Books by Laurence Leamer

HISTORY
Released: May 7, 2013

"An eye-opening story about the relations among politics, business and justice."
A well-constructed nonfiction legal thriller from prizewinning journalist Leamer (Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
MADNESS UNDER THE ROYAL PALMS by Laurence Leamer
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A professionally reported account, but it's difficult to imagine an audience other than those with a pre-existing personal interest in Palm Beach."
Gossipy, depressing chronicle of ossified Florida high society. Read full book review >
FANTASTIC by Laurence Leamer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2005

"Fantastic? Hardly. "
Skin-deep treatment of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise and rise. Read full book review >
SONS OF CAMELOT by Laurence Leamer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Impeccable: Leamer never overreaches, delivering accessible and even insightful portraits of Camelot's sons. (Two 16-page b&w photo inserts, not seen)"
Unpretentious profiles of Joseph Kennedy's surviving sons and many grandsons in the post-JFK years. Read full book review >
THE KENNEDY MEN by Laurence Leamer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"Historians will wince at some of the hyperbole and speculative conclusions, but Kennedy junkies will gobble it up."
First of a projected two volumes, pulling together in sometimes mind-numbing detail the lives of the men in a family that dominated the American imagination during the last half of the 20th century. Read full book review >
THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH by Laurence Leamer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"A disturbing, solid outing whose lessons will interest fans of all styles of pop music."
 An exhaustive journey into the heart and cash-glutted soul of today's country-music scene that overturns many long-held perceptions about the field—and its fans. Read full book review >
THE KENNEDY WOMEN by Laurence Leamer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1994

"By ferreting out new sources and new material and putting the familiar tales into a broader social context, Leamer gives a clearer if not always brighter picture of what it means to be a Kennedy woman."
Another Kennedy family saga, this one focusing on the women, from Irish forebears to feminist Rory Kennedy, daughter of Robert and Ethel. Read full book review >