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Kick Kennedy : the charmed life and tragic death of the favorite Kennedy daughter

Leaming, Barbara (author.).


Summary: "Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy was the incandescent life force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father's acknowledged "favorite of all the children" and her brother Jack's "psychological twin." She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace. The daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James's, Kick swept into Britain's aristocracy like a fresh wind on a sweltering summer day. In a decaying world where everything was based on stultifying sameness and similarity, she was gloriously, exhilaratingly different. Kick was the girl whom all the boys fell in love with, the girl who remained painfully out of reach for most of them. To Kick, everything about this life was fun and amusing--until suddenly it was not. For this is also a story of how a girl like Kick, a girl who had everything, a girl who seemed made for happiness, confronted crushing sadness. Willing to pay the price for choosing the love she wanted, she would have to face the consequences of forsaking much that was dear to her. Bestselling and award-winning biographer Barbara Leaming draws on her unique access to firsthand accounts, extensive conversations with many of the key players, and previously unseen sources to transport us to another world, one of immense wealth, arcane rituals and rules, glamour and tragedy, that has now disappeared forever."--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781466882430
  • ISBN: 1250071313
  • ISBN: 9781250071316
  • Physical Description: 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Kennedy, Kathleen 1920-1948
Socialites United States Biography
Kennedy family
Aristocracy (Social class) Great Britain Biography
Americans England London Biography
Young women United States Biography
Young women England London Biography
Catholics England Biography
Great Britain Social life and customs 20th century
Presidents United States Brothers and sisters Biography
Kennedy family
Kennedy, Kathleen 1920-1948
Aristocracy (Social class)
Manners and customs
Presidents Brothers and sisters
Young women
England London
Great Britain
United States
Genre: Biography.

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