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The Patriarch

Author: David Nasaw
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in this, the first and only biography based on unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph P Kennedy; Kennedy family.; Kennedy family.; Joseph P Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Nasaw
ISBN: 9781594203763 1594203768
OCLC Number: 1003751666
Awards: Commended for Pulitzer Prize (Biography) 2013
Commended for Lukas Prize Project (Lynton History Prize) 2013
Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Biography) 2012
Description: xxiv, 868 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I East Boston to Cambridge to Brookline --
One. Dunganstown to East Boston --
Two. School Days --
Three. Starting Out --
Four. War --
Five. Making a Million --
pt. II Hollywood --
Six. "My Own Master in My Own Business" --
Seven. Hollywood --
Eight. Gloria and Rose --
Nine. Last Exit from Hollywood --
pt. III Washington --
Ten. On the Roosevelt Train --
Eleven. Waiting for the Call --
Twelve. To Washington --
Thirteen. Reelecting Roosevelt --
Fourteen. Maritime Commissioner --
pt. IV London --
Fifteen. Plainspoken Ambassador --
Sixteen. Rather Dreadful Homecoming --
Seventeen. Munich --
Eighteen. Kennedy Plan --
Nineteen. Sidelined and Censored --
Twenty. "This Country Is at War with Germany" --
Twenty-one. Lives of Americans Are at Stake --
Twenty-two. Defeatist --
Twenty-three. Fall of France --
Twenty-four. Worst of Times --
Twenty-five. There's Hell to Pay Tonight --
pt. V Washington, but Briefly --
Twenty-six. Home Again --
Twenty-seven. Man Who Out-Hamleted Hamlet --
pt. VI Palm Beach and Hyannis Port --
Twenty-eight. Forced Retirement --
Twenty-nine. War --
Thirty. "A Melancholy Business" --
Thirty-one. Candidate's Father --
Thirty-two. Family Matters --
Thirty-three. "The Great Debate" --
Thirty-four. Next Senator from Massachusetts --
Thirty-five. Retirement --
Thirty-six. Making Money and Giving It Away --
Thirty-seven. Catholic Candidate --
Thirty-eight. Electing a President --
Thirty-nine. "He Belongs to the Country" --
Forty. "No!".
Responsibility: David Nasaw.

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Celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in this, the first and only biography based on unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers.

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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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