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INTRODUCTION 8

An American original

SCENES FROM A LIFE 10

The most photographed woman in the world never adjusted to the public’s relentless gaze. But how could we turn away?

YOUNG JACKIE 19

A willful child developed into the Deb of the Year—then into a Washington working girl

SISTERS 24

Jackie and sister Lee grew closer with time and tragedy

MARRYING JACK 28

Landing Washington’s most eligible bachelor, Jackie took on the role of political wife

FORMIDABLE KENNEDYS 35

Jackie fought for a place among rowdy in-laws

THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS 42

The First Lady brought beauty, enthusiasm and a heck of a wardrobe to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

PROFILE IN COURAGE 50

Jackie stood strong in November 1963

PRIVATE MOMENTS 52

Exclusive photos reveal a Jackie who thrived among friends and family

THE ONASSIS YEARS 65

Jackie was the trophy wife of the century

INCOMPARABLE STYLE

Jackie created a look admired worldwide

ON AN EVEN KEEL 75

After Ari, Jackie settled into editing, charity work and a stable life with Maurice Tempelsman

FIRST MOTHER SO

Above all else, America’s reigning royal cared about her children

REMEMBERING JACKIE 90

Gail Cameron Wescott recalls sitting out a 1960 hurricane with the young Mrs. Kennedy

REFLECTIONS 92

In exclusive excerpts from rare interviews and letters, Jackie speaks candidly

FAREWELL 94

Jackie rests eternally beside JFK