The Memory of Bones

The Memory of Bones

But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca.

Author: Stephen Houston

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292756182

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today. The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession. From these investigations, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the Maya conceptualized the body in varying roles, as a metaphor of time, as a gendered, sexualized being, in distinct stages of life, as an instrument of honor and dishonor, as a vehicle for communication and consumption, as an exemplification of beauty and ugliness, and as a dancer and song-maker. Their findings open a new avenue for empathetically understanding the ancient Maya as living human beings who experienced the world as we do, through the body.
Categories: Social Science

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

These bones ran parallel; the greatest danger was that, in healing, the two might
fuse together. He flipped on the ... She had died at age twelve, and by now she
was nothing but the memory of love—nothing, now, but bones. And his daughter
 ...

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101010940

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Fiction

On the Bones of the Serpent

On the Bones of the Serpent

Person, Memory, and Mortality in Sabarl Island Society Debbora Battaglia. Nine
On a Concluding Note In these pages I have shifted the focus of mortuary
analysis away from the dead and their survivors as separate social categories
and ...

Author: Debbora Battaglia

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226038890

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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Sabarl island—created, in myth, from the bones of a serpent—is a coral atoll in the Louisiade archipelago of Papua New Guinea. The Sabarl speak of themselves as true "islanders": persons separated from the means of both physical and social survival. The Sabarl struggle for continuity—of the physical and social person and of social relations, of cultureal values, of paternal influence in a matrilineal society—is the subject of Debbora Battaglia's sensitive ethnography of loss and reconstruction: the first major work on cultural responses to mortality in the southern Massim culture area and an important contribution to studies of personhood in Melanesia. The creative focus of Sabarl cultural life is a series of mortuary feasts and rituals known as segaiya. In assembling and disassembling commemorative food and objects in segaiya exchanges, Sabarl also assemble and disassemble the critical social relations such objects stand for. These commemorative acts create a collective memory yet also a collective experience of forgetting social bonds that are of no future use to the living. Sabarl anticipate this disaggregation in patterns of everyday life, which reveal the importance of categorical distinctions mapped in beliefs about the physical and metaphysical person. Using remembrance and forgetting as an analytic lens, Battaglia is able to ask questions critical to understanding Melanesian social process. One of the "new ethnographies" addressing the limits of ethnographic representation and the fragmented nature of knowledge from an indigenous perspective, her finely wrought study explores the dynamics of cultural practices in which decontruction is integral to construction, allowing a new perspective on the ephermeral nature of sociality in Melanesia and new insight into the efficacy of cultural images more generally.
Categories: Social Science

Can These Bones Live

Can These Bones Live

Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and ...

Author: Bella Brodzki

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804755426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and intergenerational transmission.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Anatomy and Physiology 2007 Ed 2007 Edition

Anatomy and Physiology  2007 Ed 2007 Edition

Metatarsal bones Metatarsal Medial cuneiform bone Media oumeliform Navicular
bone Calcaneus Talus Trochlea ( of ... To remember the names of the tarsal
bones in the order presented , try the memory aid “ Tom Can Control Not Much In
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Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712348075

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The Tower of Bones

The Tower of Bones

for her outside the gate ... He kissed me. She remembered it. She no longer
cared that she was dreaming from the silent confines of her coffingrave. She
willed the memory to mind, caught hold of it and refused to let it go. She breathed
it aloud, ...

Author: Frank P. Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780877419

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 559

View: 597

Four young people have slipped from our world into the enchanted land of Tír in this 'epic adventure that just does not stop!' (Glenda A. Bixler on Authorsden), where they must face a malicious demigod and an evil witch. Alan, Kate, Mark and Mo could be an enormous force for good in this beautiful but war-torn, deeply oppressed world - but one of their number has been kidnapped and one lost, and one is changing almost beyond recognition. It's up to Alan to reunite them and restore their strength - but the Great Witch Olc, scheming in her Tower of Bones, has resurrected the malicious demigod Fangorath to use for her own evil ends, and she is planning to lure Alan into a trap. Millions are depending on them, but they're not just fighting for one world any more . . .
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Servant of the Bones

Servant of the Bones

Out of memory, like a comet came a face I knew and loved. Hundreds of years
were bridged in a moment. This was the face of Samuel, of whom I've told you.
Samuel of Strasbourg. This was the Master who had sold me for his children as I
had ...

