Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story

by KickinLibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 24 2009, 3:01pm. Viewed 1,087 times.

Bobby and JackieI can't remember a time when I wasn't fascinated with the story of America's Camelot.  My bookshelves are lined with books about the Kennedys- biographies, essays, coffee table books, even old newspaper articles my grandma has given me.  What is it about this family that intrigues so many people? 

While JFK is a unique person to read about, I always enjoyed reading more about his younger brother, Robert Kennedy.  I have the impression of a younger, smaller brother always running to catch up with his older siblings, but Robert Kennedy was an intelligent man that many Americans looked towards to change the U.S. in the 1968 election. 

C. David Heymann has written many biographies about the Kennedy family, and his newest book looks into the relationship Bobby Kennedy had with his famous sister-in-law, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.  With research to back up his theories, Heymann writes about how the relationship between the two grew to a more intimate one after the assassination of JFK.  The affair only ended when Bobby began to run in the presidential election. 

It is stated that the relationship between Bobby and Jackie was well-known through the family and friends of the Kennedys, and it was definitely new to this amateur Kennedy researcher.  The information and documentation backing up Heymann's claim is hard to ignore, and once again the Kennedys managed to shock me with another affair!

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