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The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy

Author: David Nasaw
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
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Patriarch of one of the greatest political dynasties in the United States, Joseph Patrick Kennedy was an indomitable figure whose ferocious drive and ingenuity were matched only by his dreams of advancement for his nine children. With unrestricted access to archives on three continents, the author, a historian tells Kennedy's incredible life story in this book. Kennedy, whose life spanned the First World War, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph P Kennedy; Kennedy family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Nasaw
ISBN: 9781594203763 1594203768
OCLC Number: 780480476
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography finalist, 2013.
Description: xxiv, 868 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Cast of characters --
Introduction --
Part I: East Boston to Cambridge to Brookline. Dunganstown to East Boston ; School days ; Starting out ; War ; Making a million --
Part II: Hollywood. "My own master in my own business" ; Hollywood ; Gloria and Rose ; Last exit from Hollywood --
Part III: Washington. On the Roosevelt train ; Waiting for the call ; To Washington ; Reelecting Roosevelt ; Maritime commissioner --
Part IV: London. A plainspoken ambassador ; A rather dreadful homecoming ; Munich ; The Kennedy plan ; Sidelined and censored ; "This country is at war with Germany" ; The lives of Americans are at stake ; Defeatist ; The fall of France ; The worst of times ; There's hell to pay tonight --
Part V: Washington, but briefly. Home again ; The man who out-Hamleted Hamlet --
Part VI: Palm Beach and Hyannis Port. A forced retirement ; War ; "A melancholy business" ; The candidate's father ; Family matters ; "The great debate" ; The next senator from Massachusetts ; Retirement ; Making money and giving it away ; The Catholic candidate ; Electing a president ; "He belongs to the country" ; "No!"
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Patriarch of one of the greatest political dynasties in the United States, Joseph Patrick Kennedy was an indomitable figure whose ferocious drive and ingenuity were matched only by his dreams of advancement for his nine children. With unrestricted access to archives on three continents, the author, a historian tells Kennedy's incredible life story in this book. Kennedy, whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War the father of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert and Edward Kennedy. He was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills. Trained as a banker, Kennedy was also a Hollywood mogul, a stock exchange savant, a shipyard manager, the founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and ambassador to London during the Battle of Britain. Though his incredible life encompasses the very heart of the American century, he has remained shrouded in rumor and prejudice for decades.

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A highly readable biography of the dynasty and larger-than-life figure whose presence still haunts American political life ... Exhaustive yet accessible, Nasaw's book illuminates Kirkus Reviews Read more...

 
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