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307575906

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 140

In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones. He is ghost, genii, demon, angel--pure spirit made visible. He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings and religious upheavals to Europe of the Black Death and on to the modern world. There he finds himself, amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

Memory A Very Short Introduction

Memory  A Very Short Introduction

This seems especially likely to happen when a memory is told and retold, with
different influences present at each time of ... The memory that we assemble may
contain some actual elements of the past (i.e. some real bones), but – taken as a
 ...

Author: Jonathan K. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192806758

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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This Very Short Introduction brings together the latest research in neuroscience and psychology - weaving in case-studies, anecdotes, literature, and philosophy - to explore and explain the science of memory - how it works, and why we can't live without it.
Categories: Philosophy

Walking on the Bones

Walking on the Bones

What a melting memory, of syrupy substances, and butterflies, and yeah great
sensation. Well, truth was, if the memory of the sex was fading, yeah, it did, it was,
at least he remembered the sweet arrangements. He always made tiptop ...

Author: Joyce Engelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477117828

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Joyce Engelson surely knows what shes writing about in Walking on the Bones as she spent 30 years as editor-in-chiefat top traditional publishers, editing and acquiring in all the genres. Shes worked with Richard Condon (who called her the smartest girl in town!), Norman Cousins, Heywood Hale Broun, Irving Howe, Samuel Shem (House of God), Gael Green, Ishmael Reed, Baxter Black (renowned cowboy poet and novelist,) Max Frisch, Myron Sharaf, Hettie Jones, Chandler Brossard and thatswell only the tip of the iceberg in a working career filled with many highlights. She acquired and edited: first contemporary comic captions book (Captions Courageous); the now famous Prizzi series by Richard Condon; one of the best selling sex therapy volumes of the 70s, Making Love, How To Be Your Own Sex Therapist; first successful Assertive Training volume: the multi-million-copy When I Say No, I Feel Guilty (still in print); and the wildly successful medical novel The House of God (four million copies, 28th anniversary). She is herself the author of two novels -- The Silent Slain (mystery) and Mountain of Villainy and many short stories published in Playboy (First woman published!) ,Atlantic Monthly, Quarterly Review of Literature, Quixote
Categories: Fiction

Bones of the Night

Bones of the Night

How was I going to banish the memory of that night? The still air spoke of future
misfortunes. The ground that had absorbed the Savior's sweat also absorbed
footprints and scornful shouts. There were abundant witnesses in the silvery
mooned ...

Author: Elvio René

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449780319

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Matthew, an apostle of Jesus, relates a first-person account of what transpired on Thursday, the fourteenth day of Nisan, as well as the agonizing events of Friday, the fifteenth, in Jerusalem. Nisan is the first month of the Jewish year; it is when the meadows turn green once again and when Passover is celebrated. It is the month when barley and flax are harvested. Matthew, through a powerful recreation of events, describes that atmosphere that surrounded the Master and his disciples, starting with Sunday, the tenth day of Nisan, when Jerusalem’s joyful inhabitants proclaimed Jesus the Messiah. The novel offers a minutely detailed description of first-century Jerusalem—its temple, huge and overpowering; the commerce that was carried out behind its walls; its ideologically divided citizenry; and the totally insurmountable customs of the ruling class, the priests who forced the outcome on that Friday. These are the dramatic hours during which the judgment of Jesus is reproduced, as well as the efforts of Herod and Pontius Pilate to rid themselves of the responsibility of having to condemn the Savior and his merciless torture and execution. The human nature of what transpires in this book enters the reader’s mind during the scenes of the apostles at the Passover supper. The supper is depicted as an astonishing event, in a way that is different from what art and legend has instilled in us over the course of many centuries. The reader will become familiar with Genesareth Lake, the Mount of Olives’ diverse forest, the pain experienced in the garden of Gethsemane, the harsh torture at Golgotha, and Samaria’s dusty roads, realizing just how terrifying that Thursday night in Jerusalem, shrouded in shadows, was as the patrols carried out their search for Jesus.
Categories: Fiction

Social Bioarchaeology

Social Bioarchaeology

... in Late- and Post-Communist Yugoslavia. In Memory, History and Opposition ...
Houston, S. D., D. Stuart, and K. Taube 2006 The Memory of Bones: Body, Being,
and Experience Among the Classic Maya. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439052X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
Categories: Social Science

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones

It was as if the heart had been burned out of her and the sadness which
remained was just another ghost, the memory of love haunting the bones of hate.
And how her laughing teeth leered. Sara raised her arms over her head and this
time ...

