After Camelot by J. Randy Taraborrelli

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Meticulous multilayered details breathe life into remarkable recreations of family gatherings throughout this superb “fly on the wall” survey of the Camelot clan.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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, Taraborelli continues the family chronicle begun with his bestselling Jackie, Ethel, Joan 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 emotional turmoil Jackie faced after JFK's murder and the complexities of her eventual marriage to Aristotle Onassis; the 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 Edward "Teddy" 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, J. Randy Taraborrelli takes readers on an epic journey as he unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous-and controversial-family.
 

About J. Randy Taraborrelli

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J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs. He is the bestselling author of eight books. Taraborrelli is a reporter for the Times (London), Paris Match, and The Daily Mail (UK) and a contributor to Redbook, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 641 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on Feb 20 2012

...continues the Kennedy family saga...The author reveals the family’s most intimate details...A big, juicy read for Kennedy fans.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Feb 27 2012

Meticulous multilayered details breathe life into remarkable recreations of family gatherings throughout this superb “fly on the wall” survey of the Camelot clan.

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BookPage

Good
Reviewed by Linda Stankard on May 01 2012

The Kennedy ability to inspire, to find strength at times of intense sorrow or shame, and to uphold each other as a family, is perhaps what we admire most about them, and what makes After Camelot such a page-turning, emotionally riveting saga.

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Oconee Regional Library

Excellent
Reviewed by Leard Daughety on Jun 02 2012

If you are a Kennedy family enthusiast or someone interested in the history of the time period, After Camelot is a very enjoyable read and a worthwhile reference book.

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90 Second Book Reviews

Excellent

But it’s also an important historical work that also happens to be enjoyable to read.

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Celebrity Books Book Reviews

Good
Apr 30 2012

Taraborrelli did an amazing job with research, and making the characters and events discussed come alive.

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Bookaddiction

Good
Reviewed by Viola on Apr 24 2012

This is an excellent addition to Kennedy biographies, although it is very long.

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Good
Reviewed by Richard Virgilio on Apr 05 2012

With all the books written about the Kennedys, you would think the topic has been beaten to death however Taraborrelli delivers in an entirely new, fabulous way.

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