*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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
To many Americans, John F. Kennedy Jr. was the embodiment of Camelot’s unfulfilled potential. But despite his father’s tragic shadow looming large over his life, the headstrong young heir was intent on being his own man. History Channel host Steven M. Gillon was close to Kennedy in college and during the years Kennedy was establishing himself as a magazine publisher and philanthropist in New York. Gillon’s personal memories of his friend give his meticulously researched biography the feel of a powerful eulogy. Tim Andrés Pabon’s soft-spoken narration emphasizes the intimate quality of America’s Reluctant Prince, reminding us how much was lost with JFK Jr.’s death.
Book kept me entertained and interested from beginning to end.
Good insight to JFK jr life. As a medical person... I wonder if he had ADHD.
You forget being famous family has double edge sword . Living up to public expectations, life under a constant magnify glass, and trying to live life your way.