March, 2010, New Book Published: Letters to Jackie
Ellen Fitzpatrick’s new book examines the nation’s grief after JFK’s assassination through letters to Jackie Kennedy.
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is perhaps the most memorable moment of the 20th century—a moment that left a family and a nation in mourning, a moment that many recall as their first historical memory. Within seven weeks of the president’s death, Jacqueline Kennedy received more than 800,000 condolence letters. Two years later, the volume of correspondence would exceed 1.5 million letters. And for the next 46 years, the letters would remain essentially untouched.
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