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Jackie under my skin interpreting an icon by Wayne Koestenbaum

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Published by Fourth Estate in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, -- 1929-1994.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementWayne Koestenbaum.
The Physical Object
Pagination291p. :
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18776620M
ISBN 101857023366
OCLC/WorldCa222012527

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