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684835419

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past. Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving following the sudden death of his wife Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his computer. Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares, all set at the Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike returns to the lakeside getaway. There he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who will do anything to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother. As Mike is drawn into their struggle, as he falls in love with both mother and child, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here—and what do they want of Mike Noonan? First published in 1998, Bag of Bones was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. It was lauded at its publication as “hands down, Stephen King’s most narratively subversive fiction” (Entertainment Weekly) and his “most ambitious novel” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Categories: Fiction

Bare Bones

Bare Bones

I felt a deep sadness as I tucked the tiny bundle of bones into its container,
fastened the lid, and wrote a file number across the plastic. So little to examine.
Such a short life. As I secured the tub in an evidence locker, the memory cells
floated an ...

Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501102752

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Now in a new paperback repackage, Bare Bones sees Temperance Brennan back in her home base of North Carolina, where several sets of bones, both human and animal, lead her on a terrifying hunt for a killer. It's a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years. A romantic vacation. She's almost out the door when the bones start appearing. A newborn's charred remains turn up in a woodstove. The mother, Tamela Banks, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared. Did she kill her infant, or is an innocent teenager also about to become a victim? A small plane crashes in a North Carolina cornfield on a sunny afternoon. Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition. Was it pilot error? Something more sinister? And what is the mysterious black substance covering the bodies? Most puzzling of all are the bones discovered at a remote farm outside Charlotte. What has Tempe's dog, Boyd, unearthed? The remains seem to be of animal origin, but Tempe is shocked when she gets them to her lab. With help from a special detective friend, Tempe must investigate a poignant and terrifying case that comes at the worst possible moment: Tempe’s daughter Katy has a new boyfriend who Tempe fears may have something to hide. And Tempe herself faces important personal decisions. Is it time for emotional commitment? Will she even have the chance to find out? Everything must wait on the bones. What story do they tell? Why are the X rays and DNA so perplexing? Who is trying to keep Tempe from the answers? Someone is following her. Someone is following Katy. That someone must be stopped before it's too late.
Categories: Fiction

The Lair of Bones

The Lair of Bones

A memory came to the Consort of Shadows. There had been an Earth Warden
among the reavers. The Consort's ancestor had murdered the wizard in a grim
battle, and the Consort had later eaten the ancestor's brain. “Your grandfather
killed ...

Author: David Farland

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429911999

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. They have been written by the likes of Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind. Now add to that list David Farland, whose epic fantasy series began with The Runelords, continued in Brotherhood of the Wolf and the New York Times bestseller Wizardborn, and reaches its peak now in The Lair of Bones. Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him each time before: the magical and human forces marshaled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers from under the Earth, whose motives are unknowable, but inimical to human life. Now there must be final confrontations, both on the field of battle, with the supernatural creature that Raj Ahten has become, and underground, in the cavernous homeland of the Reavers, where the sorcerous One True Master who rules them all lies in wait--in the Lair of Bones. The survival of the human race on Earth is at stake. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

California Bones

California Bones

He remembered a sense of icy satisfaction as the flames overtook the smiling
faces, as if they could obliterate the memory of a mother who'd fled to the north
when her son was hunted, who'd never come back for him, who'd never even
sent ...

Author: Greg van Eekhout

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429946858

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian. When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern California, devoured for the heightened magic layered deep within his bones. Now, years later, Daniel is a petty thief with a forged identity. Hiding amid the crowds in Los Angeles—the capital of the Kingdom of Southern California—Daniel is trying to go straight. But his crime-boss uncle has a heist he wants Daniel to perform: break into the Hierarch's storehouse of magical artifacts and retrieve Sebastian's sword, an object of untold power. For this dangerous mission, Daniel will need a team he can rely on, so he brings in his closest friends from his years in the criminal world. There's Moth, who can take a bullet and heal in mere minutes. Jo Alverado, illusionist. The multitalented Cassandra, Daniel's ex. And, new to them all, the enigmatic, knowledgeable Emma, with her British accent and her own grudge against the powers-that-be. The stakes are high, and the stage is set for a showdown that might just break the magic that protects a long-corrupt regime. Extravagant and yet moving, Greg van Eekhout's California Bones is an epic adventure set in a city of canals and secrets and casual brutality--different from the world we know, yet familiar and true. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

When Blood and Bones Cry Out

When Blood and Bones Cry Out

The meditative songs also explore the importance of place, the memory and
revisiting of locations, vividly available, of the once known, and the seamless
moving between the past and the present. As numerous biographers note, many
of ...

