Synopses & Reviews
A legendary life shown in rare, mostly never before published photographsArguably the most famous woman of the century, certainly one of its most photographed, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis lived an astonishing life; her popularity and the fascination she held for people the world over during her nearly sixty years in the spotlight can hardly be overestimated. And while that has led to a number of books about her, none has told her life story in the way this one does--entirely in photographs, from birth to death, with lively, anecdotal extended captions.Of the 251 photographs in this book, 165 have never been published, 58 have rarely been published (in newspapers or magazines but never in book form), and 28 are inescapable images that have been seared into the memories of everyone. Together with the text that runs alongside them, these pictures tell the story of an American life that became legendary even while it was being lived, a story that will speak afresh to the hearts of all Americans.
"Ranging from a Christmas portrait of baby Jackie in her mother's arms to her iconic roles as First Lady, shipping tycoon's wife and working woman, and culminating with a heart-stopping image of John Jr. and Caroline beside their mother's casket, these 251 black and white photos (many never published before) capture her well-lived, much-photographed life in adoring detail"--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
is a writer and photographer who has written internationally best-selling biographies of Barbra Steisand, Bette Davis, Peter Lawford, and Princess Grace of Monaco. He has also compiled pictorial biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford, among others. He lives in Natick, Massachusetts.