After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family--1968 to the Present

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 24, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 624 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot, comes an engrossing and revealing portrait of the next generation of Kennedys.

For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account, J. Randy Taraborrelli continues the family chronicle begun with his bestselling Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot." He describes the challenges Bobby's children faced as they grew into adulthood; Eunice and Sargent Shriver's remarkable philanthropic work; the sudden death of JFK JR; and the stoicism and grace of his sister Caroline. He also brings into clear focus the complex and intriguing story of Ted Kennedy and shows how he influenced the sensibilities of the next generation and challenged them to uphold the Kennedy name. Based on extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews, After Camelot captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known. With this book, Taraborrelli takes readers on an epic journey as he unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous -- and controversial -- family.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

If ever an adage was true, it does indeed ring of the Kennedys. Money cannot buy happiness. Money cannot beat the inevitability of death, and money cannot buy respect. This is 624 well written pages ... Read full review

AFTER CAMELOT: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family--1968 to the Present

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Taraborrelli (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, 2009, etc.) continues the Kennedy family saga begun in Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot (2000).We have met them before: the martyred president's ... Read full review


An Invitation from Rose
Negotiating for Jackie
What Happened to Rosemary Kennedy?
A Very Good Shriver
Questioning LBJs Motives
Sick with Grief
The End of Camelot
John Kennedy
Eunices Dire Prediction to
An Alleged Rape at the Kennedy Estate
The William Kennedy Smith Trial
Two Very Different Kinds of Kennedy Wives
Jackies Bad News
John Kennedy Jr at a Crossroads
Johns Risky Proposition

Ethel Kennedy
Jackie Talks to Rose About Her New Life
A Problem Like Maria
Pat and Peter Lawford
Shriver for Vice President
Ted Jr s Cancer
Jackie and Sinatra
Roses Precious Yesterdays and Priceless Tomorrows
Teds Presidential Decision
The Roger Mudd Interview
Intervention for David
Room 107
Eunice Faces a Family Revolt
Relationship Woes
Grace Under Pressure
John Kennedy Jr Running on Water
We Need a Miracle Now More Than Ever
Rosemary KennedyFree at Last
Teds Diagnosis
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Caroline Bows

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About the author (2012)

J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN Headline News. He is the bestselling author of thirteen books.

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