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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Import US; 1st Edition edition (31 Mar 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446524263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446524261
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 908,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Young Joan Bennett Kennedy gazed out upon a cold but clear Cape Cod morning from the veranda of the large three-story clapboard house owned by her in-laws, Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy. Read the first page
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Jan 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book never appealed to me because of the semi-fictional way it seemed portray the characters. However after reading through the first fe chapters I soon warmed to the writers style. This book is amazingly easy to read. I was reading on the way back from holiday on a 20 hour flight from Australia and at times I had to stop because I was crying so much. The descriptions of the consequences of the assasinations of Jack and Bobby on their wives lives was truly heart rending; and the book shone new light on the (often unhappy) relationship between Teddy and the lovely Joan.
Taraborelli compiled a fascinating and addictive book on three amazing women.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan on 29 Sep 2009
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I've recently read "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Kennedy Women of Camelot" and found it really interesting as it gives an insight into the Kennedy world, but through the lives of the women who married into the family. A very good read, would recommend it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Mar 2007
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Dozens of books have been written about Jacqueline Kennedy, the stylish wife of the late president. At least this one has some new information -- J. Randy Taraborrelli also explores the other Kennedy wives in "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot." The problem is Taraborrelli's talent for making stuff up.

Jackie was a confident debutante who impressed (or irritated) people with her charm and refined sensibiltiies. Ethel a religious, exuberant gal who fit in with the rough'n'tumble Kennedy family. And Joan was a fragile, confidence-free waif who was troubled by alcoholism and her perpetually philandering husband Ted.

Taraborrelli explores their childhoods, early relationships, marriages and lives with their husbands, which peaked in the glory years of the so-called "Camelot." Then everything went downhill: Jackie and Ethel's husbands were assassinated, Joan's was permanently disgraced, and the three women went through nightmares of publicity, family deaths, miscarriages, remarriages and alcoholism.

The Jackie stuff in here is nothing new, nor does Taraborrelli have any new spins on it. In fact, she seems a bit dull beside the vibrant Ethel and tragic Joan, both of whom are revealed in all their tarnished glory. In fact, it's the information about those two ladies that keep this book from being a total loss.

Unlike prior biographers have done, Taraborrelli seems interested in the many facets of Ethel and Joan's personalities: Ethel was both ruthless and compassionate, utterly loving and very rough. Rather than portraying the forceful woman as a harpy, as others have done, Taraborrelli focuses on her complexity. And Joan is shown as a sweet, almost ideal girl who succumbed to a family disease as she was humilated in front of the entire world.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Sep 2001
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I've always been fascinated by the Kennedy's, and love a good gossipy read. So if you're like me, avoid this title! It doesn't reveal anything that hasn't already been hashed and rehashed over the years. The only - bizarre - difference is that Mr Taraborrelli simply speculates much of the story, and imagines thoughts and conversations that these women had. I was amazed - there is very little reported fact. Just acres of flimsy, unnecessary speculation.
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By Bernadette Curry on 10 July 2014
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A different insight into the lives of the Kennedys.
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By MONTGOMERY on 23 Jun 2014
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Of all the books about the Kennedys I've read over the years, this one is one of the most revelatory and personal that I've yet read. Jackie and Ethel Kennedy I had known about largely through the supportive roles both played for their husbands in the prime of their political careers. Then there was the "Jackie O" phase and Jackie Kennedy's later career as an associate editor for Doubleday in New York. Ethel Kennedy, for her part, became the keeper of her husband's legacy following his murder in 1968. And as for Joan, the wife of Senator Ted Kennedy, prior to reading this book, I knew very little about her. Of the 3 women, she was, by far, the most modest, shy, and self-effacing.

The book is well-researched and contains 68 pages of 'Acknowledgements and Source Notes.' I highly recommend it for any reader with an interest in the life and times of a family who had such a profound and lasting impact on the U.S. cultural and political landscape in the latter half of the 20th century.
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By shells on 1 Jun 2014
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I got so engrossed reading this book, I have not read George 111's Children yet.
I only meant to read the first few pages :-)
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Like the dynamic of the story alternating between the three Kennedy wives' lives and mixing the present and past. One of the best book about the Kennedy.
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