Everyone knows that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was married to two of the twentieth century’s most powerful men: John F. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. Lesser known are the five incredible years between those marriages, when she was on her own. Jackie tells that story—the story of a woman who was globally famous, and yet utterly enigmatic.
The world was shocked when Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. It would not have been so surprising had the truth of their relationship—which dated back to the 1950s—been known. Jackie knew Ari almost as long as she had known John F. Kennedy—and saw qualities in him (besides money) that she found highly attractive.
The five years between her marriages to JFK and Onassis are often overlooked. But it was an incredible period of growth and change for Jackie. How did the world’s most famous woman remain so enigmatic? What was she really like? This book reveals the real Jackie, the one that hid behind her trademark large sunglasses.
In this book, you’ll learn about:
Jackie’s lovers—and the one man she regretted not marrying
The secret, second burial of JFK
Her evolution from “political wife Jackie” into “nightclubbing, party girl Jackie”
A speaker at seven presidential libraries, columnist for USA Today and Dow Jones/MarketWatch, and one of the most followed journalists in the White House press corps—with more than 375,000 Twitter followers (@WestWingReport)—Paul Brandus is the author of two books on the White House and presidency: Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency (Lyons Press, 2015) and This Day in Presidential History (Bernan Press, 2017). He has worked in network television, as a Moscow-based correspondent, and in the asset management business. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.