The Kennedys: An American Drama

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**A #1 New York Times Bestseller **

Who are the Kennedys? Are they the brilliant, heroic, extraordinary people their admirers believe them to be? Or are they arrogant, competitive, self-absorbed children of a willful and immensely rich patriarch, as their detractors claim? In fact, they are all of these things and more.

Years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews with family members and associates and extensive research into archives and sources unused until now, this is the nationwide bestseller whose very publication caused an uproar in the press--the first and only book to fully penetrate the Kennedy inner sanctum and reveal the true, all-too-human saga behind America's most famous family.

An immediate classic, The Kennedys combines intimate knowledge with a perspective free of obligations to family loyalties and myths, bringing the story of four generations of ''America's family'' fully into view. Collier and Horowitz capture the strain of ambition, the dynastic ebb and flow, the invention of a mythic identity, the corrosive underside of the dream of Camelot--developed over four generations--that led one young Kennedy to say, ''We broke the rules and in turn we were broken by them.''

The Kennedys: An American Drama is a fascinating and brilliantly comprehensive history that brings together, for the first time, all the complex strains of the story of the Kennedys' rise and fall.

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PETER COLLIER and DAVID HOROWITZ have written well-regarded biographies of the Rockefellers, the Kennedys, and the Fords. They also co-authored Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts about the Sixties. David Horowitz's essays appear regularly in FrontPageMagazine.com. They both live in California.

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''It is a hypnotically fascinating narrative that Peter Collier and David Horowitz have put together . . . An irresistible epic.'' --New York Times

''This epic eloquently and devastatingly chronicles the star-crossed dynasty.'' --Newsweek

''It's a saga for sure, but between these covers, the mythology of the name is blown away.'' --Forbes

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