America's Queen

America's Queen

The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Large Print - 2001
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This series' focus is high-profile titles that are being discussed in the media -- biographies of people in the news, literary figures, musicians, politicians, TV and film celebrities, and of people who have influenced history in some way.Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has captivated the American public for more than five decades. From her introduction to the world as debutante of the year in 1947 to her death in 1994, she truly remained America's answer to royalty. Complete with previously unseen photographs from private collections and an extraordinary range of interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, America's Queen portrays the woman behind the public persona -- resourceful, controversial, loving, demanding, giving -- in the most complete, and completely convincing, life story ever written.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2001, c2000
Characteristics: 994 p. (large print) : ill. ; 24 cm
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 0786231858 (lg print : hc : alk. paper)
Call Number: LP B ONASSIS:J BRADFORD

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Derringer
Nov 14, 2018

This exhaustively written biography by American historian, Sarah Bradford takes a close-up look at the life and times of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

For Bradford to regard Jacqueline as being "America's Queen" it is plainly obvious that she has the greatest respect and admiration for this woman and that she wants anyone who reads this book to know that this is so and to feel the same way as she does.

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ManMachine
Feb 22, 2018

Competently written by biographer/historian, Sarah Bradford - "America's Queen" takes a frank and in-depth look not only at the public life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - But also at the much-guarded private life of this woman who (since her teenage years) had been a highly-admired celebrity figure in America.

Unlike the frivolous royalty status given to many Hollywood movie stars - Here Bradford seriously regards Jacqueline as being America's true, undisputed answer to authentic stateliness and royalty.

Throughout these 450 pages of well-researched text are recollections from those who were present at different stages in Jackie's life, including many who have never spoken out (on the record) in such depth before.

All-in-all - "America's Queen" is certainly well-worth a read. It includes a 30-page photo gallery of b&w stills, as well.

*Note* - In 1994 - Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (65 at the time) died following a long battle with cancer.

athompson10 Apr 17, 2016

A very balanced and well-researched book.

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