A very private woman: the life and unsolved murder of presidential mistress Mary Meyer

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One of the enduring mysteries of recent decades was the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, the well-born, beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a CIA official, who was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath in 1964. Mary Meyer was a mistress of JFK, and after her death, news that she had kept a diary set off a tense search for the document by CIA spymaster James Jesus Angelton as well as Mary's brother-in-law, journalist Ben Bradlee. But the crime was never solved, and today her life and death are still a source of fascination, as Nina Burleigh will reveal in a book that looks at a heady, sometimes glamorous period in the nation's capitol, and at a woman who embodied the grace and turbulence of her times.
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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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subject_facet Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Relations with women, Meyer, Mary, -- 1920-1964 -- Death and burial, Mistresses -- United States -- Biography, Murder -- Investigation -- Washington (D.C.) -- Case studies, Presidents -- United States -- Mistresses
title_display A very private woman : the life and unsolved murder of presidential mistress Mary Meyer
title_full A Very Private Woman The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer, A very private woman : the life and unsolved murder of presidential mistress Mary Meyer / Nina Burleigh
title_short A very private woman :
title_sub the life and unsolved murder of presidential mistress Mary Meyer
topic_facet Biography, Biography & Autobiography, Case studies, Death and burial, History, Investigation, Kennedy, John F, Meyer, Mary, Mistresses, Murder, Nonfiction, Presidents, Relations with women, True Crime