A Very Private Woman : The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer (Paperback)

Author: Burleigh, Nina

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The fascinating account of the life and times of JFK mistress Mary Meyer, whose life and death have been, for years, a source of intense speculation. of photos.


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553380514
SKU 30511014
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553380516
Release Date 5/14/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.75L x 1T
"Bad news for Kennedy conspiracy connoisseurs. The murder of JFK mistress Mary Pinchot Meyer may not be so mysterious after all, according to a new book....Burleigh says that prosecutors, who claimed that Meyer was killed in the course of a bungled mugging, were caught off-guard by a sharp defense lawyer. What's more, in the years since Crump's acquittal, the book contends that he has been charged with rape, assault with a deadly weapon, grand larceny and numerous instances of arson."
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Annotation This riveting investigation of the unsolved murder of alleged JFK mistress Mary Meyer creates a respectful portrait of an intriguing woman. Against the backdrop of a 1950s and '60s America populated by double-dealing CIA agents, the Eastern social elite, and bored housewives, Meyer is portrayed as a Washington socialite with bohemian roots, who tried LSD with Timothy Leary and smoked marijuana with JFK. The author alleges that Meyer's unsatisfactory marriage to an influential CIA official drove her to pursue other men. As the author exposes the secrets surrounding Meyer's life and death, she unearths more questions than answers.
Editors Note Now in paperback, here is the fascinating account of the life and times of JFK mistress Mary Meyer. For years, her life and death have been a source of intense speculation. Now journalist Nina Burleigh reveals all the facts in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story.
Editors Note 2 In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F. Kennedy, whom she had known since private school days, and after her death, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story.
Editors Note 3 A gripping account of the murder of JFK mistress Mary Pinchot Meyer--who was killed in 1964--chronicles her short life, her CIA family connections, and her relationship with the president, speculating on the existence of a diary and running through the list of potential suspects in the murder. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0380
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