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Jackie O: Editor

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Historian William Kuhn is writing a biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that focuses on her years as a book editor, which began in the mid-'70s after the death of her second husband, Aristotle Onassis.

The onetime first lady began her publishing career at Viking and quickly moved on to Doubleday, where she worked until her death in 1994. Naturally, Doubleday will publish the book, which is due out in 2011.

Jackie Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
in New York in 1992.

(AP photo)

''My book will mine this critical period in her life, the one in which she became the woman she'd always intended to be,'' Kuhn told the Associated Press.

I'm looking forward to this new look at the famous widow as this was the part of her life that I always found most intriguing -- that she actually went out and got herself a job when by all accounts she never had to work a day in her life. According to Doubleday, Kuhn has interviewed many of the authors she worked with, collaborators and friends. Should be a fascinating read.

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