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  • Published: 2 December 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141931616
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 704

America's Queen




Reissued with revisions to commemmorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of J. F. Kennedy.

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.
%%%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.
%%%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

  • Pub date: 2 December 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141931616
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 704

About the Author

Sarah Bradford

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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