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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life
Donald Spoto
0312977077
October 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Donald Spoto, best known for his Hitchcock bio The Dark Side of Genius, gets past Jackie's dazzling mythic exterior, revealing beneath her white gloves the ominous nicotine stains that led to her early death, gently removing those sunglasses to peek into her soul. Though he, too, must rely on the kindness of anonymous sources, Spoto is relatively skeptical about the dishiest dirt. And because he's an ex-monk and theology professor, he can deal with her religious, intellectual side. She was a superb editor for a third of her life, and Spoto gives her sharp wit its due.

Thus, for Jackie's alleged defloration in a Paris elevator, consult All Too Human, and for her alleged beddings of Brando, Sinatra, Beatty, and Bobby Kennedy, read Jackie After Jack. Spoto paints a more restrained Jackie. Sure, she frolicked in moonlit...



The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Portrait of a Rider
Vicky Moon
0060524111
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It could be argued that every aspect of Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s life has been examined ad nauseum, but Moon appears to have struck upon an overlooked treasure in this tribute to the former First Lady’s lifelong love of horses. Moon, the author and founder, editor and publisher of The Middleburg Life (a newspaper for Virginia horse country), tells the story of Jackie’s passion for horses from age five through the end of her life. Jackie began riding very young and by the age of five participated in the East Hampton Horse Show. The photos of Jackie with her mother and father, Janet and Jack Bouvier, and on her beloved Chestnut mare, Danseuse, hint at the beauty and poise that would become her trademarks. Like her mother, Jackie grew into an accomplished equestrian. And Moon argues that riding...


Jackie O. (A Life in Pictures Series)
Elizabeth Kane
0760759405
August 2004
Hardcover
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What Jackie Taught Us
Tina Santi Flaherty
0399530800
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The very interesting life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929â€"1994), married to the 35th president of the U.S., continues to fascinate, which should insure readership for this laudatory life lesson. The author, a corporate executive, once lived in the same New York City apartment building as her subject and, though she never actually met her, describes herself as an admirer. Flaherty contends that Onassis was never given credit for her leadership abilities and focuses on episodes of her life that illuminate the positive influence she had on others. Drawing on secondary sources and secondary interviews that one imagines would have appalled the famously reclusive Mrs. Onassis, Flaherty takes us over the familiar territory of her subject's childhood with a distant, critical mother and adoring but...


Nemesis: The True Story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O, and the Love Triangle That Brought Down the Kennedys
Peter Evans
0060580534
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Longtime investigative journalist uncovers one of the great untold stories of twentieth-century international intrigue: the Kennedy-Onassis-Kennedy love triangle, and the secrets it has held . . . until now. An extraordinary story of two of the world's most powerful men, and the femme fatale who came between them. Peter Evans has been researching the life and times of Aristotle Onassis for more than two decades; he interviewed not only Onassis himself (in preparation for his biography, Ari), but scores of his intimates. But even after his acclaimed biography was published in the 1990s, his research continued-and the revelations he unearthed are mind-boggling. At the core of his reporting-and of this riveting book-is the story of the longtime rivalry between Onassis and the Kennedy clan. It was a story that began in...


As We Remember Her
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
0060548576
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
An intimate look into the world of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis -- from the people who knew her best

In As We Remember Her, Carl Sferrazza Anthony, a historian of first ladies, paints the most personal, revealing portrait of Jackie to date -- one that shows her not in the shadow of her famous husbands or frozen in the light of flashbulbs but as she viewed herself over the years and as she was known by those closest to her.

To understand Jackie on her own terms, Anthony conducted exhaustive interviews with an impressive collection of Jackie's friends, family members, and colleagues -- many of whom speak here about her publicly for the first time -- and drew upon rarely published but quite revealing autobiographical accounts. Those interviewed include Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Ted Kennedy, Eunice...



Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House
Sally Bedell Smith
0641686951

Hardcover
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America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Sarah Bradford
0141002204
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Fresh from her well-received life of Queen Elizabeth II, the English historian and biographer Sarah Bradford turns her hand to America's own answer to royalty, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Painstakingly detailed, impressively fair, the result is the most definitive account yet of a woman who captured the imagination of the American public like no First Lady before or after her. Bradford seems to have interviewed almost everyone who had ever been intimate with Onassis, including George Plimpton, Gore Vidal, Joan Kennedy, and even a few ex-lovers. Most notably of all, Jackie's sister Lee Radziwill speaks with unexpected frankness about the mixture of rivalry and affection that marked their relationship since childhood. Jackie-lovers, take note: this is no hagiography, and its subject certainly comes off as no saint....


