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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (615 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Bradford Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 untimely death in 1994, she has truly remained America's answer to royalty. In America's Queen, the acclaimed biographer of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Grace reveals the real Jackie in a sympathetic but frank portrait of an amazing woman who has dazzled us for years. Using remarkable new sources - including in-depth interviews with Jackie's sister, Lee Radziwell - Sarah Bradford has written a timely celebration of a life that was more private than commonly supposed. Jackie's privileged upbringing instilled rigid self-control while her expedient marriage into the overwhelming Kennedy clan consolidated her determination. Revealing new testimony from many of the couple's friends shows the profound complexities both of this apparently very public relationship and of her controversial marriage to Aristotle Onassis. Here is the private Jackie - neglected wife, vigilant mother, and working widow - whose contradictory and fascinating nature is illuminated by all that Bradford has discovered. Download and start listening now!


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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/20/2014

    " I got this from the library after finishing the new Kennedy miniseries. I really didn't think I would read it all. I wanted to know more about Jackie and the time in which she lived, but not THAT much. It wasn't long before I was hooked. I was especially intrigued by how the culture and attitudes toward women influenced the experiences this one woman had and the decisions she made. Much of the book is sad; her life is filled with tragedy. At times I found her character flaws aggravating. Overall, however, I found much to admire. I really enjoyed reading this author. She was well-researched and even-handed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/18/2014

    " A very good biography of Jackie Kennedy and just an all around good piece of journalism. The book is very well researched with a TON of interviews with people closely connected to the Kennedys and Jackie. Gives an interesting historical account of the time period she lived through too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elisa | 2/2/2014

    " I ended up learning as much about other interesting people (like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and, of course, JFK) as I did about Jacqueline Kennedy, who I ended up not liking (her little-girl demeanor is nauseating). It's hard not to think how her life would've turned out had her first husband not been assassinated. Her second husband, Aristotle Onassis, was a pig, but she knew what she was getting into. It's also hard not to conclude that Jackie always married into big bucks, which is something that I think we shouldn't judge her too harshly for (given her circumstances and the time in which she lived). However, it is sad to think that she could've been a happy and satisfied woman if only she had been born 30 years later. Mainly, the strongest impression that I got from the story of her life is that she was a very sad, very lonely woman (even before she became a widow). So complex and contradictory that you have to wonder if she ever really got to know who she was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Clarissa | 1/31/2014

    " America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Sarah Bradford is a biography of an 20th century First Lady. The book goes from the very beginning of her childhood life to the very end of her life in New York City. Bradford uses her words carefully to describe "Jackie" (Jackie is the name everyone knows) and her role as a wife of a president. My opinion of Bradford's work is five thumbs up, and my thumbs keep on going up! I love how there is juicy details in every chapter, but put in a good way. I would defintly recommend this book to anyone who knows Jackie, or (even) for people who don't know anything about Jackie. "

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