From the renowned biographer and national best-selling author of The Kennedy Women and The Kennedy Men comes the third volume in the epic multi-generational 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 integrity 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 the most authoritative and revealing book ever written about these lives. Characterized by overwhelming drama, the lives of Joseph P. Kennedy's youthful progeny are full of exalted aspirations, notable achievements, and the most spectacular mishaps, excesses, and tragedies. 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.
©2004 Laurence Leamer; (P) and ©2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.