Table of Contents

updated 06/16/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/16/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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

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