Bobby and Ethel Kennedy’s Brood: The Weight of Legacy

In the golden years, at a dinner party for the Duchess of Devonshire, Ethel Kennedy slipped in a worldly addendum to the grace she said before the meal. “And please, dear God, make Bobby buy me a bigger dining-room table.” It was an understandable plea from the mistress of Hickory Hill, the Robert Kennedy family’s child-beswarmed antebellum homestead in McLean, Va