America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Penguin Adult, Sep 27, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages
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.

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User Review  - JoWright - LibraryThing

A decent book... given the author's credentials, I expected more fact and less hearsay/ gossip... a bit too gossipy at times for me...and the amount of time spent on the philandering of the Kennedy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Freisianbeauty - LibraryThing

I love everything to do with the sixties, but I found this to be like swimming through concrete. It isn't a people friendly book at all. I found the start incredibly boring (Sorry) but only started to ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her previous books include Cesare Borgia(1976), Disraeli(1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace(1984), George VI(1989) and Elizabeth- A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen(1996)

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