The Kennedy of Hickory Hill

"Ethel Kennedy has remained just outside the glare of publicity.... According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans regard her as the country's most admired woman. It is an assessment born of sympathy, not knowledge. The public does not know her today. Perhaps it never did. Since that grim night in Los Angeles ten months ago, she has lived almost entirely in the seclusion of Hickory Hill and Hyannisport, breaking into the news only in December, when she bore her eleventh child. Yet those close to Ethel and to the life she has reconstructed regard her with something approaching awe. She has, they contend, emerged in many ways as the most remarkable member of her remarkable family."

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