Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story
C. David Heymann. Tantor Media, $29.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4001-1422-1
The adulterous action in Heymann's scandal-driven biography moves along at a brisk pace, and Dick Hill serves as an engaging reader but he misses the opportunity to take on the personas of a colorful cast of '60s political and pop culture icons, including Aristotle Onassis, Truman Capote, and Andy Williams. While Hill does convey an ample portion of the raw emotion behind Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' experiences with betrayal, grief, and the celebrity fishbowl in which she found herself, other players in the drama seem relegated to serve as relatively nondescript pawns inside a litany of Camelot misdeeds. An Atria hardcover (Reviews, Jun. 8).
Reviewed on: 08/31/2009