Book — xiii, 319 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Diana, Princess of Wales, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Their lives have been well documented but never before compared - until now. * Both were daughters of acrimonious divorces * Both married older men who needed "trophy brides" to advance their careers * Both married into domineering families who tried unsuccessfully to tame their independence * Both rebelled within their official roles, forever shattering the archetype Yet in many ways they were completely different: * Jackie's father adored her; Diana's father, eager for a male heir, was "disappointed" at her birth * Jackie was superbly educated and well prepared for the world stage; Diana was not * Diana opened her heart to the world; Jackie kept hers close, maintaining a "stiff upper lip" to Diana's "quivering American lower lip". Given unprecendented access to private archives and candid interviews with family members and friends, Jay Mulvaney offers an intimate look at the parallel lives and cultural impacts of these two iconographic women. (source: Nielsen Book Data)