What Jackie Taught Us
Tina Santi Flaherty
0399529888
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The very interesting life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929â€"1994), married to the 35th president of the U.S., continues to fascinate, which should insure readership for this laudatory life lesson. The author, a corporate executive, once lived in the same New York City apartment building as her subject and, though she never actually met her, describes herself as an admirer. Flaherty contends that Onassis was never given credit for her leadership abilities and focuses on episodes of her life that illuminate the positive influence she had on others. Drawing on secondary sources and secondary interviews that one imagines would have appalled the famously reclusive Mrs. Onassis, Flaherty takes us over the familiar territory of her subject's childhood with a distant, critical mother and adoring but...


What Would Jackie Do : An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living
Shelly Branch
1592401902
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Never mind what Jackie would do. The bigger question is, what would she think about having her name attached to this chatty, gossipy manual that covers everything from how to gracefully decline a date ("Oh, you're so thoughtful but I'm terribly busy these days") to how to avoid a "customs confrontation" regarding your overseas spending ("book your flight through an airport where the agents are apt to be less savvy" about recognizing Prada). Journalists Branch and Callaway have mined every detail of Jackie's life to generate such advice as "Do suck up to people with private craft" and interviewed a variety of incongruous experts like designer Oleg Cassini and Thom Filicia of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, who observes, "So many clients want to create a facade.... Jackie would never do that." Branch and Callaway...


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Donna Brown Agins
0766021866
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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The Eloquent Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Portrait in Her Own Words (With a Fifty-Minutes DVD Insert from A&E Biography)
Bill Adler (Editor)
0060732822
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Eloquent is a strong word to apply to this collection of musings and quotes. Adler, editor of the bestselling The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy, has vacuumed up excerpts from Onassis’s letters, speeches and interviews along with recollected verbal asides to friends, heads of state and hairdressers, and has even included a portion of her will. The results are uninspiring. Onassis reflects on politics ("We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them"), the arts ("Poets are the ones who change the world"), motherhood ("The things you do with your children you never forget") and the White House ("It’s like a hotel. Everywhere I look there is somebody standing around or walking down a hall"). Unsurprisingly, many of the snippets herein...


America's Queen
Sarah Bradford
1587881446
Nov 2000
Audio Cassette - Abridged
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Book Review
Fresh from her well-received life of Queen Elizabeth II, the English historian and biographer Sarah Bradford turns her hand to America's own answer to royalty, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Painstakingly detailed, impressively fair, the result is the most definitive account yet of a woman who captured the imagination of the American public like no First Lady before or after her. Bradford seems to have interviewed almost everyone who had ever been intimate with Onassis, including George Plimpton, Gore Vidal, Joan Kennedy, and even a few ex-lovers. Most notably of all, Jackie's sister Lee Radziwill speaks with unexpected frankness about the mixture of rivalry and affection that marked their relationship since childhood. Jackie-lovers, take note: this is no hagiography, and its subject certainly comes off as no saint....


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Friend of the Arts
Beatrice Gormley
0689852959
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.


America's Queen
Sarah Bradford
1587881454
Nov 2000
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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Book Review
Fresh from her well-received life of Queen Elizabeth II, the English historian and biographer Sarah Bradford turns her hand to America's own answer to royalty, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Painstakingly detailed, impressively fair, the result is the most definitive account yet of a woman who captured the imagination of the American public like no First Lady before or after her. Bradford seems to have interviewed almost everyone who had ever been intimate with Onassis, including George Plimpton, Gore Vidal, Joan Kennedy, and even a few ex-lovers. Most notably of all, Jackie's sister Lee Radziwill speaks with unexpected frankness about the mixture of rivalry and affection that marked their relationship since childhood. Jackie-lovers, take note: this is no hagiography, and its subject certainly comes off as no saint....


A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jackie Kennedy for the White House
Oleg Cassini
0847819000
September 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
No other First Lady has come close to Jacqueline Kennedy in epitomizing a fresh American style. The magic and excitement she stirred as the wife of the president stemmed not only from her youth and beauty but also from her elegantly simple clothes. In this lavishly illustrated memoir, Cassini, who designed over 300 outfits as the First Lady's personal couturier, recalls how he created the "Jackie look"-from her famous pill box hats (he doesn't mention that Halston also claimed credit) and widely imitated suits to her elegant and daring strapless evening gowns. Especially fascinating and revealing are Jackie's letters: "Just make sure no one has exactly the same dress I do ... I want all mine to be original and no fat little women hopping around in the same dress ...." This woman knew how to be a star. While...

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