Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea
By James W. Graham
ForeEdge – University of New England, 2014
266 pages, hardcover
James Graham’s new book, Victura, revisits the Kennedys through a new lens. It is a perspective that is sure to appeal to any sailor who has felt a freshening breeze rise on Nantucket Sound or Buzzards Bay.
Victura is the story of a family bound to tradition, each other, and the 25-foot gaff-rigged sloop that was so much a part of their lives. It is also the story of a fiercely competitive family clan whose connection to the sea was as visceral as their connection to each other.
Graham’s book brings us back to a time of hope where anything seemed possible and losing was never an option.