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The Onassis women: an eyewitness account

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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1998.
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xv, 368 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
At seventeen, Kiki Feroudi Moutsatsos began a job at Olympic Airways that would change her life. She worked in the office of the most renowned man in Greece, and within a year she was Aristotle Onassis's personal secretary.For the next nine years, the last of his life, Moutsatsos was a key player in Onassis's professional and private worlds. She spent her days in his office, assisting him with important business matters, and her evenings at his sister Artemis's villa, mingling with his family and their world-famous guests. She was witness to his personal relationships with the most significant people in his life. She worked side by side with his children, Alexander and Christina, planned his travels with mistress Maria Callas, and even managed the details of his wedding to Jacqueline Kennedy in 1968. The Onassis Women is Moutsatsos's privileged insider's account of this larger-than-life figure and the grand objects of his love.Moutsatsos greatly admired Jackie, and the two women developed a close relationship, extending beyond their ties to the Onassis family. Moutsatsos visited Jackie in New York, staying in her Fifth Avenue apartment, and kept in touch with her throughout her life, even in the weeks before her death.Moutsatsos also became an intimate friend to Aristotle's daughter, Christina. Though often rebellious, Christina was always desperate for her father's love. Moutsatsos observed their volatile relationship as well as the push-pull element between Onassis and the women in his life. With the possible exception of Jackie, all these women--his mistress, his sisters, and his daughter--needed Aristotle's approval and suffered to gain it at almost any cost. It is through understanding the importance of these relationships, and their interconnectedness, that we begin to truly perceive the charmed and haunted lives of Jackie, Maria, Christina, and Aristotle Onassis. Index.
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Includes index.
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Moutsatsos, K. F., & Karas, P. (1998). The Onassis women: an eyewitness account. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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Moutsatsos, Kiki Feroudi and Phyllis. Karas. 1998. The Onassis Women: An Eyewitness Account. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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Moutsatsos, Kiki Feroudi and Phyllis. Karas, The Onassis Women: An Eyewitness Account. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1998.

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Moutsatsos, Kiki Feroudi., and Phyllis Karas. The Onassis Women: An Eyewitness Account. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1998. Print.

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