The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 13, 2012 - History - 896 pages
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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 century’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 Kennedy’s life, we relive the history of the American century.
  

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An impressive piece of research and writing. - Goodreads
It's uneven in its pacing. - Goodreads
excellent portrayal and exhaustively researched. - Goodreads
Both factoids were wrong. - Goodreads
Impressive, thorough scholarship. - Goodreads
The writing is good and easy to read. - Goodreads

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Remarkable history lesson of the first half of the 20th century thru the eyes of an 'American Royalty' figure. This book is unambiguously the story of JPK, not President Kennedy. It captures the ... Read full review

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John Kennedy was assassinated when I was in fourth grade. Until the death of Ted Kennedy, I had never known an era without a Kennedy as a major political force. What I didn't experience was the force ... Read full review

Contents

Also by David Nasaw
Introduction
Dunganstownto EastBoston
London Fifteen A PlainspokenAmbassador
Washington but Briefly
A Forced Retirement
No Photographs
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

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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