BOOKS: SO HAPPY TOGETHER?

TWO NEW BOOKS GAZE AT THE KENNEDY MARRIAGE

Marriage," the handsome young Senator John F. Kennedy told a friend as he contemplated the not entirely palatable prospect, "means the end of a promising political career, as it has been based up to now almost completely on the old sex appeal." How quaint that fear seems now, at a time when the desire to own third-rate objects that Kennedy and his wife Jackie once merely touched can set off a frenzied auction--at a time, that is, when the hunger for all things Kennedy appears ever unsated. Whatever other image problems the assorted Kennedys have battled over the years, loss of...

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