America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 27, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages
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From Sarah Bradford, Britain's best Royal biographer comes America's Queen, the definitive biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - a fascinating account of an extraordinary life.

Jackie Bouvier's privileged upbringing instilled rigid self-control, while her expedient marriage into the Kennedy clan consolidated her determination. Revealing new testimony from many of the couple's closest friends show the profound complexities both of this very public relationship, including the affairs that threatened it, and of her controversial marriage to Onassis. Here is the private Jackie - neglected wife, vigilant mother, obsessive shopper and working widow - whose fascinating nature is illuminated by all that Bradford has discovered.

'Exceptionally intelligent and well-written . . . a thumping good read' Daily Mail

'There has not been, nor will there be, a better biography of Jackie' TLS

'Lucid, well-written. Long before Diana Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy was the world's ultimate fantasy princess' Guardian

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), Lucrezia Borgia (2005), Diana (2007) and Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times (2011). She frequently appears on television as an authority on her biographical subjects and as a commentator on notable royal events. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria. She lives in London.

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Review: America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

User Review  - Paitsgreekgirl - Goodreads

Just when I think I've learned everything that's out there about the Kennedy's, this book opened my eyes to more. I listened to this book on audio and was entranced by it. I was impressed with the immense research that went into it and how detail oriented it was. Read full review

Review: America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

User Review  - Elena - Goodreads

Pure biografy based on facts or feed-back of other people. Though it's not a thriller to read and it's lacking emotions and feelings, it's a juge of gathering the documents and telling the story ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Sarah Bradford is an historian and biographer. Previous books include biographies of Disraeli (winner of the New York Times Book of the Year), Princess Grace, and most recently of Diana, Princess of Wales. She lives in London SW6.

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