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Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate Collection

Our list of some of the best Jackie Kennedy books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story (2015)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onasis: The Untold Story is the first book to document Jackie’s thirty-one-year struggle with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here is the woman as she has never been seen before. Barbara Leaming explores the seemingly magical world of Jackie’s youth, her fairy-tale marriage to a wealthy and handsome senator and presidential candidate and her astonishing transformation into a deft political wife and unique First Lady. This spirited young woman’s rejection of the idea of a “safe marriage” as the wife of some socially prominent but utterly predictable…
Author(s): Barbara Leaming

2. JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS: A Jackie Kennedy Biography (2018)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen we think of how we would like to be remembered, many things will come to mind. Perhaps for our family, maybe for things we have achieved, for our kindness, or for our understanding, and empathy. Though, for Jackie Kennedy, recognition comes mostly from one day in November 1963, her involvement in a defining event which fixes her in the public eye.Despite the fact that she would go on to achieve much more in her life and prior to that day had built up a promising career. That one afternoon in Texas, when her husband President John F Kennedy was assassinated, is the abiding image of a life well lived. This book will look at that dreadful…
Author(s): Katy Holborn

3. Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies (2016)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate Collection J. B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings and funerals, gardens and playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and, with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home. For twenty-eight years, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, as well as…
Author(s): J. B. West, Mary Lynn Kotz

4. Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill (2019)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate Collection“Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?” Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. “Money and Power,” she would say. It was a lesson neither would ever forget. They followed in their mother’s footsteps after her marriages to the philandering socialite “Black Jack” Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss. Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F. Kennedy and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis….
Author(s): J. Randy Taraborrelli

5. Mrs. Kennedy and Me (2012)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe #1 New York Times bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews called “clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip,” Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with the First Lady during the four years leading up to and following President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination.In those four years, Hill was by Mrs. Kennedy’s side for some of the happiest moments as well as the darkest. He was there for the birth of John, Jr. on November 25, 1960, as well as for the birth and sudden death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy on…
Author(s): Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin

6. Nemesis: The True Story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O, and the Love Triangle That Brought Down the Kennedys (2005)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionA longtime investigative journalist uncovers one of the great untold stories of twentieth-century international intrigue, and the secrets it has held until now. Shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and Bobby Kennedy, two of the world′s richest and most powerful men, disliked one another from the moment they first met. Over several decades, their intense mutual hatred only grew, as did their desire to compete for the affections of Jackie, the keeper of the Camelot flame. Now, this shocking work by seasoned investigative journalist Peter Evans…
Author(s): Peter Evans

7. The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee (2019)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionA poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else—Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill—from the authors of Furious Love.When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackie’s thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employees—but nothing to her. “I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I…
Author(s): Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger

8. Jackie Kennedy: The Biography (2019)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionJacqueline Kennedy Onassis lived both a charmed and tragic life. Best known for being First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy, she emerged from the shadows of powerful men to become an international icon of style, culture, and grace.After her first husband was violently struck down by an assassin’s bullet, Jackie went on to defy the stereotype of an heiress and define her own legacy as a wife, mother, literary figure, and inspirational role model.This short book tells the intensely human story of a woman who changed the world in a way that no one else could….
Author(s): University Press

9. Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family (2018)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionAn endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny—and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady.In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life were spent in Jackie’s service, during which Kathy not only played a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John Jr., but also…
Author(s): Kathy McKeon

10. The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation – A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy (2020)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionAbout the Author J. RANDY TARABORRELLI is the author of nearly 20 biographies, most of which have become New York Times bestsellers, including: Call Her Miss Ross; Sinatra: Behind the Legend; Madonna: An Intimate Biography; Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot; Elizabeth (a biography of Elizabeth Taylor); The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe; After Camelot―A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, which was adapted as a mini-series for Reelz starring Katie Holmes; and Jackie, Janet, and Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill….
Author(s): J. Randy Taraborrelli

11. Jackie & John F. Kennedy Jr. A Mother’s Love (2019)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionFor someone who could arguably be referred to as the most famous woman in the world, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was fiercely private. And who could blame her? Over the course of a lifetime, the former First Lady was a participant in and witness to moments that changed our country and world forever; it was no wonder there were things she’d rather keep to herself. One thing that was never a secret, however, was her love for her children. From the time Caroline and John Jr. were children, the joy they brought to their mother—despite the tragedies that had touched her life—was palpable. Her reverence for parenthood was never more…
Author(s): Hearst Specials – 2019-4 SIP, Hearst

12. Mrs. Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years (2002)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionNew York Times bestselling author Barbara Leaming answers the question: What was it like to be Mrs. John F. Kennedy during the dramatic thousand days of the Kennedy presidency? Here for the first time is the full story of the extravagant interplay of sex and politics that constitutes one of modern history’s most spectacular dramas.Drawing from recently declassified top-secret material, as well as revelatory eyewitness accounts, Secret Service records, and Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal letters, bestselling biographer Barbara Leaming answers the question: what was it like to be Mrs. John F. Kennedy during the…
Author(s): Barbara Leaming

13. THE KENNEDYS: JFK and Jackie Kennedy – 2 Books in 1 (2018)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionFeaturing… *JFK*Jackie Kennedy2 Great Books in 1! John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president of the United States in 1960. At that time, he was a member of one of the wealthiest families in America. He had an extremely elite education and was considered a military hero, though his act of heroism is still questioned by many. His running mate for the election was not his to choose and was not someone he cared to have as a vice-president. Lyndon B. Johnson was not a personable man, he lacked charm, and thought he, himself was handsome and funny. Neither of which were true. Lyndon had been put in place as his running…
Author(s): Phil Coleman, Katy Holborn

14. Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot (2012)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionOver the years there have been many books published about the Kennedy family, individually and collectively. But only this book provides a powerful and detailed look at the complex relationships shared between the three women who were not born Kennedy but who married into the family: Jackie Bouvier, Ethel Skakel, and Joan Bennett. For each of the Kennedy wives, the Camelot years provided an entirely different experience of life lessons. These were the years when Jackie’s dreams became reality, but at a hefty price. For Ethel, these were years of frustration…
Author(s): J. Randy Taraborrelli

15. Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (2017)

 Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionGallup’s List of Widely Admired People of the Twentieth Century places President John F. Kennedy in the third slot, behind Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa. Needless to say, President Kennedy’s name is one that will not soon be forgotten. Many people will simply recall him as the handsome president who reigned for a short while before his unfortunate death at the hands of an assassin in Dallas, Texas. They may recall he was the youngest president to have been sworn into the presidential office or he dealt with issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The general American public and the…
Author(s): Captivating History

Best Jackie Kennedy Books: The Ultimate Collection

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Jackie's Newport: America's first lady and the city by the sea

Author(s): Auchincloss family.;Kennedy family.;Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy;Sinibaldi, Raymond
ID: 2598647, Publisher: Globe Pequot, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship With Jackie

Author(s): Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy;Simon, Carly
ID: 2736497, Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Year: 2019, Size: 362 Kb, Format: epub

Jackie, Janet & Lee: the secret lives of Janet Auchincloss and her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

Author(s): Auchincloss, Janet Lee; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy; Radziwill, Lee; Radziwill, Lee Bouvier; Taraborrelli, J. Randy
ID: 2851544, Publisher: St. Martin's Press;St. Martin's Publishing Group, Year: 2018;2019, Size: 6 Mb, Format: azw3

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