American Legacy

American Legacy

The Story of John & Caroline Kennedy

Book - 2007 | 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
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"In American Legacy, C. David Heymann draws upon a voluminous archive of personal interviews to present a telling portrait of John and Caroline Kennedy. A longtime biographer of various members of the Kennedy clan, including Jackie and Robert Kennedy, Heymann covers John's and Caroline's childhood in the White House, the dark aftermath of their father's assassination, their uneasy adolescence, and the many challenges they faced as adults, all under the glaring eye of the media. He reveals John's and Caroline's loving but at times trying relationship with their larger-than-life mother, as well as Jackie's own emotional struggles, romantic relationships, and financial concerns following JFK's death." "Other revelations brought to light for the first time in American Legacy include the assassination attempt made on Jackie just before she gave birth to John; JFK Jr.'s romantic escapades prior to marrying Carolyn Bessette and, accounts of the predominantly happy marriage they shared despite criticisms from questionable sources; the shocking report of the autopsy performed on John following the tragic plane crash that killed him, Carolyn, and her sister Lauren; Caroline's rise to become one of the wealthiest women in America and her life now as the sole keeper of her family's magnificently complex legacy."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 1416546383 (ebook)
9781416546382 (ebook)
0743497392 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780743497398 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0743497384 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780743497381 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B KENNEDY
Characteristics: xii, 593 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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joiedevivre Oct 09, 2011

This is a very good book though the author does not hesitate to add some lies that could not be true about John. Such that he was in any way bisexual.


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