Grace and Power

The Private World of the Kennedy White House

In Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House, New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith takes us inside the Kennedy White House with unparalleled access and insight. Having interviewed scores of Kennedy intimates, including many who have never spoken before, and drawing on letters and personal papers made available for the first time, Smith paints a richly detailed picture of the personal relationships behind the high purpose and poiltical drama of the twentieth century’s most storied presidency.

“lively and original…[a] dazzling book”
Andrew Cohen, The Globe and Mail

“Sally Bedell Smith has written the nonfiction beach book of the season.”
William E. Leuchtenburg, Washington Post

“What emerges is the complex nature of the relationship between
the president and first lady.”
Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle

“A gracefully written tell-all that really does tell a story worth reading.”
Gary Indiana, Los Angeles Times

Grace and Power really does make you feel that you’ve stepped
inside the private quarters of the White House.”
Fritz Lanham, Houston Chronicle

A “ravishingly readable book”
Liz Smith, Syndicated Columnist

“Stylistic grace and authoritative reporting…the ultimate account.”
Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News

“A stunning new history… The reader is placed right there
in the salons of Georgetown and upstairs at the White House.”
William Safire, New York Times