Unreleased interviews Jacqueline Kennedy will be in 2011


The publishing firm said today it is seven interviews or conversations between Kennedy's widow and Schlesinger, historian and close friend of the family, where the former first lady spoke, from his home in Washington, about his marriage, the campaign election that led to the White House and the future plans of her husband.

The book to be published by Hyperion on these conversations, which was originally intended to form part of the funds of the then future Presidential Library and Museum John F. Kennedy, now embraces some of the thoughts of the young widow.

"The seven interviews have remained sealed following the wishes of Jacqueline Kennedy", said today in a press release the Museum and Library John F. Kennedy, which states that the contents of six hours and a half will be released to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival to the White House of President Kennedy.

It also states that the book will feature an introduction by the daughter of Jacqueline and John Kennedy, Caroline, and include historical notes and explanations of a recognized historian.

In these interviews Jacqueline Kennedy addresses issues ranging "from the first campaign to the Cuban missile crisis, or what she thought of the changing role of first lady, the family, married life in the White House or President Kennedy's plans for a second term. "

The widow then talks also brings his vision of politics and personalities of some of the time. The president of Hyperion, Ellen Archer, considered that the publication has a "historical significance" and explaining "how smart, brave and good observer who was Jacqueline Kennedy. Readers will be delighted."

"My mother's passion for history led her White House job," said Caroline Kennedy, president of the foundation that bears the name of his father. Jacqueline Kennedy added that he "believed in my father and his vision of America, and the art of politics. She thought it was important to share your knowledge and enthusiasm to future generations."


Interviews Kennedy's widow as part of an oral history project that museum, because in the spring of 1964, months after the assassination of U.S. president in November 22 of 1963 in Dallas (Texas) the institution made hundreds of interviews to reflect what life was like Jack Kennedy.

Besides his widow, his brothers met Robert Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her husband, Sargent Shriver, and Theodore Sorensen, Robert McNamara, McGeorge Bundy, the then future President Gerald Ford and the future first lady Lady Taylor Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969).