America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon.
 
Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and New York Times bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.’s complicated and rich life. In the end, Gillon proves that John’s life was far more than another tragedy—rather, it’s the true key to understanding both the Kennedy legacy and how America’s First Family continues to shape the world we live in today.

Title:America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
ISBN:null
Format Type:

    America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr. Reviews

  • Stephen

    This felt to me like a 500 page Vanity Fair article. I’ve always been fascinated with the Kennedy family and JFK jr, so I was eager to read this new biography. This book did give me sense of who he ...

  • Dale Wyant

    This is a thoroughly researched and honest account of a man who was victimized by a society that forced him to live up to their images of him, unwilling to let him be a human being. Gillon had a uniqu...

  • Cheryl

    Steven Gillon’s meticulously researched and well written biography of his friend, John F. Kennedy Jr., is an unbiased, personal, and comprehensive account of John Kennedy’s life.As a graduate stud...

  • Lisa

    Excellent informative book. Easy to read and well written. It corroborates stories with those books written by John's assistant RoseMarie Terenzio's "Fairytale Interrupted" and Carolyn's alleged param...

  • Kathy

    This book provides a good insight into a person whose life was basically lived out in the media— I feel so much more empathy for him that I did before. Crazily, I had never realized that he really d...

  • Dana A. O'Dea

    This book is written by a History professor that was a good friend of John F Kennedy Jr. It is very detailed and well researched. If you are looking for a fluffy book, this is not it....

  • Carol Wiilliams

    I enjoyed this book. It was interesting to read new things and learn how much John carried inside his heart and head.I am always skeptical when an actual acquaintance of John writes a book. So many sc...

  • Laurel-Rain

    A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of ...

  • Emerald

    I rated this book a three star but feel a 3.75 to be more in league with how I feel. Since this biography was not given approved authorization by his sister Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, I read this w...

  • Amanda Belcher

    Wow. This book was incredibly insightful and well written. John F. Kennedy Jr. died when I was only a four years old and for some reason, I was captivated by him as a child. My mom and aunt recall me ...