Baker & Taylor From his abortive theatrical career to his secret desire for obscurity, the story of the son of the late president is told based on interviews with family members, White House intimates, friends and colleagues, and material from the Kennedy Library. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Blackwell North Amer In telling this extraordinary story, this enthralling unauthorized biography reveals as no other the inner dynamics of the marriage between John and Jacqueline Kennedy, of the love between them, the tensions, and the rebirth of intimate affection in the months before a bullet shattered the dream of Camelot. It shows the kind of father that John Kennedy was, and the kind of mother that Jacqueline Kennedy turned out to be. It examines the Kennedy clan, with its loyalties, scandals, secret feuds and open splits, and the roles that Robert and Ted Kennedy played in trying to be father figures to John, Jr. It offers a riveting, at times shocking account of Jackie's strange marriage to Aristotle Onassis, her relationships with other men, and how they affected John as he grew up in a world that he never made but that would not let him forget who he was and what was expected of him. But most of all, of course, the revealing spotlight is on John Kennedy, Jr., himself, bewildered at his father's death and its devastating effects on all he thought was normal; growing up with Secret Service men as his constant companions; trying to be just another kid in a New York private school and finding how impossible that was; his break-out years at Phillips Andover, where he displayed a wild streak few imagined in him; his time at Brown University, where he discovered the power he had over women. It reveals his dreams of becoming an actor and how close he was to total commitment before familial pressures made him choose law as a career. And it intimately details his relationships with a string of the most stunning and sexy women in America - including Madonna and Daryl Hannah - a list that indicates he is his father's son in more ways than one.
Baker & Taylor From his abortive theatrical career to his secret desire for obscurity, the story of the son of the late president is told based on interviews with family members, White House intimates, friends, and colleagues