The sons of Camelot: the fate of an American dynasty
From the renowned biographer and national bestselling author of The Kennedy Women and The Kennedy Men comes the third volume in the epic multigenerational history of America's first family.
Sons of Camelot is the compelling story of the Kennedy sons and grandsons in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is the most intimate biography ever written about the Kennedys, with the cooperation of family and friends at a moment when they are ready to talk with insight and depth about their lives. Among the many stunning portraits in the book is the definitive account of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life, including interviews with his ten closest friends, none of whom has ever talked to an author before.
Based on five years of rigorous research and unprecedented cooperation from the five surviving sons of Robert Kennedy, the four Shriver sons, Maria Shriver, and other Kennedys, Sons of Camelot is not only the most authoritative account, it is by far the most revealing book ever written about these lives. Falling far short of the great ambitions their patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy, envisioned for his family, the lives of his youthful progeny are instead characterized by overwhelming drama full of exalted aspirations, notable achievements, and the most spectacular mishaps, excesses, and tragedies. Yet among them are those whose remarkable accomplishments have led to better lives for all Americans and for others around the world.
Heartbreaking and inspiring, Sons of Camelot is a spellbinding history of individuals and a family, a journey of character through time told by a brilliant, masterful writer.
Children of presidents
Children of presidents -- United States -- Biography
Kennedy, John F
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Family
Kennedy, Joseph P
Kennedy, Joseph P. -- (Joseph Patrick), -- 1888-1969 -- Family
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Politicians -- United States -- Biography
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One of Bobby Kennedy's first acts after JFK's assassination was to write a letter to his eldest son, reminding him of the obligations of his name. Bobby sent the letter to eleven-year-old Joe, but the message was meant for all his sons and nephews.
Sons of Camelot is the compelling story of that message and how it shaped each Kennedy son and grandson in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's death. Based on five years of rigorous research and unprecedented cooperation from both the Kennedys and the Shrivers, Sons of Camelot examines the lives characterized by overwhelming drama—from the most spectacular mishaps, excesses, and tragedies
to the remarkable accomplishments that have led to better lives for Americans and others around the world.
The third volume in Laurence Leamer's bestselling history of America's first family, Sons of Camelot chronicles the spellbinding journey of a message sent from a father to his son...from a president to his people.
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|subject_facet||Children of presidents -- United States -- Biography, Kennedy family, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Family, Kennedy, Joseph P. -- (Joseph Patrick), -- 1888-1969 -- Family, Legislators -- United States -- Biography, Politicians -- United States -- Biography|
|title_display||The sons of Camelot : the fate of an American dynasty|
|title_full||Sons of Camelot The Fate of an American Dynasty, The sons of Camelot : the fate of an American dynasty / Laurence Leamer|
|title_short||The sons of Camelot :|
|title_sub||the fate of an American dynasty|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, Children of presidents, Family, Kennedy family, Kennedy, John F, Kennedy, Joseph P, Legislators, Nonfiction, Politicians, Politics|