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Hardcover The Kennedys: An American Drama Book

ISBN: 0671447939

ISBN13: 9780671447939

The Kennedys: An American Drama

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The Kennedys may well be the most photographed, written about, talked about, admired, hated, and controversial family in American history. But for all the words and pictures, the real story was not... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The Kennedys: An American Drama

I read this book in 1984 and found it quite relevant and enlightening at the time. I am glad that the third generation has gotten itself together and are doing good things. I have also notice that any books written after Jackie's death have a wealth of information! President Kennedy is a real person (not some far off statesman). Jackie's plus and minuses are explored and she becomes human too! The way she raised Caroline and John was amazing and they seemed to have avoided any of the pitfalls of their other cousins. Except the most devastating one of course and that was will always be a great tragedy of a young life unfinished. Another excellent book written at the same time is Doris Goodwin's: The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga. John B. Davis, Jackie's first cousin has written serveral books on Jackie, Kennedy's and the Mafia. You will not be disappointed.

Way awesome. Interesting, heartbreaking, and well-researched

I never really cared about the Kennedys before I read this book. I cried on certain stories, especially David Kennedy's. What makes the Kennedy "dramas" so heartbreaking is the fact they're real. A lot of Kennedys and their friends were interviewed for this book, so it's all the more interesting. Chris Lawford, Bobby Jr., David Kennedy, etc., and their old girlfriends and friends tell tales of misadventures and personal heartaches. Go buy it. =)

Family history

An excellent account of the Kennedys from the beginnings up to 1984, when the book was written. This book gives you a blow-by-blow history of the family and the kids. I found it most interesting learning about the little known real story of Camelot. There has been so much written about the Kennedys but the authors did some serious research and told some never before written stories, such as the JFK's back problems and Rosemary's retardation, also stories about the Kennedy kids and their drug problems. Quite informative and thorough, this book is excellent history.


This was an amazing account of the Kennedy family, including first-hand knowlege of personalities and events from those closest to them.If you are 30 or younger this is a must-read to find out the story your parents didn't tell you.

Candid, thoroughly researched look at the Kennedys

Peter Collier and David Horowitz have done their homework in creating this candid portrait of the Kennedy family. Written with neither malice nor favoritism, this book is about as honest a look at the Kennedy family as one can buy. As they write well, it was a pleasure to read (with photographs and a family tree included, too).
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