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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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4.7 / 5
January 25th, 2014
Very much enjoyed the book, although it presents the Kennedy's in a more favorable light than they perhaps deserve.
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The patriarch
March 22nd, 2013
Wonderful book. New insight to jfk's father.
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The Patriarch
February 25th, 2013
A Great Read about the remarkable man behind the Kennedy dynasty. Thorough, frank, and enthralling. Highly recommend it.
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