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Laurence Leamer was born in Chicago on Ocober 30, 1941. He is the author of thirteen books, including The Kennedy Women, and Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2015 his non-fiction book The Kennedy Men: 1901-1963, was listed on the Nrew York Times bestseller list. Leamer is a former vis mere Ford Fellow in International Development at the University of Oregon and a former International Fellow at Columbia University. He is regarded as an expert on the Kennedy family. Leamer was on the staff at Newsweek, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Playboy, and many other publications. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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The Kennedy Men: 1901-1963 (2001) 308 eksemplarer
The Paper Revolutionaries (1972) 27 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1941-10-30
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
New York, New York, USA
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
Uddannelse
Antioch College (B.A., 1964)
University of Oregon
Columbia University
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journalist
non-fiction writer
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Pulitzer International Fellow., 1969
Overseas Press Club for "Best Magazine Reporting"
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Laurence Leamer (born October 30, 1941) is a best-selling[1] author and journalist. Leamer is a former Ford Fellow in International Development at the University of Oregon and a former International Fellow at Columbia University. He is regarded as an expert on the Kennedy family[2] and has appeared in numerous media outlets discussing American politics. Leamer has also written best-selling biographies of other American icons, including Johnny Carson, the Reagan family, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Strange book. The first half was quite good. The second half sounded excactly like it was written by AI.
 
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kittykitty3 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 2, 2023 |
great back story and artwork. plus a great resource to find more cthulhu media and books.
 
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buukluvr | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 14, 2023 |
"The reason you don't like me is because i don't wear red pants, I told him, equally candidly. My wife's name isn't Muffy, and I don't have paintings of sailboats on my walls."

Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach
by Laurence Leamer

I GUESS one could call this a Guilty Pleasure type book. And every once in awhile it's nice to read a that type of book. This would certainly qualify as a book that will not change your life as it is a peek inside the secret lives of the high society of Palm Beach. I really enjoyed this book.

Madness certainly describes it. I don’t mean to imply this is not a dark book as it really is. It’s focus is on high society and the Palm Beach crowd. Many dark stories abound. I don’t shock easily but I was pretty shocked by some of the content In this book.

What’s really funny is I read this while on vacation in..you guessed it..Palm Beach. I happen to love the whole Bocha/Delray/Palm Beach area but cannot really say I love the people in this book.

There are so many empty almost soulless characters that it is really kind of sad. Maybe it does have more depth then I am giving it credit for. It certainly shows that money is not the way to happiness.

I have spent time in Palm Beach and met some really good people there so if you choose to read this don’t make the mistake of thinking that everybody who lives there are like some of the characters portrayed in this book.

But even though I like Palm Beach I’ve always found it to be almost unreal looking. It is visually stunning but it’s a bubble. I do prefer Delray Beach which is just as lovely but way more down to earth.

Regardless, this is a book one can read at the beach, on vacation etc. The book is packed full of gossip and stories, most of them pretty dark actually about many of the “One Percent”..or at least the one percent in Palm Beach. It is a real eye-opener.

As I said, this is not a book that will change your life but it is interesting reading for a couple of hours.
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Thebeautifulsea | 7 andre anmeldelser | Aug 5, 2022 |
I picked up this book hoping to gain some insight on someone who had realized so many goals and dreams. Arnold wanted to greatest bodybuilder in the world, Hollywood’s biggest star, and then governor. Through each pursuit, he was mocked and ridiculed but we all know how Arnold laughed at the end.

The book really gives us the reader a candid and personal look at Arnold’s upbringing and was refreshingly unbiased. This book awakened me to how much Arnold has risen from Mr. Olympia and Conan … an almost national joke … to overcome his detractors to become governor of California and who knows what else? Britney, Paris, pick up this book!… (mere)
 
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