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The good son : JFK Jr. and the mother he loved / Christopher Andersen.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Thorndike Press large print biography series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 973.92 AND (Text) 70743000141568 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 973.922 ANDE (Text) 39231032963932 Large Print Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410474414 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1410474410 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 611 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. His mother's son -- "Please don't do it" -- The son he had longed for -- "John, you can salute Daddy now" -- "A Kennedy never gives up" -- "I want to help him go back and find his father" -- A shoe box full of diamonds -- The crown prince -- Part II. John on his own -- Just one of the guys -- "My mother will be frantic" -- "I'm not my father" -- "The luckiest man alive".
Summary, etc.:
Like many parents and children, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and JFK Jr. shared an intense, tender, and often tempestuous bond. It was, quite simply, the most important relationship in John's life. With riveting insight, Andersen reveals how mother and son influenced, challenged, and supported each other through good times and bad, unveiling startling new details about a family we thought we already knew: John's reaction to his mother's bout with suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs; the surreal and ultimately catastrophic impact of the Onassis years; the premonitions that terrified Jackie about John's fate; Jackie's success at keeping John away from his hellraising cousins, and his complicated relationship with the rest of the clan; the power she wielded over his affairs with Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, and others; how John privately handled the scandalous revelations about his parents' marriage; the secrets about John's own turbulent marriage and his senseless death. Bittersweet, provocative, thoughtful and inspiring, this is the often heartbreaking tale of two lives tested by history and tragedy.--From publisher's description.
Subject: Kennedy, John F. Jr., 1960-1999.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994.
Children of presidents > United States > Biography.
Large type books.

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