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|Named Person:||Joseph P Kennedy; Kennedy family.|
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|Awards:||Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography finalist, 2013.|
|Description:||xxiv, 868 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Cast of characters --
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!"
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
- Kennedy, Joseph P. -- (Joseph Patrick), -- 1888-1969.
- Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography.
- Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
- Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
- Kennedy family.
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