Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of American Legacy, RFK, and A Woman Named Jackie, an in-depth look at the much talked-about -- but never fully revealed -- relationship between Jackie Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy
Few writers have immersed themselves in the world of the Kennedys as completely or successfully as C. David Heymann, whose biographies of Jackie, Robert, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Caroline together have sold millions of copies and have shed light on the private lives of the most prominent members of this iconic American family. Now he draws on more than two decades' worth of personal interviews, as well as previously unavailable reports and briefs from the Secret Service and the FBI, to create a complete picture of the complex relationship that existed between two of the most heralded figures of the twentieth century.
Americans have long been fascinated by the rumored love affair between Jackie Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. With Bobby and Jackie they will finally get more than a glimpse of their emotional and romantic connection. An open secret for decades among family insiders, their affair began as a result of their shared grief over the assassination of the president in 1963 and lasted until Bobby began his run for the Demo-cratic presidential nomination in 1968.
Readers will gain behind-closed-doors access to Bobby and Jackie's liaison, from late-night trysts at Jackie's Fifth Avenue apartment to fervent embraces at the Kennedy estate in Palm Beach. They will also learn more about the deep friendship that grew out of the couple's shared tragedies, their family loyalty, and their overflowing ambition.
It was "perhaps the most normal relationship either one ever had," Truman Capote observed. "In retrospect, it seems hard to believe that it happened, but it did." Poignant, illuminating, and enormously entertaining, Bobby and Jackie is a glorious account of a legendary romance.
"Pulitzer-nominated biographer Heymann delivers a gawk-worthy beach read with this fascinating look at Jackie and the Kennedy clan in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination....Heymann's research is top notch, with plentiful attributions, making this train-wreck love story a substantial guilty pleasure and a sizzling reminder of how the rich are different." -- andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt;
"Full of gossipy tidbits.... This book is shocking, yearningly romantic and tons of fun." -- andlt;iandgt;Peopleandlt;/iandgt;
From Heymann, an in-depth look at the much talked about but concealed relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert F. Kennedy.
From andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling author C. David Heymann, an in-depth and controversial look at the much talked about but never fully revealed relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert F. Kennedy.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Few writers have immersed themselves in the world of the Kennedys as completely or successfully as C. David Heymann, whose Jackie Kennedy Onassis biography, andlt;iandgt;A Woman Named Jackieandlt;/iandgt;, reached #1 on the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller list, sold more than a million copies in hardcover, and was hailed by andlt;iandgt;Peopleandlt;/iandgt; as the Best Book of 1989. Now he draws on his impressive list of sources and impeccable insight to reveal the truth behind one of the most tantalizing relationships in American history.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Readers have long been fascinated by the rumored love affair between Jackie Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. With andlt;iandgt;Bobby and Jackieandlt;/iandgt;, they will finally get behind-closed-doors access to the emotional connection between these two legendary figures. An open secret for decades among Kennedy insiders, their affair emerges from the shadows in an illuminating book that only the author of andlt;iandgt;The Georgetown Ladiesand#8217; Social Clubandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;American Legacyandlt;/iandgt; could produce. This is the book that readers will be talking about for years to come.
About the Author
C. David Heymann (1945-2012) is the author of several andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling biographies, including andlt;iandgt;Bobby and Jackieandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;American Legacyandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Georgetown Ladies' Social Clubandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedyandlt;/iandgt;. He lived in Manhattan.