Once upon a secret : My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath. / Mimi Alford.
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- ISBN: 9780307877826 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2012.
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Narrator: Susan Denaker.
In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by train in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. The Kennedy Administration had reinvigorated the capital and the country--and Mimi was eager to contribute. For a young woman from a privileged but sheltered upbringing, the job was the chance of a lifetime. Although she started as a lowly intern, Mimi made an impression on Kennedy's inner circle and, after just three days at the White House, she was presented to the President himself. Almost immediately, the two began an affair that would continue for the next eighteen months. In an era when women in the workplace were still considered "girls," Mimi was literally a girl herself--naïve, innocent, emotionally unprepared for the thrill that came when the President's charisma and power were turned on her full-force. She was also unprepared for the feelings of isolation that would follow as she fell into the...
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