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Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles.

Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles. Sally Bedell Smith is the author of bestselling biographies of Queen Elizabeth II; William S. Paley; Pamela Harriman; Diana, Princess of Wales; John and Jacqueline Kennedy; and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Sarah Bedell Smith (born May 27, 1948) is an American historian and author specializing in biographies of American political, cultural, and business leaders, as well as members of the British royal family.

In Elizabeth the Queen, she explores in intimate detail the public and private life of the most prominent monarch of our time: the eldest daughter of King George VI, who ascended to the throne in 1952 at the tender age of twenty-five and has beguiled royal observers ever since

Grace and POWER THE PRIVATE WORLD of THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE SALLY BEDELL SMITH RANDOM HOUSE New York Contents Title Page Dedication Epigraph The Kennedy Court.

Grace and POWER THE PRIVATE WORLD of THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE SALLY BEDELL SMITH RANDOM HOUSE New York Contents Title Page Dedication Epigraph The Kennedy Court. THE PRIVATE WORLD of THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE.

In GRACE & POWER: THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE, New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith takes us inside .

In GRACE & POWER: THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE, New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith takes us inside the Kennedy White. By Sally Bedell Smith.

Автор: Smith, Sally Bedell Название: Grace and Power ISBN: 0345480821 ISBN-13(EAN) . Sally Bedell Smith talked to over 150 people who were close to the princess, many of whom had never spoken before.

Sally Bedell Smith talked to over 150 people who were close to the princess, many of whom had never spoken before.

In the US the hardback was high on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks. It is an immensely poignant chronicle of pivotal historical events seen from the inside out, from within the private home of the President and First Lady

In Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House, New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith takes us inside the Kennedy White House with unparalleled access and insight. Having interviewed scores of Kennedy intimates, including many who have never spoken before, and drawing on letters and personal papers made available for the first time, Smith paints a richly detailed picture of the personal relationships behind the high purpose and poiltical drama of the twentieth century's most storied presidency.

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ISBN13: 978-1588364098

ISBN: 1588364097

Author: Sally Bedell Smith

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Historical

Publisher: AURUM PRESS (2004)

