The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK

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kennedy-cover“The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK” takes readers back to August 1963 when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave birth prematurely to Patrick Bouvier Kennedy. The newborn, JFK and Jackie’s third child, struggled to overcome a lung ailment, plunging the Kennedys and the nation into a minute-by-minute drama played out in the glare of the public spotlight. The personal trauma brought JFK and Jackie closer, turning the President into a more affectionate and attentive husband. But it is impossible to know if the loss of Patrick after just 39 hours marked a long-lasting renewal of their  relationship, because just three months later the President and First Lady climbed into a limousine for a trip through Dealey Plaza in Dallas.


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