Conversations with Kennedy Author:Benjamin C. Bradlee National Best Seller. Author, Ben Bradlee, executive editor of the Washington Post, was a close personal friend of the Kennedys from 1959 until JFK's death in 2963. He was one of the few who saw the First Family "off duty" - Jackaie's defending $40,000 in department store biolls, explaining a cruise aboard Aristotle Onassis' yacht and calling ... more »her husband. "Bunny;" JFK playing with his children, balancing the family budget (or trying to), gossiping with J, Edgar Hoover, watching his wife on TV with pride and a touch of jealousy, learning the Twist from Lee Radziwell and leaking items to Newsweek (Bradlee was Washington Bureau Chief of Newsweek at the time).
"This is John F. Kennedy as his best friends remember him - 'half the "mick" polititian...half the bright, graceful, intellectual Playboy of the Western World.'" -Newsweek« less