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Qiahmagha
This is a wonderful story in addition to a reference manual for who's who and what happened during the Kennedy administration. The reader gains an intimate understanding of what activities filled Jack and Jacqueline's days while at the White House. It details their trips and parties and gives a wonderful understanding the couple's friends, family members and members of the White House staff. I wish I'd read this book before William Manchester's Death of a President. This gives much detail about the various characters and events. This author well details the people and relationships. Manchester's book is required reading for any Kennedy enthusiast, but it's pedagogic and methodical, whereas this book is relational.
Qiahmagha
This is a wonderful story in addition to a reference manual for who's who and what happened during the Kennedy administration. The reader gains an intimate understanding of what activities filled Jack and Jacqueline's days while at the White House. It details their trips and parties and gives a wonderful understanding the couple's friends, family members and members of the White House staff. I wish I'd read this book before William Manchester's Death of a President. This gives much detail about the various characters and events. This author well details the people and relationships. Manchester's book is required reading for any Kennedy enthusiast, but it's pedagogic and methodical, whereas this book is relational.
Armin
This book is a detailed walk down memory lane. Along the way, the womanizing JFK is exposed for what he was: an unrepentent user of women, including a college student young enough to be his daughter. The tomcat aspect of JFK is hard to reconcile with the man who clearly loved his children & in his own way clearly loved his wife. Perhaps the truth is as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote: the rich are different.
Armin
This book is a detailed walk down memory lane. Along the way, the womanizing JFK is exposed for what he was: an unrepentent user of women, including a college student young enough to be his daughter. The tomcat aspect of JFK is hard to reconcile with the man who clearly loved his children & in his own way clearly loved his wife. Perhaps the truth is as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote: the rich are different.
VAZGINO
No matter how many books you've read on the Kennedy's, read this one. It's beautifully written and edited to perfection. You will learn unknown facts about Jack and Jacky Kennedy, as well as their family and friends. I appreciated the way the author gave a brief synopsis of each of the people who were involved with the couple. Her background information was helpful in it allowed the reader to discover the importance of each individual and the affect they had on the Kennedy's and vise versa. If you appreciate history, this book will keep you up nights. If you're old enough to have lived through this period if our nation's history, it will bring back many memories of a very special time.
VAZGINO
No matter how many books you've read on the Kennedy's, read this one. It's beautifully written and edited to perfection. You will learn unknown facts about Jack and Jacky Kennedy, as well as their family and friends. I appreciated the way the author gave a brief synopsis of each of the people who were involved with the couple. Her background information was helpful in it allowed the reader to discover the importance of each individual and the affect they had on the Kennedy's and vise versa. If you appreciate history, this book will keep you up nights. If you're old enough to have lived through this period if our nation's history, it will bring back many memories of a very special time.
Thetalune
I've recently read several books on the Kennedys, most of which were fairly good, so I read this one mostly to fill in the social aspect of their lives in the White House. I enjoy Smith's writing, the tone and flow of it, and her research is rather extensive. I hesitated giving this 4 stars because my Kindle version didn't have a photo section, but I've seen so many photos of the Kennedys over the years that I didn't miss them much.
Thetalune
I've recently read several books on the Kennedys, most of which were fairly good, so I read this one mostly to fill in the social aspect of their lives in the White House. I enjoy Smith's writing, the tone and flow of it, and her research is rather extensive. I hesitated giving this 4 stars because my Kindle version didn't have a photo section, but I've seen so many photos of the Kennedys over the years that I didn't miss them much.
anneli
A fascinating inside view of the personalities, stresses, and dynamics of the Kennedy White House years. Sally Bedell Smith gives us a wonderful, engaging account of John and Jackie Kennedy, as well as the individuals who surrounded and made up their world while in office. Although the pressures and events are included, the actual major political and world events are not primarily focused on. It is much more about the Kennedys as people living as President and First Lady. Very well written and interesting perspective.
anneli
A fascinating inside view of the personalities, stresses, and dynamics of the Kennedy White House years. Sally Bedell Smith gives us a wonderful, engaging account of John and Jackie Kennedy, as well as the individuals who surrounded and made up their world while in office. Although the pressures and events are included, the actual major political and world events are not primarily focused on. It is much more about the Kennedys as people living as President and First Lady. Very well written and interesting perspective.
Onnell
The closing part of the book brought back the memories of this part of my life. It’s so well written, that I was transported back to those days and what was going on during that time. I was moved to tears in the final chapters because of my memories.
Onnell
The closing part of the book brought back the memories of this part of my life. It’s so well written, that I was transported back to those days and what was going on during that time. I was moved to tears in the final chapters because of my memories.
Goktilar
I was in the sixth grade when John F. Kennedy entered the White House. As public figures, he and Jackie loomed large for me at an impressionable age. Furthermore, I was surrounded by the mystique of "Camelot". As I aged, from time to time I wondered what the "real" story of the Kennedy White House was. A half century later, I read Sally Bedell Smith's GRACE AND POWER and I suspect she comes very close to that real story.

Smith did a lot of legwork in researching and writing the book, which was published in 2004. She interviewed 142 people who were participants and observers during the Kennedy administration and read over 100 books. The book proceeds in chronological fashion, beginning with Election Night in November 1960 and ending with the funeral services for Kennedy in November 1963. Relevant historical background is smoothly interwoven into the account. While the book covers the major political episodes of Kennedy's presidency -- for example, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy in Berlin, and the gradual ramping up of American involvement in Vietnam -- it is not a close examination of politics and policies. Instead, it is rather detailed account of, as the subtitle puts it, "the private world of the Kennedy White House."

Most of all, it provides very good portraits of JFK and Jackie. I can't say that my assessment of either one of them has changed much, for better or worse, but I now have a much deeper -- and, I think, clearer -- understanding of them.

JFK certainly had charisma. He was very smart and quick, with a barbed wit. He was cunning and manipulative -- like any successful politician, and more so than most. He certainly matured over the three years of his presidency. The things in the book that most stand out about him are his health and physical problems (for which an extraordinary cocktail of drugs and pills were administered to him) and his constant philandering. GRACE AND POWER discusses his sexual relationships with at least eight women, including a nineteen-year-old intern. One of his more frequent paramours told Smith, "It was a compulsion, a quirk in his personality. He was out of control." Jackie knew about it and accepted it; the press (or at least some of the press) knew about it and ignored it.

