Nation: The Family in Mourning

No sooner had Jackie arrived back at Washington with her husband's body than she served notice that she wanted to be consulted on all details of his services and burial. Well aware that her family and friends might otherwise spare her painful decisions, she insisted that she meant to see to it "that people will remember all the best things about him."

In the bewildering days when she had first moved into the White House, Jackie had often sought refuge from her worries while sitting alone in the Lincoln Room. "It was the one...

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