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For 150 years, the story of the Kennedy family has been inextricably linked to their heritage as Irish-Catholic immigrants—from Patrick Kennedy’s 1848 arrival in Brahmin Boston from Country Wexford Ireland, to Joseph Kennedy’s Vatican ties and Jackie’s thoughts on faith and sorrow, to Kennedy-confidante Father McSorley’s religious counsel following the assassination of JFK. Through groundbreaking interviews with Senator Edward Kennedy and other Kennedy family and friends, acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier casts the Kennedy saga in an entirely new light, showing how their Irish catholic heritage influenced their public and private decisions. Released to coincide with a documentary adapted from the book, this edition features a new preface, in which Maier explores the dynamics of the three brothers, Ted Kennedy’s legacy, and the 2008 presidential elections that have been touched in so many ways by the Kennedy family.

Book News Annotation:

Writing about the Kennedys as an archetype of the Irish-Catholic experience in America, Maier (a New York Newsday reporter who is also the biographer of baby expert Dr. Spock) draws on new research, interviews with relatives, and archival documents to trace the ties that bound five generations of the famous family. The edition is a paper reprint of a portrait first published in 2003. Thirty-two pages of b&w images on glossy stock include family snaps as well as news and archival photos.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A portrait of the country's favorite political dynasty as the ultimate Irish Catholic family-and a revelatory look at how the American immigrant experience shaped both their stunning success and spectacular tragedies.

Synopsis:

Be more Irish than Harvard, inscribed Robert Frost in the book of poetry he gave to John F. Kennedy at the 1961 presidential inauguration. With these simple words, Frost hit upon the experience that defined America's favorite political dynasty for over five generations: their Irish Catholicism. Drawing on groundbreaking research both here and abroad, acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier shows how their cultural background molded the Kennedy family to the core-both bolstering stunning successes and coloring spectacular tragedies. Casting new light on the Kennedys' struggles with race, anti-Semitism, the sexual mores of the Catholic Church, and even on John F. Kennedy's A Nation of Immigrants, the result is a revelatory glimpse at a remarkable intersection of private beliefs and public politics-and a spellbinding, uniquely American epic.

Synopsis:

Irish-Catholic immigrant heritage has always been central to the Kennedy family experience—beginning with Patrick Kennedy’s 1848 arrival in Brahmin Boston, continuing with Joseph Kennedy’s Vatican ties and Jackie’s revelations of sorrow, to Kennedy-confidante Father McSorley following the assassination of JFK. Through groundbreaking interviews with Senator Edward Kennedy and other Kennedy family and friends, acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier casts the Kennedy saga in an entirely new light, showing how their sense of family, religion, and Irish Catholic roots influenced their public and private decisions. In addition, their collective history continues to be crucial to understanding their many remarkable triumphs and deepest tragedies.

About the Author

Thomas Maier is a special writer at New York Newsday. He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Dr. Spock, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and one of the Boston Globe’s top ten nonfiction titles of 1998, and Newhouse, which won the Frank Luther Mott Award for Best Media Book. He lives on Long Island, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465043187
Author:
Maier, Thomas
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Maier, Thomas
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 33.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
A portrait of the country's favorite political dynasty as the ultimate Irish Catholic family-and a revelatory look at how the American immigrant experience shaped both their stunning success and spectacular tragedies.
"Synopsis" by ,
Be more Irish than Harvard, inscribed Robert Frost in the book of poetry he gave to John F. Kennedy at the 1961 presidential inauguration. With these simple words, Frost hit upon the experience that defined America's favorite political dynasty for over five generations: their Irish Catholicism. Drawing on groundbreaking research both here and abroad, acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier shows how their cultural background molded the Kennedy family to the core-both bolstering stunning successes and coloring spectacular tragedies. Casting new light on the Kennedys' struggles with race, anti-Semitism, the sexual mores of the Catholic Church, and even on John F. Kennedy's A Nation of Immigrants, the result is a revelatory glimpse at a remarkable intersection of private beliefs and public politics-and a spellbinding, uniquely American epic.
"Synopsis" by ,
Irish-Catholic immigrant heritage has always been central to the Kennedy family experience—beginning with Patrick Kennedy’s 1848 arrival in Brahmin Boston, continuing with Joseph Kennedy’s Vatican ties and Jackie’s revelations of sorrow, to Kennedy-confidante Father McSorley following the assassination of JFK. Through groundbreaking interviews with Senator Edward Kennedy and other Kennedy family and friends, acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier casts the Kennedy saga in an entirely new light, showing how their sense of family, religion, and Irish Catholic roots influenced their public and private decisions. In addition, their collective history continues to be crucial to understanding their many remarkable triumphs and deepest tragedies.
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