America's Queen

America's Queen

The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Book - 2000
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"Sarah Bradford has written a timely celebration of a life that was more private than commonly supposed. The range of her interviews is extraordinary. We hear from people from every era of Jackie's life, including many who have never spoken in such depth on record before - childhood intimates, Bouvier and Auchincloss relations, Kennedy family members and friends, Washington insiders, observers of the Onassis years, and admirers and colleagues from her professional life in New York. Using the insights gained from these remarkable reminiscences, Bradford is able to make a coherent picture out of the otherwise disparate and puzzling chapters of Jackie's life, from the aristocratic milieu of Newport and East Hampton to political Washington, the Greek Isles, and New York's publishing community."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000.
ISBN: 9780670891917
0670891916
Characteristics: x, 500 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 22, 2018

Competently written by biographer/historian, Sarah Bradford - "America's Queen" takes a frank and in-depth look not only at the public life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - But also at the much-guarded private life of this woman who (since her teenage years) had been a highly-admired celebrity figure in America.

Unlike the frivolous royalty status given to many Hollywood movie stars - Here Bradford seriously regards Jacqueline as being America's true, undisputed answer to authentic stateliness and royalty.

Throughout these 450 pages of well-researched text are recollections from those who were present at different stages in Jackie's life, including many who have never spoken out (on the record) in such depth before.

All-in-all - "America's Queen" is certainly well-worth a read. It includes a 30-page photo gallery of b&w stills, as well.

*Note* - In 1994 - Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (65 at the time) died following a long battle with cancer.

athompson10 Apr 17, 2016

A very balanced and well-researched book.

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