Sons of Camelot

Version: Unabridged
Author: Laurence Leamer
Narrator: Laurence Leamer
Genres: History, Biography & Memoir
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: May 2004
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

From the renowned biographer and national bestselling author of The Kennedy Women and The Kennedy Men comes the third volume in the epic multi-generational history of America's first family.

Sons of Camelot is the compelling story of the Kennedy sons and grandsons in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is the most intimate biography ever written about the Kennedys, with the cooperation of family and friends at a moment when they are ready to talk with integrity and depth about their lives. Among the many stunning portraits in the book is the definitive account of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life, including interviews with his ten closest friends, none of whom has ever talked to an author before.

Based on five years of rigorous research and unprecedented cooperation from the five surviving sons of Robert Kennedy, the four Shriver sons, Maria Shriver, and other Kennedys, Sons of Camelot is the most authoritative and revealing book ever written about these lives. Characterized by overwhelming drama, the lives of Joseph P. Kennedy's youthful progeny are full of exalted aspirations, notable achievements, and the most spectacular mishaps, excesses, and tragedies.

Heartbreaking and inspiring, Sons of Camelot is a spellbinding history of individuals and a family, a journey of character through time told by a brilliant, masterful writer.

Reviews (3)

Sons of Camelot

Written by Anonymous from York, PA on October 20th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book gave a lot of insight about the Kennedy kids. But since they seem to all have the same name, Bobby, Bobby Jr., etc. it was confusing to know which Kennedy he was discussing as it jumped around for one to another abruptly. But it was interesting.

Hard to follow

Written by Anonymous from Henderson, NV on November 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It contains great information but there are so many Kennedy's it's easy to lose track about whom the author is speaking about. He should reiterate more about the linkage of the current subject and how they fit into the Kennedy family.

Sons of Camelot

Written by BJ on February 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Interesting glimpse into the private lives of the Kennedy men; however, the book is very poorly and laboriously read by the author who appers to have a slight speech impediment. I perservered through 6 CD's because the information is interesting.

Author Details

Author Details

Leamer, Laurence

Laurence Leamer is the author of thirteen books, including "The Kennedy Women and Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger", with many bestsellers among them. Leamer was on the staff at "Newsweek", and has written for "The New York Times Magazine", "Harper's", "Playboy", and many other publications. He lives in Palm Beach and Washington, D.C.