Synopses & Reviews
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 interviewsand#151;many with people who have never spoken in such depth on record beforeand#151;Bradford offers new insights into the woman behind the public persona. She creates a coherent picture out of Jackieand#8217;s tumultuous and cosmopolitan lifeand#151;from the aristocratic milieu of Newport and East Hampton to the Greek isles, from political Washington to New Yorkand#8217;s publishing community. She probes Jackieand#8217;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.
"Some of the most personally knowledgeable observations about and#91;Jacqueline Kennedy Onassisand#93; that have ever been put into print." andmdash;The Boston Globe
"Compulsively readable" and#151;The Washington Post
From her introduction to the world in 1947 as "debutante of the year" to her untimely death in 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has truly remained America's answer to royalty. In "America's Queen", the acclaimed biographer of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Grace reveals the real Jackie in a sympathetic but frank portrait. 32 photos.
About the Author
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, Americaand#8217;s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Lucrezia Borgia.