Love, Jack

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Crown Publishers, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 158 pages
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He was a dashing young senator pursued by an Italian contessa and the imposing forces of his destiny. She was a 21-year-old Swedish aristocrat away from home for the first time. Their accidental meeting at a port in the Riviera changed both their lives forever.
Spanning two continents and the Atlantic Ocean, unfolding over a six-year period beginning in 1953, Love, Jack is the story of a transcendent but heartbreaking love between two people at the peak of their youth and beauty, a love that seemed impossible but could not be denied. Here is an intimate portrait of John Kennedy never before seen: a gentle, kind, and caring man, intensely passionate and full of life but a man who faces great difficulty adjusting to the demanding role history and his father have assigned him.
Driven by his love for Gunilla von Post, Jack risked the sort of exposure that might have ruined his career and was willing to endure debilitating pain to cross the ocean for her. For the sake of her passion, Gunilla risked the ostracism of her family and friends, ready to turn her back on the country she loved.
Love, Jack is the heartwarming account of a history-making romance, a "brief, shining moment" before Camelot, before an assassin's bullets shattered the hopes of a nation a moment in time that Gunilla von Post is at last ready to share with the world.

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User Review  - gmillar - LibraryThing

A sweet little book about a love affair. If it is a true story, and there is no real reason to believe that it is not, I make no social or moral judgements. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Yet another JFK paramour! Is there no mercy? This is a lover with a difference, however, a woman whom Kennedy first wooed before he was president and even before he was married (though he was engaged ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Gunilla Von Post was born into the Swedish aristocracy in 1932.  Today she divides her time between Palm Beach, Florida, and a villa in Switzerland.  She has two daughters, a son, and several grandchildren.

Carl Jones is the author of two previous biographies and lives in New York City.

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