Some marriages endure, some thrive, and others fail. Some of these stories are scandalous while others are sweet. Love evokes powerful emotions in all of us, from desire to envy, longing to hatred. What these stories all have in common is their ability to fascinate.
Elizabeth Taylor granted authors Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, who co-wrote "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century" access to her personal photos and letters from Richard Burton, giving the reader a once in a lifetime insider's view of one of the most famous celebrity couples of the 20th century. Their overwhelming passion for each other destroyed everything in their path, including themselves, and yet, time and time again, they felt compelled to return to each other. Everything about the Burtons shrieked "over the top."
Based on their personal letters, Edith Belle Gelles gracefully brings to life a beautiful love story in "Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage." Married for 54 years, John and Abigail Adams endured pain and heartache in their personal lives as John worked to help build a new nation. They thrived in their love for each other and mutual bonds of respect and compassion. Through good times and bad, their marriage remained a source of stability in their otherwise unstable lives.