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

This deeply researched biography from the History Channel scholar in residence flows like a novel. . . . Readers fascinated by the Kennedys will be delighted by this captivating biography. Library Journal (starred review)
I read this one for work and didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. . . . It provided a lot of insight into the dawn of celebrity culture and the rise of People magazine. Jezebel
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
“Gillon writes as both professional historian and friend…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
“Narrator Tim Pabon has a wealth of researched information to work with, all of it fascinating and appealing. He does a fine job building the narrative with his tone and rhythm. His interpretative and performance skills provide listeners with a revealing picture of Kennedy that will have them speculating on what could have been had he survived.” AudioFile

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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