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Madame Claude: Her Secret World of Pleasure, Privilege, and Power

by William Stadiem In post-WWII Paris, Madame Claude ran the most exclusive finishing school in the world. Her alumnae married more fortunes, titles and famous names than any of the Seven Sisters. The names on her client list were epic—Kennedy,

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The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy

by William Klaber & Philip Melanson Updated for the 50th anniversary of the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Shadow Play explores ignored witness accounts, coerced testimony, bullet-hole evidence, and other issues surrounding the political homicide.

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The Kennedy Circle: A New Powerful Masculine Mystique

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by Steven Watts In 1959 JFK stood as a youthful political leader, with an allure more akin to that of a movie star or popular singer at the forefront of a movement to overcome a crisis of masculinity in postwar

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Kick Kennedy on the Eve of WWII

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by Barbara Leaming Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter On the evening of September 21, 1938, Kick Kennedy found her assigned place in the dining room of the cream-colored castle, which had been

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Obama and FDR: A Faulty Comparison

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by Aaron David Miller With only 43 different presidents, (44 to account for Grover Cleveland’s two non-consecutive terms), there’s a natural tendency to compare and contrast our chief executives. The presidential rating game is alternately fun, silly and even potentially

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