A book scheduled to be published later this month portrays the decline of Sen. Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel, into a state of turmoil and rage after her husband's assassination in 1968.

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Biographer Jerry Oppenheimer who wrote "The Other Mrs. Kennedy: Ethel Skakel Kennedy: An American Drama of Power, Privilege and Politics" (St. Martin's Press) says his subject became "out of control," estranged from three of her sons, spending way beyond her means, and unable to keep servants at her Virginia home, "Hickory Hill," which became known as "Horror Hill" because of her shrewish temper.Oppenheimer writes that Kennedy's estate totaled only $1,605,438 and was depleted to $358,842 by debts and expenses.

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