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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rita H

    3.5 rounded up for solid writingThe writing skill shown is professional, the research amazing, and it flows smoothly. I can appreciate how much time was spent on research, interviews, and drafting thi...

  • Charlene Dapelo

    Really slow and nothing new. Same story we’ve read before. ...

  • Amy

    I remember well the day I saw the TV coverage that John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s plane was missing. I remember thinking, "Oh no! I hope he's not dead!" I remember having a hard time parting from the coverage...

  • Kathy Kelley

    This book was a fascinating read. Like many Americans, I have always been intrigued by the Kennedys and this book gave some great first-hand information. The author actually knew John pretty well and ...

  • Jill

    What IfThis book brings to me so many questions about JFK Jr.What if his dad had lived. Would the choices he made later have still happenedWhat if he had driven that nightWhat if he had listened to hi...