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Author Leaming, Barbara, author.

Title Kick Kennedy : the charmed life and tragic death of the favorite Kennedy daughter / Barbara Leaming.

Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, [2016]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Kennedy,K LEA    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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.
Bibliography 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.
ISBN 9781250071316 (hardcover)
1250071313 (hardcover)
9781466882430 (e-book)

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