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This book is a detective story.

It is an investigation of one of the great mysteries of our time-the Kennedy Curse. It explores the underlying pattern that governs the curse and examines the many influences-historical, psychological, and genetic-that have shaped the Kennedys' character and led to their self-defeating behavior.

The stories in this book illustrate how the Kennedy Curse began in the common Irish immigrant experience of poverty and humiliation, and developed into an obsessive lust for power and dominance over others at the expense of all ethical behavior....

The people in this book were, for the most part, on a fatal collision course with reality. They felt immune to mortal laws and somehow divinely protected from the inevitable consequences of their deeds and misdeeds. In their hunger for unlimited power, they saw themselves as superior beings who resided above the common herd. They felt special-omnipotent and worthy of being worshiped....

Our inclination to idolize the Kennedys has obscured their human attributes. And so, finally, this book is an attempt to demystify the Kennedys by telling the story of how the descendants of Patrick Kennedy, a poor Irish immigrant who came to the shores of the New World in 1849, pulled, tore, scratched, scraped, clutched, and clawed their way to the top of American society-and, in the process, made the fatal mistake of thinking of themselves as divine.

--From The Kennedy Curse

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312312923
Subtitle:
Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years
Author:
Klein, Edward
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Children of presidents
Subject:
Politicians' spouses
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Heads of state
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
GTR-134
Publication Date:
20040417
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one 16-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , From the renowned Kennedy biographer comes this probing expose of the misfortunes of America's most famous family.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-243) and index.
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