Books: Rose-Colored Glasses


by ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY 536 pages. Doubleday. $12.50.

"There's no baloney with Grandma," Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy's grandson Christopher Lawford observes toward the end of this book. Christopher's young cousin, John F. Kennedy Jr., explains: Rose likes you to learn a lot, and she gives you plenty of cake.

Both boys are right—partly. There is quite a bit of baloney in Grandma's book, but along with such things as an especially treacly view of her husband's disposition and career that all but the most ardent Kennedy fans will find hard to swallow,...

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