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

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

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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… (more)

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What emerges from this biography is that the anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi, philandering wheeler-dealer was — first, last and always — a ferociously loving father who put his sons and daughters above all else. As he told President Roosevelt: “I did not want a position in the government unless it really meant some prestige to my family.”

"The Patriarch" provides all the details we'll ever need about Joe Kennedy's life and times. And with its title, Nasaw reminds us that if he deserves to be remembered at all, it's as a dad.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (November 13, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 832 pages

File size: 5.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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