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The Kennedys : America's emerald kings

Author: Thomas Maier
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty explains how their Irish Catholic roots informed their lives and political beliefs, and reveals how the immigrant experience shaped both their remarkable success and many tragedies.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kennedy family.; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Maier
ISBN: 0465043178 9780465043170
OCLC Number: 52251393
Description: xxi, 676 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Ireland to Irish-American --
The Boys of Wexford --
Heirs of Brian Boru --
The Starvation --
American Wake --
Brahmins and Bigotry --
The Long Climb to Acceptance --
The Family Enterprise --
Hard Lessons --
The Family Faith --
Happy Warriors --
An Irishman in the Court of St. James --
The Vatican Go-Between --
Tortured Souls --
Hero Worship --
Blood Brothers --
A Lighter Shade of Green --
Eire --
Rise to the Presidency --
The Irish Brahmin --
A Child of Fate --
Articles of Faith --
A Nation of Immigrants --
Matters of Church and State --
A Friend in Rome --
Primary Lessons --
West Virginia --
The Fall, 1960 --
The Rites of Power --
A Catholic in the White House --
Holy Wars --
Conversion and Subversion --
The Two Johns --
Doing the Right Thing --
In the Springtime --
The Ritual of Mourning --
The Emerald Thread --
A Living Wound --
The Awful Grace of God --
The Politics of Outsiders --
The Ghosts of Camelot --
Last Hurrahs --
A Matter of Faith --
Looking Backward and Forward --
Principles of Peace --
Legacies.
Responsibility: Thomas Maier.
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A chronicle of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty explains how their Irish Catholic roots informed their lives and political beliefs, and reveals how the immigrant experience shaped both their remarkable success and many tragedies.

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