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”
•Her own near death in 1967
•Her influence on pop art, fashion, and design
As a fan of Jackie and the Kennedys, I have read several books about the family and about Jackie herself. The period covered in Jackie: Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O revealed a few tidbits I had missed in other books.
The author reveals more about the widow’s grieving, some of which I had not seen before. Her gradual change from the widow to finding her own home and beginning a period of socializing once again offered an interesting journey for fans.
The book ended with her wedding to Aristotle Onassis, without going into the marriage at all. In later books, we learn about how Jackie finally becomes truly independent.
A 4.5 rating.