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

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Vivid account of Joseph Kennedy's life, goals and the impact on his many children.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594203763
Author:
Nasaw, David
Publisher:
Penguin Press
Author:
Hillgartner, Malcolm
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 16-pg bandw insert
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The father of Jack, Bobby, and Teddy (plus six others) was not a bootlegger, nor does any evidence link him to the Mafia, writes Nasaw, refuting two longstanding rumors. But Joseph P. Kennedy (1888 — 1969) was possibly the worst U.S. ambassador to Great Britain ever, so committed to appeasing Hitler that FDR cut him out of the diplomatic loop. Kennedy won the post because he was one of the few businessmen to support the New Deal, creator of pioneering financial regulations as the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He knew all about manipulating stocks, having parlayed the modest affluence of his father, an East Boston ward heeler, into a fortune in the market. Kennedy was a wonderful father himself, although he and his wife, Rose, led almost completely separate lives. Nasaw (Andrew Carnegie), a history professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, does a fine job of capturing Kennedy's fiery personality and his eventful, ultimately tragic life, watching Jack rise to the presidency, suffering a stroke but living long enough to see two of his sons assassinated. But the book is much too long and oddly focused; Kennedy's three-year ambassadorship occupies more than 25% of the text. The reams of fascinating material would have been better served by more careful shaping. Agent: Andrew Wylie, the Wylie Agency. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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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