An Inside Look at the Bobby and Jackie Kennedy Affair

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Days after publication, "Bobby and Jackie, A Love Story," climbed to number eight on the New York Times bestseller list. To research and write about the love affair between Bobby Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, author C. David Heymann, three-times-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, spent more than twenty years in heavy-duty interviewing with friends, acquaintances and observers of the Kennedys.

Heymann believes it was the grief that Bobby and Jackie shared after the assassination of President Kennedy that brought them together for their four-year affair before she wed Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis. According to Heymann, Bobby, who was wed to Ethel Kennedy, with whom he had 11 children, was Jackie’s “true love.”

Heymann’s written biographies of Elizabeth Taylor, separate biographies of RFK and Jackie, John and Caroline Kennedy, Amy and Robert Lowell, Ezra Pound, and others. Three have been made into NBC miniseries. His well-written books stir controversy, with numerous quotes from the deceased, but many subjects he interviewed for this bombshell bestseller about Bobby and Jackie are alive.

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