I read Peter Evans's book, Nemesis, back in the late eighties. The story of the love affair of Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, it was very interesting. But a couple of weeks ago, Mother recommended Evans's sequel, Nemesis: The True Story. He wrote it in 2005 (don't know how I missed it!) and includes many more details of Jackie's personal life.
"You won't believe it, Brenda," Mother said, "I've never seen anything like it!"
Mother was right. According to the book:
Jackie was money-hungry. Next to her children, money was the single most important thing in the world to her.
She had an affair with actor William Holden. When she became pregnant with the first child she lost, she didn't know if the baby was his or her husband's. President Kennedy believed the baby was Holden's until the day he died.
Her affair with Aristotle Onassis began before President Kennedy died and only six weeks after she lost her last child (a boy, Patrick Bouvier, who died a few days after he was born). She snatched Ari from the bed of her sister, Lee, who had planned to wed him herself.
Shortly after JFK's death, Jackie began a long-term affair with brother-in-law Bobby. But that didn't keep her from sleeping with Ari and other rich men, juggling several at a time.
And here's the kicker: Aristotle Onassis financed the killing of Bobby Kennedy. Sirhan Sirhan merely pulled the trigger.
This book is a real page-turner. If you, like me, are interested in anything and everything about the Kennedys, you will not be disappointed.