by Sukey HowardFebruary, 2001
Love and adulationJack Kennedy, once the king of Camelot, has lost some of his luster. But Jackie, his chic, couture-clad, culture-conscious consort, has retained her ineffable allure for over half a century and remains an icon of elegance and quiet courage. She was and is loved as royalty as close as we Americans come to having royalty. Endless books have been written about her, endless photos published, so I was surprised and delighted at how informative, how compelling, how intriguing Sally Bradford's new biography, America's Queen: A Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, read here by Sandra Burr, turns out to be. Using new sources and lengthy interviews with Lee Radziwell, Bradford paints a detailed, amazingly fresh picture of the triumphs and tragedies of Jackie's very public life and lets us see into her very private persona.