The Kennedy Baby: The Loss That Transformed JFK

The Kennedy Baby The Loss That Transformed JFK Their marriage is the subject of countless books His presidency has been pored over minute by minute by historians They lived their lives in the public eye and under a microscope that magnified all of

  • Title: The Kennedy Baby: The Loss That Transformed JFK
  • Author: Steven Levingston
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 386
  • Format: ebook
  • Their marriage is the subject of countless books His presidency has been pored over minute by minute by historians They lived their lives in the public eye and under a microscope that magnified all of their flaws, all of their scandals, all of their tragedies Now Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor at the Washington Post, presents a devastating story in unprecedented dTheir marriage is the subject of countless books His presidency has been pored over minute by minute by historians They lived their lives in the public eye and under a microscope that magnified all of their flaws, all of their scandals, all of their tragedies Now Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor at the Washington Post, presents a devastating story in unprecedented detail, about a child John and Jackie Kennedy loved and lost.On August 7, 1963, heavily pregnant Jackie Kennedy collapsed, marking the beginning of a harrowing day and a half The doctors and family went into full emergency mode, including a helicopter ride to a hospital, a scramble by the President to join her from the White House, and a C section to deliver a baby boy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, five and a half weeks early with a severe respiratory ailment The baby was so frail he was immediately baptized.Over the next thirty nine hours the nation watched and waited The vigil was spread across the front pages of the newspapers the country watched the life of Patrick unfold on the evening news Within the Kennedy family, the drama was transforming the president and his marriage Both he and Jackie, long known for their cool exteriors, were brought together by a shared sadness and love as they never had been Although baby Patrick succumbed after 39 hours, his father was born anew through the tragedy.The Kennedy Baby is a vivid drama of a national tragedy and private trauma for the Kennedy family, taking readers through the lead up to the birth, the ordeal in the hospital, and JFK s personal growth through his hardship and the progress toward a changed marriage a breakthrough all the acute in light of the tragedy that loomed only months away.

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    1. Steven Levingston is the non fiction book editor of the Washington Post and author of Kennedy and King , Little Demon in the City of Light , and The Kennedy Baby He has lived and worked in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, and Washington and reported and edited for the Wall Street Journal and International Herald Tribune.

    2. This is an excellent and incisive read. In a short time, the author shows how Kennedy evolved from leaving his very pregnant wife behind to sail around Greece with Teddy and a bevy of coeds to an attentive and concerned husband despite the considerable pressures of the Oval Office. His book is not an attempt to rehab JFK's tattered reputation as a husband, but instead to examine an area of growth in a complicated and often frustrating person. This book is heartbreaking. Little anecdotes about ho [...]

    3. In The Kennedy Baby: The Loss That Transformed JFK, Steven Levingston details Jackie O's pregnancies and the effects each had on JFK. The author theorizes that each child softens Kennedy a bit more, making him less a philanderer and more of a husband and father. After the death of Patrick, Kennedy becomes more engaged with his family and more committed to his marriage with Jackie. Sadly, he dies soon after this transformation. A reminder to hold dear what you have and not muck it up.

    4. Good ReadI've always been interested in the Kennedy's and what made them tick. This book gave an insight on the just how close an important couple can be in the time of pain and sorrow.

    5. loved this book. I felt like I was part of this emotional time and felt honored to glimpse these iconic figures emotional journey. I cried and shared the emotions they must have felt during this time in their lives.

    6. Very interestingI learned quite a bit from this book. interesting. I cried at JFK's loss and the tenderness he shared briefly with his son.

    7. this read is more about the insight to the emotions of the man & wife much more than the actual writing. Interesting point of view captured in one piece of their life that is not commonly reviewed.

    8. A different look at the Kennedy sagainteresting look. at the other side of the personal loss of a family crisis while in the White House. this w as s a fast and informative read.

    9. Interesting and short. It doesn't really talk about Baby Patrick until the second half. If you like to read about the Kennedy family it's enjoyable but not the best I've read.

    10. This is an excellent and thoughtful book showing a softer side of Kennedy. I would recommend it if you are interested in a detailed account of a very difficult time for this iconic American family.

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