• The Kennedys 2 Book Set

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    I collect Kennedy books. Hardback ones. Countless biographies have been written on one of the most glamourous couples that not only inhabited the white house, but that ever lived. Collections are more than simply a prep pastime (and it’s never too late to start)—it makes life a little easier around holidays and birthdays. It’s my own idiosyncratic public service to my family and friends. Hard up for my birthday present? Kennedy book. Used is even better. Teeming with photographs is best.

    Filled with public and private photos of their years in office, The Kennedys (courtesy of Assouline) features the privileged photographs of Jacques Lowe and is housed in a Warhol-esque pop art slipcase. The two volume set devotes a book to each iconic figure America insisted on turning into legends. As a young photographer, Lowe was invited into the Kennedy’s inner circle. He effectively captured the tough primary battles, the nomination at the Democratic National Convention, the triumphant national campaign, first months in the White House and of course, the never-before-seen private moments in between.

    Sep 22, 2010 | Permalink (13) Total Comments

    Jamie left a comment on 1/8/2011 at 9:18 PM:

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    cassdy left a comment on 12/30/2010 at 2:24 AM:

    I love the Kennedy Family. Although the only book that I read about them was kind of no pro Kennedy entertained me and ignited my curiousity to know them a litte deeper. I just love how classy the Kennedy bros. were brought up by their parents. sprezzatura and brains

    Dylan left a comment on 11/4/2010 at 10:08 PM:

    OMG I LOVE books about the Kennedys!!!!!!!!!!! JFK and Jackie are one of the preppiest couples in history!

    Thomas left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:27 AM:

    although i adore your blog I have recieved this item on my outlook RSS feed 3 or 4 times… possibly a technical hitch?



    Karena left a comment on 9/26/2010 at 1:12 PM:

    The kennedy’s are always Fascinating and I love to read biographies and autobiographies!

    I have a Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

    Liane Weber left a comment on 9/25/2010 at 5:49 AM:

    Have you seen “The Brothers Kennedy”?  It’s a picture book for wee ones - great illustrations, and I admit to getting a tad misty reading it to my two little boys.

    City Girl (EC1) left a comment on 9/24/2010 at 7:13 AM:

    Brilliant, I love the Kennedys too and will definitely check this out! Your blog is fantastic, so unique and I am a big lover of preppy style! Can’t wait to keep reading.
    City Girl x

    John left a comment on 9/23/2010 at 9:33 PM:

    Have you ever seen the book “A Time It Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties”? I highly recommend it.

    Serena left a comment on 9/23/2010 at 11:10 AM:

    Love your blog!

    Lily Lemontree (AS) left a comment on 9/23/2010 at 10:44 AM:

    I too, am an avid collector of all things Kennedy, especially any volume devoted to them!! I am officially on the hunt for this gem you mention above!

    Ms. Fitz left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 9:43 PM:

    F.E.- So excited about this that I managed to break through the school security filters to order it immediately.
    Job well done, chap.

    LacrossePlayground left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 11:08 AM:

    I just ate at Martins Tavern. The restaurant where JFK proposed to Jackie. There is a plaque dedicating the booth to them. Too Fab! http://www.lacrosseplayground.com/

    Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 8:48 AM:

    I have a black and white photo gallery wall in my stairway, mainly pictures of my family, but I snuck a picture of Jack and Jackie in there to see if anyone would notice.