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The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys: An American Saga

The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys: An American Saga
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The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the most powerful family in America. Drawing on unprecedented access to the family and its private papers, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian Doris Kearns Goodwin takes readers from John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald's baptism in 1863 through his reign as mayor of Boston, to the inauguration of his grandson as president ninety-eight years later. Each character emerges unforgettably: the young, shrewdly political Rose Fitzgerald; her powerful, manipulative husband, Joseph P. Kennedy; and the "Golden Trio" of Kennedy children — Joe Jr., Kathleen, and Jack — whose promise was eclipsed by the family's legacy of tragedy.

Through the prism of two self-made families, Goodwin reveals the ambitions and the hopes that form the fabric of the American nation.

Review:

"There have been many books about the Kennedys. This is the best." Newsday

Review:

"A rich tapestry of brigands and dreamers, hustlers and stoics, cynics and idealists, and a rousing good story." USA Today

Review:

"Rarely has this familiar saga seemed so fresh and dramatic. Rarely have its characters been so alive and individual. Rarely has popular history rung so authentic." The New York Times

Review:

"The stories are wonderful....She has captured much of the magic and caught all the sorrows as well." George V. Higgins, The Washington Post

About the Author

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN won the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time and is the author of the bestselling Wait Till Next Year and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. A political analyst for NBC and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, she lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

BOOK ONE: THE FITZGERALDS

(1863-1915)

  1. The Immigrant World
  2. Pageants and Processions
  3. "The Other Boston"
  4. Great Expectations
  5. Apprentice to the Boss
  6. A Long Courtship
  7. The Boy Politician
  8. A Most Energetic Mayor
  9. "Eyes Full of Laughter"
  10. "Guilty as Charged"
  11. A Child of Mary
  12. The Mayor's Daughter
  13. Harvard College '12
  14. "Banking...could lead a man anywhere."
  15. The Balance Shifts

BOOK TWO: THE KENNEDYS

(1915-1940)

  1. A Stranger Among Friends
  2. Learning the Tricks of the Trade
  3. Separation and Resolve
  4. "The Wall Street Racket"
  5. "This is...a gold mine."
  6. Growing Up Kennedy
  7. The Young Mogul
  8. "Gloria needs handling..."
  9. The Queen Kelly Curse
  10. Riding the Roosevelt Special
  11. Policing Wall Street
  12. The Model Son and the Pied Piper
  13. Children of Privilege
  14. Tempting the Gods
  15. Arrival in London
  16. At the Court of St. James's
  17. "Peace for Our Time"
  18. The Long Weekend
  19. "Hostages to Fortune"

BOOK THREE: THE GOLDEN TRIO

(1941-1961)

  1. The Circle Is Broken
  2. "Hero in the Pacific"
  3. Forbidden Romance
  4. "Now it's all over."
  5. Shadowboxing
  6. The Young Congressman
  7. The Lone Survivor
  8. "Shooting for a Star"
  9. Triumphant Defeat
  10. Burying the Religious Issue
  11. A Tip of the Hat
Notes

Bibliography

Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780743201759
Subtitle:
An American Saga
Author:
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
20010116
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 42.63 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » US History » Kennedy Family

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Product details 992 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743201759 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There have been many books about the Kennedys. This is the best."
"Review" by , "A rich tapestry of brigands and dreamers, hustlers and stoics, cynics and idealists, and a rousing good story."
"Review" by , "Rarely has this familiar saga seemed so fresh and dramatic. Rarely have its characters been so alive and individual. Rarely has popular history rung so authentic."
"Review" by , "The stories are wonderful....She has captured much of the magic and caught all the sorrows as well."
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