America.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
Characteristics: x, 212 p. : ill. ; 22 cm