America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 27, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages

The definitive biography of Jackie Kennedy, by Britain's best royal biographer

Jackie Kennedy was a twentieth-century icon of glamour, elegance and grace. As the beautiful young wife of President John F. Kennedy, she was adored, her style imitated across the world.

But beneath the perfection of her public life lay contradiction, passion, and, all to often, tragedy. Sarah Bradford's brilliant new biography not only gives a fascinating account of her time with JFK, but also of her life after his assassination in 1963, in all its colour and controversy.

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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. Previous books include biographies of Disraeli, George VI, Elizabeth II and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (America's Queen), as well as two previous accounts of the Borgia family. She lives in London.