Jackie O: A Life in Words and Pictures

Books about the iconic First Lady.
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Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years: Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (Bulfinch)

Published in conjunction with a 2001 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, The White House Years showcases First Lady fashion at its finest, with commentary from White House insiders such as horticulturist and friend Rachel Lambert Mellon. To buy

The Kennedy Family Album: Personal Photos of America’s First Family (Running Press)

Bob Davidoff photographed the Kennedy clan for nearly 50 years at their homes in Palm Beach, Hyannis Port and other favorite vacations spots. A loving look at the family’s days in the sun. To buy

In the Kennedy Style: Magical Evenings in the Kennedy White House (Doubleday)

Social secretary Letitia Baldridge’s lighthearted recollections and White chef René Verdon’s sophisticated recipes bring back a captivating era in White House entertaining. To buy

Jackie: Her Life in Pictures (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Jackie’s life in more than 250 photos, many of them published here for the first time. To buy

A Thousand Days of Magic: Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House (Rizzoli)

Sketches, photos and recollections from designer Oleg Cassini, creator of the First Lady’s trendsetting "Jackie Look.". To buy

Cooking for Madam: Recipes and Reminiscences from the Home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Scribner)

A compilation of more than 75 recipes and personal anecdotes from Marta Sgubin, who joined the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis household in 1969. To buy

Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House (Ballantine Books)

Behind the scenes at Camelot, by bestselling biographer Sally Bedell Smith (Princess Diana, Pamela Harriman and others). To buy

America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Viking)

Historian and biographer Sarah Bradford’s take includes material from Jackie’s sister, Lee Radziwill. To buy

Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (St. Martin’s Press)

In this dual biography, Jan Pottker delves into a relationship that isn’t often talked about-the one between Jackie and her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss. To buy

The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Portrait of a Rider (Collins Design)

From her first show at age 5 to the end of her life, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis loved horses, and this unusual tribute celebrates the First Lady as graceful equestrian. To buy

Dear Mrs. Kennedy: The World Shares Its Grief, Letters November 1963 (St. Martin’s Press)

Some of the most fascinating and poignant of the more than 1,250,000 letters of hope, love, despair and sympathy sent to the White House after President Kennedy’s assassination. To buy For another book of letters, click here

The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Hyperion)

Culled by her daughter, Caroline, Kennedy (who also wrote the introduction), this collection provides a unique insight into the literature-loving First Lady. To buy Want to get Jackie’s iconic look? Click here for a how-to style guide. What famous actresses have played Jackie on screen? Find out here.


First Published Thu, 2010-07-29 10:09

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