Everything Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Book: A portrait of an American icon [NOOK Book]

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A Portrait of an American Icon

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis-better known as Jackie O. to the tabloids, "the deb" to the Kennedy clan, and the 35th First Lady to historians-is easily one of the most recognizable Presidential wives. She remains the model of the proper American woman. But what was Jackie O. hiding behind those big, dark shades?


From her New York society upbringing to her time in the White House to her days spent as a ...

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Overview

A Portrait of an American Icon

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis-better known as Jackie O. to the tabloids, "the deb" to the Kennedy clan, and the 35th First Lady to historians-is easily one of the most recognizable Presidential wives. She remains the model of the proper American woman. But what was Jackie O. hiding behind those big, dark shades?


From her New York society upbringing to her time in the White House to her days spent as a Doubleday editor, this is the ultimate biography of a woman everyone recognized but few knew. Did you know that:

  • Her first job was as the "Inquiring Camera Girl" for the Washington Times-Herald?
  • Before she started dating Jack Kennedy, she hadn't even voted in a national election?
  • She was the only family member strong enough to remove Robert Kennedy from life-support measures after he was shot?
  • She asked Rose Kennedy for her blessing before she married Aristotle Onassis?

She was American royalty and is now an American icon. The Everything Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Book delivers everything you always wanted to know about this captivating woman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440524400
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 616,426
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Tracy has been an entertainment journalist for more than twenty years. Her writing has been featured in many national magazines including A&E Biography, The Herald, VideoAge, TV Times, and Variety. She is the author of more than thirty adult books including Jerry Seinfeld: The Entire Domain and The Girl's Got Bite: A Look at Buffy's World. She has also written dozens of young adult research biographies and histories. She lives in Studio City, CA.
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Table of Contents

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's Ten Most Telling Quotes     ix
Introduction     xi
A Child of Privilege     1
Family Lineage     2
Revisionist History     4
A Promising Romance     5
A Double Catastrophe     7
The Bouvier Sisters     9
Summers in the Hamptons     10
A Bitter End     12
A New Stepfather     15
New York Cafe Society     19
Keeping Up with the Blue-Blooded Joneses     20
Playgrounds of the Rich and Famous     22
Central Park     24
Eastside, Westside, All Around the Town     26
Society Hotspots     27
The Industrial Barons     29
Growing Up Ingenue     33
Horse Sense     34
Early Creative Flair     37
Life on the Country Estates     38
Education     42
Miss Manners     44
Debutante of the Year     46
A Year Abroad     49
Attending Vassar     50
The Sorbonne     52
Paris in 1950     55
French Art and The Louvre     57
Adventures     60
Lasting Impressions     61
An Independent Streak     63
Leaving Vassar     64
Vogue's Prix de Paris Writing Contest     65
Suitors     68
Striking Out on Her Own     70
The "Inquiring Camera Girl"     72
The Congressman from Massachusetts     73
The Kennedys     75
Ambition in Their Blood     76
The Outsider     78
Joe's Smuggling Past     80
The Kennedy Curse     83
Getting Involved in Politics     85
Love and Marriage     89
Most Eligible Bachelor     90
Courtship     91
Becoming the Senator's Wife     94
Life in the Public Eye     97
Assuming the Housewife Role     98
Baby Blues     101
Political Ambitions     105
The Political Landscape     106
On the Campaign Trail     109
A Political Asset     111
The Nixons     115
A New President and a New Son     117
A New Kind of White House     121
America's Power Couple     122
White House Restoration Project      124
First Curator     126
The White House: An Historic Guide     127
Showcasing the Arts     129
Before the Storm: America of the Early 1960s     133
A Country in Transition     134
The Cold War     135
Space Race     138
The Fight for Civil Rights     140
A Sense of Style     143
Jackie's Personal Sense of Style     144
Fashion of the Early 1960s     146
Jackie's Look     148
Symbols of Possibility     149
The Dark Side of Camelot Revealed     152
Private Lives Made Public     154
Jackie's Media Appeal     157
A Unique First Lady     159
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy     163
A Nation Mourns     167
Fateful Trip to Dallas     168
Indelible Images     170
Accused Assassin     172
The Funeral     174
Putting National Interests First     177
The Birth of Camelot     179
The Strange Bouvier Connection to Oswald     180
Starting Over     185
Seclusion     186
Move to New York     188
The Warhol Portraits      190
Life after JFK     192
Campaigning for Bobby     194
Robert Kennedy's Assassination     195
The Greek Tycoon     199
Aristotle Onassis     200
Onassis and Callas     202
Fateful Cruise     203
Jackie's Quest for Security     206
Separate Lives     208
Jackie and the Media     211
Aristotle's Death     214
Literati     219
Jackie's New York     220
A New Career     222
Jackie's Authors     224
The New York Publishing Scene     226
Other Literary Interests     229
Family Ties     231
Maurice Tempelsman     232
Family Relationships     234
Caroline and John     236
The Auchinclosses and Lee Radziwill     240
The Kennedy Mystique     243
A Life Well Lived     247
Later Years     248
Final Days     251
Funeral and Burial     253
Timeline     259
Who's Who: An A-Z Directory of the People in Jackie's Life     263
A Geographical Tour of Jackie's Life      267
To Find Out More     269
Memorial Tributes     275
Index     281

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    This book presents lots of facts in a relatively organized mann

    This book presents lots of facts in a relatively organized manner. There were a few paragraphs and sections that made me wonder why they were placed where they were, but on the whole it seemed coherent. If all you are looking for is information and don't care much about presentation,you will not mind this book at all.

    However , I found the writing style to be choppy and amateurish, and this really detracted from my enjoyment of the book. It reminded me somewhat of a high school research project in terms of style.

    On the whole, I think that if you wanted to read about Jackie O., there are better choices out there.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Ejoyable, informative, and fascinating

    I got in on a *fabulous* deal, when I saw this offered for FREE. I've been enjoying it very much. Anything on Jackie is always a treat, and quite fascinating, for sure. I appreciate the pictures. I've shared this with my mother, as she is a Kennedy aficionado as well, and even my little niece liked it. Thanks very much, B & N and the publisher for offering this selection for free, for whatever small window of time that it was. :-)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Great book truly gives you insight into her life and her popularity, great read

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

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    I did a report on her and I would like to learn even more about her.Plus it was free so that makes it even better!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 28, 2012

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    Lets go!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the author did a g

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the author did a great job of presenting the facts. I know there are a lot of books about Jackie, but who doesn't like reading yet another.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    very good read

    very good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Great Read!!!

    Have read several JackieO bios, but this is by far my favorite!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Good read

    I've read a few JKO bios, this was not bad. I liked the detailed background of both the Bouviers and the Kennedys. Is worth reading if you are interested in her.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 27, 2012

    Kelly

    Hi kate....i cant post at camp

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    Posted March 27, 2012

    Katrina

    Hello?

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