Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: Once, In Camelot

SHE WAS A BUTTERFLY CAUGHT IN THE POLITICAL TORRENTS OF WASHINGTON, detesting many of its coarse rituals but fascinated by its drama.

Jackie Kennedy went to Milwaukee when Senator John Kennedy announced for the crucial Wisconsin primary in the winter of 1960, and the temperature was near zero. She sat in a jammed and tacky hotel hall, stiff-backed in a short- sleeved designer sheath with delicate leather gloves up to her elbows, eyes wide and smile frozen. A New York and Washington thoroughbred in the land of < parkas and beer. She never yielded.

The night before Jack flew to Los...

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