The biography Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy written by .
Mary Van Rensselaer Thayer is a very informative book. She .
was the daughter of John Vernon Bouvier the third and his .
wife Janet Lee. Jacqueline as a child lived in both, New York City and East Hampton, Long Island.
Jacqueline has been brought up around horses. She started riding at age three. Her mother Janet was an excellent rider and pushed Jacqueline to be great at the sport. Sure enough she excelled and won a double victory including the horse sportsmanship award. When she grew older her love for horses never died. Jacqueline attended Miss Porter's school in Farmington, Connecticut, where many girls kept there own horses. She won many horse competitions and kept the great riding name for her family.
Jacqueline was educated at the best of private schools. Her mother ,Janet noticed how smart she was at a young age. At six she had started reading and writing poems and stories. As Jacqueline graduated into her college years ,she became very popular ,but her social success didn't keep her from making good grades. As a Vassar student she traveled extensively, and she spent her junior year in France before graduating from George Washington University. These experiences left her with a great empathy for people of foreign countries especially the French.
After finishing college Jacqueline took a job in Washington as an "inquiring photographer" for a local newspaper. Being in Washington she soon met Senator Kennedy. Their romance progressed slowly and privately, but their wedding at Newport in 1953 attracted nationwide publicity. Four years after they had been married Jacqueline gave birth to Caroline Bouvier Kennedy; John Jr. was born on the election year of 1960. During John F. Kennedy's term as president, Jacqueline as the first lady was viewed as a woman with intelligence and class.