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“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
- JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
American Icon, 1929 - 1994

Jacqueline (Jackie) Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. She received her primary education at the best private schools and was dubbed “Debutante of the Year” in 1948. Jackie began her college education at Vassar, finally graduating from George Washington University in 1952.

After graduation, Jackie took a job as a photographer for a Washington, D.C. newspaper. Soon after, she met Senator John F. Kennedy. The couple were married in 1953. Their daughter Caroline was born in 1957 and John Jr., in 1960.

The inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961 brought to the White House a beautiful young wife and the first young children in half a century. Jackie’s courage after President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in 1963 won her the world’s admiration.

In 1968, Jackie married Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis. Onassis died in 1975, and from 1978 until her death in 1994, Jackie worked as an editor for Doubleday in New York City.


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Books About Jackie

As We Remember Her As We Remember Her: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the Words of Her Family and Friends
by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

A touching tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, with rarely seen photos and the never-before-told stories from those closest to her.

Purchase this hardcover edition of As We Remember Her

All Too Human All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy
by Edward Klein

This portrait of the Kennedy marriage offers insight into Jack and Jackie's true feelings for one another, Joseph Kennedy's role in the match, their alleged extramarital affairs, and the impact of the presidency on their relationship.

Purchase this hardcover edition of All Too Human

What Jackie Taught Us What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
by Tina Santi Flaherty

In this book author Tina Santi Flaherty, described by Business Week as one of America's top corporate women, contends that Jackie was never given credit for her leadership abilities. Areas she believes Jackie taught by example include dealing with men, motherhood, courage and discipline.

Purchase this hardcover edition of What Jackie Taught Us


DVDs About Jackie

Jackie O: In a Class of Her Own Jackie O: In a Class of Her Own (1998)
by Stephen B. Oates

Oates draws on new archival material to tell the story of Clara Barton's Civil War experiences as a nurse and the extraordinary lengths she went to care for the sick and wounded under hellish conditions.

Purchase this DVD edition of Jackie O: In a Class of Her Own

Jackie - Behind the Myth Jackie - Behind the Myth (1999)

This program reveals an intelligent, insightful woman whose courage and commitment captured the heart of America.

Purchase this DVD edition of Jackie - Behind the Myth


Jackie Online Videos

Jacqueline Kennedy in the White House in 2 parts. Includes a video biography:
PART 1 - PART 2

Jackie at the State Funeral of President Kennedy, November 24, 1963

1963 JFK's Funeral

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - Ted Kennedy's Eulogy, May 23, 1994


Related Websites

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy
Bio on the White House Web Site

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Biography
at Biography.com

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers at the JFK Library

Five myths about Jackie Kennedy by Michael Beschloss

Candid Talk by Young Widow by Janny Scott
A New York Times article about the release of an interview from early 1964—one of only three that Jackie gave after President Kennedy's assassination.



Clara Barton


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