On the jacket cover of Capturing Camelot, there is a toddler looking up to his daddy with hero worship and the man looking down at his son with pure adoration on his face.
Sadly and regretfully the two males pictured on the front cover are no longer with us. One is the President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated 50 years ago and the other is his son John F. Kennedy Jr., who tragically was killed nearly 15 years ago in a plane crash. Both men died before their time and were prematurely taken from us.
The iconic photo images in the book are by the late legendary Stanley Tretick who was the photographer to the Kennedys capturing a magical time in history. They are both in color and in black and white and very good. The text is by his wife Kitty Kelley, journalist, who wrote unauthorized biographies and not always accurate with her facts with unnecessary text. For one, she stated Richard Nixon was impeached. We all know Nixon resigned before he was impeached. Kelley also included her Frank Sinatra Jr., interview in the book, which has absolutely no relevance at all about the “Camelot” years, and it could easily have been eliminated from this book.
For the photos alone, I rate the book at five stars. They are really awesome. You can just feel Tetrick’s camera as he is taking these photos and his passion. However, with the inaccuracies of Kelley’s writing I would only give it three stars.
If you love history and photography but especially the "Camelot" era, then this is the book you should take a look at.
For more information regarding the author Kitty Kelley, please visit her website at http://www.kittykelleywriter.com for more information.
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