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This review is from: America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Paperback)
Although not perhaps what could be called a 'scholarly' account of Jackie's life, Bradford's light and chatty prose makes for very easy yet satisfying reading - like the best kind of gossip, I was frequently agog to know what would happen next. Bradford succeeds brilliantly in conveying the glamour and allure of the White House years, as well as the horror and sorrow of November, 1963. Nor does the light-weight tone suggested by the bright pink cover mean that Bradford hasn't done her homework. She uses an incredibly wide variety of source material and seems to have identified and interviewed many of those who were closest to Jackie, JFK and Onassis during their life-times.
This chunky biography is one of the most beguiling and effective 'page turners' I've ever come across and I would unhesitatingly recommend it as a beach or pool-side companion.