02/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Caroline Kennedy A Publishing Powerhouse In Her Own Right

When Caroline Kennedy began her career as an author in the 1990s, she seemed determined to be known for her work, not her name.

She and her co-author, Ellen Alderman, completed two books about constitutional issues, "In Our Defense" and "The Right to Privacy," and she insisted that Ms. Alderman be listed first on the books' simple covers. Together, the women profiled ordinary people whose legal battles had shaped constitutional rights, avoiding even a glimpse of Ms. Kennedy's personal views -- even on privacy, the subject of their second book, which made almost no mention of Ms. Kennedy's own struggles with paparazzi and gossip columnists.

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