America's Reluctant Prince by Steven M. Gillon audiobook

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

By Steven M. Gillon
Read by Timothy Andrés Pabon

Penguin Audio
18.41 Hours Unabridged
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*A New York Times Bestseller* 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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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Biographies of the Rich and Famous

*A New York Times Bestseller*

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A brisk and engaging read…a fond and admiring adieu to a friend. The Boston Globe
[Gillon] reveals a JFK Jr. more complex, more introspective and more human than the world ever knew. People
“An unvarnished portrait of the Kennedy scion who seemed to command all his parents’ charisma—and who met a tragic, early end…Gillon writes as both professional historian and friend—not close friend, he allows, but close enough to have had plenty of face time—of John F. Kennedy Jr., who ‘understood what he represented to millions of people, and he was willing to assume that burden’…Gillon writes with a practitioner’s appreciation for historical narrative, but he doesn’t hesitate to pitch a little dirt here and there, as when he writes of family feuds, marital discord, and other things publicists like to keep out of view. Poignant reading on the twentieth anniversary of Kennedy’s death and of broad interest to students of American political dynasties.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Steven M. Gillon

Author Bio: Steven M. Gillon

Steven M. Gillon is scholar-in-residence at the History Channel. He has taught at both Yale and Oxford and is currently professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He has written numerous books about modern American politics and culture, including Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War and The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry That Defined a Generation. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 18.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English