JFK did not particularly care for Adlai Stevenson, the éminence grise of the Democratic Party. He also was mystified by the appeal that Stevenson had for women, including Jackie. He once cornered a newsman who worked for Stevenson at the United Nations and inquired: "Look, I may not be the best-looking guy out there, but for God's sake, Adlai's half bald, he's got a paunch, he wears his clothes in a dumpy kind of way. What's he got that I haven't got?" The newsman replied honestly and incisively: "While you both love women, Adlai also likes them, and women know the difference."

Jackie receives equal attention from Smith. She too is very smart. She is tough and resilient, yet vulnerable and insecure. She is very much the groomed daughter of privilege and high society. And she often is somewhat of a petulant prima donna.

GRACE AND POWER contains countless interesting anecdotes and tidbits. For people of a certain age, it is a treasure trove of cocktail party palaver. Ultimately, however, it is too gossipy for me. I was especially wearied by the descriptions of Jackie's attire at just about every public appearance she made. That the White House Kennedys took so many vacations and indulged in so much partying and socialization was enlightening, but that too became tiring . . . and boring. The book contains three inserts of black-and-white photographs. In addition, there are 100 pages of source notes and a decent index.
Goktilar
I was in the sixth grade when John F. Kennedy entered the White House. As public figures, he and Jackie loomed large for me at an impressionable age. Furthermore, I was surrounded by the mystique of "Camelot". As I aged, from time to time I wondered what the "real" story of the Kennedy White House was. A half century later, I read Sally Bedell Smith's GRACE AND POWER and I suspect she comes very close to that real story.

Smith did a lot of legwork in researching and writing the book, which was published in 2004. She interviewed 142 people who were participants and observers during the Kennedy administration and read over 100 books. The book proceeds in chronological fashion, beginning with Election Night in November 1960 and ending with the funeral services for Kennedy in November 1963. Relevant historical background is smoothly interwoven into the account. While the book covers the major political episodes of Kennedy's presidency -- for example, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy in Berlin, and the gradual ramping up of American involvement in Vietnam -- it is not a close examination of politics and policies. Instead, it is rather detailed account of, as the subtitle puts it, "the private world of the Kennedy White House."

Most of all, it provides very good portraits of JFK and Jackie. I can't say that my assessment of either one of them has changed much, for better or worse, but I now have a much deeper -- and, I think, clearer -- understanding of them.

JFK certainly had charisma. He was very smart and quick, with a barbed wit. He was cunning and manipulative -- like any successful politician, and more so than most. He certainly matured over the three years of his presidency. The things in the book that most stand out about him are his health and physical problems (for which an extraordinary cocktail of drugs and pills were administered to him) and his constant philandering. GRACE AND POWER discusses his sexual relationships with at least eight women, including a nineteen-year-old intern. One of his more frequent paramours told Smith, "It was a compulsion, a quirk in his personality. He was out of control." Jackie knew about it and accepted it; the press (or at least some of the press) knew about it and ignored it.

JFK did not particularly care for Adlai Stevenson, the éminence grise of the Democratic Party. He also was mystified by the appeal that Stevenson had for women, including Jackie. He once cornered a newsman who worked for Stevenson at the United Nations and inquired: "Look, I may not be the best-looking guy out there, but for God's sake, Adlai's half bald, he's got a paunch, he wears his clothes in a dumpy kind of way. What's he got that I haven't got?" The newsman replied honestly and incisively: "While you both love women, Adlai also likes them, and women know the difference."

Jackie receives equal attention from Smith. She too is very smart. She is tough and resilient, yet vulnerable and insecure. She is very much the groomed daughter of privilege and high society. And she often is somewhat of a petulant prima donna.

GRACE AND POWER contains countless interesting anecdotes and tidbits. For people of a certain age, it is a treasure trove of cocktail party palaver. Ultimately, however, it is too gossipy for me. I was especially wearied by the descriptions of Jackie's attire at just about every public appearance she made. That the White House Kennedys took so many vacations and indulged in so much partying and socialization was enlightening, but that too became tiring . . . and boring. The book contains three inserts of black-and-white photographs. In addition, there are 100 pages of source notes and a decent index.
I'm still reading the book on my Kindle and I think it is an excellent read! So much information I did not know about the Kennedys.
I'm still reading the book on my Kindle and I think it is an excellent read! So much information I did not know about the Kennedys.