America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Penguin, Oct 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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Now the subject of a new film directed by Pablo Larrain, "Jackie", starring Natalie Portman

Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and frank. With an extraordinary range of candid interviews—many with people who have never spoken in such depth on record before—Bradford offers new insights into the woman behind the public persona. She creates a coherent picture out of Jackie’s tumultuous and cosmopolitan life—from the aristocratic milieu of Newport and East Hampton to the Greek isles, from political Washington to New York’s publishing community. She probes Jackie’s privileged upbringing, her highly public marriages, and her roles as mother and respected editor, and includes rare photos from private collections to create the most complete account yet written of this legendary life.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life is once again the center of interest with the 2016 release of the Pablo Larrain movie "Jackie", starring Natalie Portman.
 

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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

Contents

Four Days in America November 2225 1963
Golden Gatsby Years
Daddys Little Girl
The Education of a Nymph
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
Clan Initiation
Twin Icebergs
Seeking the Golden Fleece
7
La Dolce Vita
16
Odysseus
17
One Foolish Dream
18
The Curse of the House of Onassis
19
Greek Labyrinth
20
New YorkNew Life
1955
Private Lives
1983
Matriarch
1995

Queen of the Circus
8
Coronation
9
The House of the Sun King
10
Americas Queen
11
Salad Days
12
Rendezvous with Death
13
Profile in Courage
14
The Knights of Camelot
15
24
1995
Pilgrims
1995
And So Farewell
1995
Epilogue
1995
Acknowledgments
1995
Notes
1995
Select Bibliography and Archives
1983
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Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her previous books include Cesare Borgia, Disraeli, Princess Grace, George VI, Splendours and Miseries: A Life of Sacheverell Sitwell, Elizabeth:: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen, America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Lucrezia Borgia.

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