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199912223

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal. In When Blood and Bones Cry Out, John Paul Lederach, a pioneer of peace-building, and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. Instead of relying on more common linear explanations of healing and reconciliation, the Lederachs demonstrate how healing is circular, dynamic, and continuing, even in the midst of ongoing violence. They explore the concept of "social healing," a profoundly important intermediary step between active warfare and reconciliation. Social healing focuses on the lived experience of those who have suffered protracted violence and their need to give voice to that experience, both individually and collectively. Giving voice, speaking the unspeakable, in words and sounds that echo throughout traumatized communities, can have enormous healing power. Indeed, the Lederachs stress the remarkable effects of sound and vibration through tales of Tibetan singing bowls, Van Morrison's transcendent lyrics, the voices of mothers in West Africa, and their own personal journeys. And they include inspiring stories of transformation: a mass women's protest movement in Liberia that forces leaders to keep negotiating until a peace agreement is signed; elders in Somalia who walk between warring clans year after year to encourage dialogue; former child soldiers who run drum workshops and grow gardens in refugee camps; and rape victims in Sierra Leone who express their pain in poetry. With equal measures of insight and compassion, When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities.
Categories: Political Science

Children of Job

Children of Job

The speaker emphasized the fact that Moses himself carried the bones of Joseph
and his brothers on his shoulders ... are themselves parents, are attempting to
move forward Jewisth while symbolically carrying the “memory bones” oi the ...

Author: Alan L. Berger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791496435

Category: History

Page: 241

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An original contribution to Holocaust studies that demonstrates the theological and psychosocial issues emerging in novels and films by sons and daughters of survivors.
Categories: History

Melancholy Duty

Melancholy Duty

concealing or palliating every circumstance of human infirmity, was one of the
most efficacious means of consecrating the memory, the bones, and the writings
of the saints of the prevailing party . . . .” (EE, 304, original italics) Note the two ...

Author: S.P. Foster

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401722353

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

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This book studies the complementary features of the thought of David Hume and Edward Gibbon in the complete range of its confrontation with eighteenth-century Christianity. The ten chapters explore the iconoclasm of these two philosophical historians - Hume as the premier philosopher, Gibbon as the consummate historian - as they labored to `naturalize' the study of Christianity, particularly with attention to its social and political dimensions. No other work deals as comprehensively or thoroughly with the attempt of philosophical history's challenge to Christianity. Belief in miracles and the afterlife, the dimensions of fanaticism and superstition, and the nature of religious persecution were the themes that occupied Hume and Gibbon in the making of their critique of Christianity. This book makes a valuable contribution to scholarship in a number of fields including the history of ideas, religious studies, and philosophy. It will be of interest to philosophers of religion, historians of ideas, eighteenth-century intellectual historians, scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment, and Hume and Gibbon scholars.
Categories: Philosophy

The Kennedy Curse

The Kennedy Curse

He was a local lad, and the sum total of his life's experience, along with the
memory and bones of his ancestors, was encompassed within a fifteenmile
radius of the town. He made his way through the maze of fogbound alleys, and
when he ...

Author: Edward Klein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466826632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a plane crash on his way to his cousin's wedding, she would have been doubly horrified by the familiar pattern in the tragedy. Once again, on a day that should have been full of joy and celebration, America's first family was struck by the Kennedy Curse. In this probing expose, renowned Kennedy biographer Edward Klein--a bestselling author and journalist personally acquainted with many members of the Kennedy family--unravels one of the great mysteries of our time and explains why the Kennedys have been subjected to such a mind-boggling chain of calamities. Drawing upon scores of interviews with people who have never spoken out before, troves of private documents, archives in Ireland and America, and private conversations with Jackie, Klein explores the underlying pattern that governs the Kennedy Curse. The reader is treated to penetrating portraits of the Irish immigrant Patrick Kennedy; Rose Kennedy's father, "Honey Fitz"; the dynasty's founding father Joe Kennedy and his ill-fated daughter Kathleen, President Kennedy, accused rapist William Kennedy Smith, and the star-crossed lovers, JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. Each of the seven profiles demonstrates the basic premise of this book: The Kennedy Curse is the result of the destructive collision between the Kennedy's fantasy of omnipotence-an unremitting desire to get away with things that others cannot-and the cold, hard realities of life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography