By Edward Klein

Death used to be merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the lack of a toddler. but when Jackie had lived to determine her son, JFK Jr., perish in a airplane crash on his solution to his cousin's marriage ceremony, she might were doubly horrified by means of the commonly used trend within the tragedy. once more, on an afternoon that are supposed to were packed with pleasure and occasion, America's first kinfolk was once struck by way of the Kennedy Curse.

In this probing reveal, well known Kennedy biographer Edward Klein--a bestselling writer and journalist in my opinion conversant in many participants of the Kennedy family--unravels one of many nice mysteries of our time and explains why the Kennedys were subjected to this sort of mind-boggling chain of calamities.

Drawing upon rankings of interviews with those who have by no means spoken out prior to, troves of personal records, data in eire and the USA, and personal conversations with Jackie, Klein explores the underlying trend that governs the Kennedy Curse.

The reader is taken care of to penetrating snap shots of the Irish immigrant Patrick Kennedy; Rose Kennedy's father, "Honey Fitz"; the dynasty's founding father Joe Kennedy and his ill-fated daughter Kathleen, President Kennedy, accused rapist William Kennedy Smith, and the star-crossed fanatics, JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. all of the seven profiles demonstrates the fundamental premise of this booklet: The Kennedy Curse is the results of the damaging collision among the Kennedy's fable of omnipotence-an unremitting wish to escape with issues that others cannot-and the chilly, demanding realities of life.

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