America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Sarah Bradford
Sarah Bradford's America's Queen is 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' Mail on Sunday Sarah Bradford is an historian and biographer. Previous books include biographies of Disraeli (winner of the New York Times Book of the Year), Princess Grace, Diana, Princess of Wales and most recently Queen Elizabeth II. She lives in London SW6.