A Very Private Woman by Nina Burleigh
The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer

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In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F. Kennedy, whom she had known since private school days, and after her death, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story.


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About Nina Burleigh

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Nina Burleigh is the author of four books. She is a note Nina Burleigh is the author of four books. She is a noted journalist whose articles have appeared in "Time", the "Wad journalist whose articles have appeared in "Time", the "Washington Post", "New York" magazine, "Elle", and many other shington Post", "New York" magazine, "Elle", and many other publications. She lives in New York City. publications. She lives in New York City.
 
Published October 21, 2009 by Bantam. 380 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The most riveting personality in this thin biography by freelance writer Burleigh is not its murdered subject, Georgetown socialite Mary Meyer, but instead the lawyer who successfully defended the murder suspect.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of A Very Private Woman: The Lif...

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This past July, freelance journalist Burleigh confessed, in the pages of Mirabella, to playing footsie with Clinton on Air Force One. Later, in a Washington Post story, she publicly offered to fellate

Sep 28 1998 | Read Full Review of A Very Private Woman: The Lif...

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