Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty

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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 tragediesto 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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"Haunting.Leamer succeeds in...show[ing] how the Kennedy male offspring often crumbled under the weight of expectations." -- Daily News

"A stunning glimpse of the inner lives of the not-so-young-any-longer Kennedys."--New York Post

"Haunting...Leamer succeeds in...show[ing] how the Kennedy male offspring often crumbled under the weight of expectations."--Daily News

"Impeccable: Leamer never overreaches, delivering accessible and even insightful portraits of Camelot's sons."--Kirkus Reviews

"Kennedy watchers, who continue to be legion, will find this a fascinating chapter in the never-ending story."--Booklist

"Leamer's portrait of John F. Kennedy Jr., and his marriage...feels more intimate and immediate than many that have recently appeared."--New York Times

"Leamer's interviews with his friends and associates provide the fullest portrait of [JFK Jr.'s] adult life to date."--New York Times Book Review

"Leamer has wisely loaded [SONS OF CAMELOT] with more than enough scandal to satisfy audience expectations."--Publishers Weekly

Leamer s interviews with his friends and associates provide the fullest portrait of [JFK Jr. s] adult life to date. --New York Times Book Review"

Leamer s portrait of John F. Kennedy Jr., and his marriage feels more intimate and immediate than many that have recently appeared. --New York Times"

A stunning glimpse of the inner lives of the not-so-young-any-longer Kennedys. --New York Post"

Impeccable: Leamer never overreaches, delivering accessible and even insightful portraits of Camelot s sons. --Kirkus Reviews"

Kennedy watchers, who continue to be legion, will find this a fascinating chapter in the never-ending story. --Booklist"

Haunting Leamer succeeds in...show[ing] how the Kennedy male offspring often crumbled under the weight of expectations. --Daily News"

Leamer has wisely loaded [SONS OF CAMELOT] with more than enough scandal to satisfy audience expectations. --Publishers Weekly"

About the Author:

Laurence Leamer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including The Kennedy Women and The Price of Justice. He has worked in a French factory and a West Virginia coal mine, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. His play, Rose, was produced off Broadway last year. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida, and Washington, D.C., with his wife, Vesna Obradovic Leamer.

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