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The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

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A and#147;brilliant, compellingand#8221; (The New York Times Book Review) biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography

In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth centuryand#8217;s most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedyand#8217;s life, we relive the history of the American century.

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A and#147;brilliant, compellingand#8221; (The New York Times Book Review) biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year

In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth centuryand#8217;s most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedyand#8217;s life, we relive the history of the American century.

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A “brilliant, compelling” (The New York Times Book Review) biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography

In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth centurys most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedys life, we relive the history of the American century.

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David Nasaw is the author of Andrew Carnegie and The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. He is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Nancy L, November 22, 2013 (view all comments by Nancy L)
I only thought I knew who Joe Kennedy was. Nasaw's biography is a very well-written account of a remarkably talented and shrewd, yet incredibly naive man. It's a fascinating story: He made his millions in the pre-depression stock market, then became the first chairman of the SEC, where the laws were written that criminalized his money-making schemes! As ambassador to the UK he was such a loose cannon that FDR kept him in the dark. He believed Hitler could be negotiated with long after all evidence pointed to the contrary.

I really enjoyed the insights into his family life. Despite all the stories of harsh competitiveness and philandering, he was clearly a devoted father. His determined influence on his sons' decisions to enter politics is poignant.

As always, a good biography teaches history. The run-up to WWII, and Kennedy's activities and their relationship with the Catholic church during JFK's political rise were especially interesting. For people my age, the sons have overshadowed the father, making Joe Kennedy's story all the more compelling.

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9780143124078
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A and#147;brilliant, compellingand#8221; (The New York Times Book Review) biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year

In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth centuryand#8217;s most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedyand#8217;s life, we relive the history of the American century.

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A “brilliant, compelling” (The New York Times Book Review) biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography

In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth centurys most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedys life, we relive the history of the American century.

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