"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there is nothing left of her history and beauty to inspire our children?" — Jackie Kennedy in a letter to Mayor Abraham Beame.
More than just striking and majestic architecture, Grand Central station was the gateway to "the city that never sleeps" and an historical icon and meaningful gathering place to New Yorkers. Through many years of work, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis helped save this beloved cultural landmark from being demolished. When Jackie Saved Grand Central tells her story.
When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Fight for an American Icon was written by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.