The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they do--but at a price. Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller.
And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis by Stephanie Marie Thornton
A whirlwind courtship and fairytale wedding to John F. Kennedy propel young Jacqueline Bouvier into a startling new world of power and politics. Filled with incredible highs and unimaginable challenges, Jackie learns to hone her survival skills. Her grace and grit help catapult JFK from the Senate to the Oval Office. Jackie awes the country with her elegance and poise even as she is plagued by self-doubt. Then she accompanies JFK to Dallas and their days of magic come to an devastating end - forcing Jackie to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge a triumphant new identity.
JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 by Fredrik Logevall
Publisher: Random House
Beckoned by [a] gap in our historical knowledge, Fredrik Logevall has spent seven years searching for the 'real' JFK. The result of this ... effort is a ... two-volume biography that, for the first time, ... contextualizes Kennedy amidst the roiling American century. Beginning with the three generations of Kennedy men and women who transformed the clan from working-class Irish immigrants to members of Boston's political elite, volume 1 spans the first thirty-nine years of JFK's life, from sickly second son to restless Harvard undergraduate and World War II hero, through his ascendance on Capitol Hill and, finally, his decision to run for president
Jackie: Her Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O by Paul Brandus
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Everyone knows that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was married to two of the twentieth century’s most powerful men: John F. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. Lesser known are the five incredible years between those marriages, when she was on her own. Jackie tells that story—the story of a woman who was globally famous, and yet utterly enigmatic. The world was shocked when Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. It would not have been so surprising had the truth of their relationship—which dated back to the 1950s—been known. Jackie knew Ari almost as long as she had known John F. Kennedy—and saw qualities in him (besides money) that she found highly attractive. The five years between her marriages to JFK and Onassis are often overlooked. But it was an incredible period of growth and change for Jackie. How did the world’s most famous woman remain so enigmatic? What was she really like? This book reveals the real Jackie, the one that hid behind her trademark large sunglasses. In this book, you’ll learn about: Jackie’s lovers—and the one man she regretted not marrying The secret, second burial of JFK Her evolution from “political wife Jackie” into “nightclubbing, party girl Jackie” Her own near death in 1967 Her influence on pop art, fashion, and design The missing pink pillbox hat—the crown jewel of the outfit she wore in Dallas
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller! The untold story of how one woman's life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma. Barbara Leaming's extraordinary and deeply sensitive biography is the first book to document Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' brutal, lonely and valiant thirty-one year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that followed JFK's assassination. Here is the woman as she has never been seen before. In heartrending detail, we witness a struggle that unfolded at times before our own eyes, but which we failed to understand. Leaming's biography also makes clear the pattern of Jackie's life as a whole. We see how a spirited young woman's rejection of a predictable life led her to John F. Kennedy and the White House, how she sought to reconcile the conflicts of her marriage and the role she was to play, and how the trauma of her husband's murder which left her soaked in his blood and brains led her to seek a very different kind of life from the one she'd previously sought. A life story that has been scrutinized countless times, seen here for the first time as the serious and important story that it is. A story for our times at a moment when we as a nation need more than ever to understand the impact of trauma.
"The New York Times bestselling authors of Mrs. Kennedy and Me share the stories behind the five infamous, tragic days surrounding JFK's assassination--alongside revealing and iconic photographs--published in remembrance of the beloved president on the fiftieth anniversary of his death.Clint Hill will forever be remembered as the lone secret service agent who jumped onto the car after President Kennedy was shot, clinging to its sides as it sped toward the hospital. Even now, decades after JFK's presidency, the public continues to be fascinated with the Kennedys--America's royal family. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Hill recounts his indelible memories of those five days leading up to, and after, that tragic day in November 1963. Hill, as Jackie's guard, experienced those days firsthand. Alongside the famous photos everyone is familiar with, Hill provides a moment-to-moment narration evoking the feelings and emotions behind the images--clearing up the persistent conspiracy misconceptions along the way. He also shows us the little-seen photos of Jackie both before and after the terrible event, describing the poignant moments they shared, during that pivotal moment in history. Told movingly by a man who stillwishes he could undo it all, Five Days in November is a rare and deeply personal look at the assassination that affected the entire world and changed the United States forever"--
The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years by Edward Klein
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Traces the misfortunes of the Kennedy family from the 1830s to the present to consider the author's theories about the family's biological inclinations toward trouble, citing such events as Joseph Kennedy's political activities, John Jr.'s marriage to Carolyn Bessette, and Jackie's struggles with anxiety. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph by J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
From New York Times best-selling Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli comes his most astonishing Kennedy book yet. A unique burden was inherited by the children born to the original Kennedy icons: JFK and Jackie; Bobby and Ethel; Ted and Joan; and the rest. Raised against a backdrop of American history, their mandate was to be of service, just like their ancestors. Based on exclusive first-hand interviews, as well as oral histories from the JFK Presidential Library and the Ted Kennedy Institute, Taraborrelli takes his readers behind the scenes of a sweeping and epic family drama as these Kennedy heirs succeed and fail in ways both triumphant and heartbreaking. These are the Kennedy stories you’ve never heard before.
Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science (Children’s Health Defense) by Judy Mikovits
#1 on Amazon Charts, New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller—Over 100,000 Copies in Print! “Kent Heckenlively and Judy Mikovits are the new dynamic duo fighting corruption in science.” —Ben Garrison, America’s #1 political satirist Dr. Judy Mikovits is a modern-day Rosalind Franklin, a brilliant researcher shaking up the old boys’ club of science with her groundbreaking discoveries. And like many women who have trespassed into the world of men, she uncovered decades-old secrets that many would prefer to stay buried. From her doctoral thesis, which changed the treatment of HIV-AIDS, saving the lives of millions, including basketball great Magic Johnson, to her spectacular discovery of a new family of human retroviruses, and her latest research which points to a new golden age of health, Dr. Mikovits has always been on the leading edge of science. With the brilliant wit one might expect if Erin Brockovich had a doctorate in molecular biology, Dr. Mikovits has seen the best and worst of science. When she was part of the research community that turned HIV-AIDS from a fatal disease into a manageable one, she saw science at its best. But when her investigations questioned whether the use of animal tissue in medical research were unleashing devastating plagues of chronic diseases, such as autism and chronic fatigue syndrome, she saw science at its worst. If her suspicions are correct, we are looking at a complete realignment of scientific practices, including how we study and treat human disease. Recounting her nearly four decades in science, including her collaboration of more than thirty-five years with Dr. Frank Ruscetti, one of the founders of the field of human retrovirology, this is a behind the scenes look at the issues and egos which will determine the future health of humanity.
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