Keeper Of The Flame

SHONNA VALESKA for TIME

Caroline Kennedy

These are unusually public days for Caroline Kennedy. As a member of the famous political clan that is seen by many as the closest thing Americans have to royalty, she has spent most of her life enduring media scrutiny. But the 44-year-old daughter of President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline has always sought a more private existence. She followed in her father's footsteps and attended Harvard but eschewed the family tradition of politics. She earned a law degree from Columbia University and — though she has never practiced law — co-authored two well-received books on legal topics, The Right...

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