Picks and Pans Review: Bobby and Jackie

updated 07/27/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/27/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

by C. David Heymann |

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Was Bobby Kennedy the love of Jackie Kennedy Onassis' life? Heymann's juicy read relies on recently released Secret Service and FBI reports, along with reminiscences from Truman Capote and others, to reveal a passionate love story that began after Jack's assassination and lasted until Bobby's death in '68. Full of gossipy tidbits—Bobby's wife, Ethel, knew about the affair; it was Jackie who told doctors to pull the plug after Bobby's shooting—this book is shocking, yearningly romantic and tons of fun.

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