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The Resource The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy, David Nasaw

The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy, David Nasaw

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The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy
Title
The patriarch
Title remainder
the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
David Nasaw
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Patriarch of one of the greatest political dynasties in the United States, Joseph Patrick Kennedy was an indomitable figure whose ferocious drive and ingenuity were matched only by his dreams of advancement for his nine children. With unrestricted access to archives on three continents, the author, a historian tells Kennedy's incredible life story in this book. Kennedy, whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War the father of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert and Edward Kennedy. He was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills. Trained as a banker, Kennedy was also a Hollywood mogul, a stock exchange savant, a shipyard manager, the founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and ambassador to London during the Battle of Britain. Though his incredible life encompasses the very heart of the American century, he has remained shrouded in rumor and prejudice for decades
  • "Celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in this, the first and only biography based on unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers."--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nasaw, David
Dewey number
  • 973.9092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.K376
LC item number
N37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.
  • Kennedy family
  • Ambassadors
  • Politicians
  • Businesspeople
Label
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy, David Nasaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [793]-834) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Introduction -- Part I: East Boston to Cambridge to Brookline. Dunganstown to East Boston ; School days ; Starting out ; War ; Making a million -- Part II: Hollywood. "My own master in my own business" ; Hollywood ; Gloria and Rose ; Last exit from Hollywood -- Part III: Washington. On the Roosevelt train ; Waiting for the call ; To Washington ; Reelecting Roosevelt ; Maritime commissioner -- Part IV: London. A plainspoken ambassador ; A rather dreadful homecoming ; Munich ; The Kennedy plan ; Sidelined and censored ; "This country is at war with Germany" ; The lives of Americans are at stake ; Defeatist ; The fall of France ; The worst of times ; There's hell to pay tonight -- Part V: Washington, but briefly. Home again ; The man who out-Hamleted Hamlet -- Part VI: Palm Beach and Hyannis Port. A forced retirement ; War ; "A melancholy business" ; The candidate's father ; Family matters ; "The great debate" ; The next senator from Massachusetts ; Retirement ; Making money and giving it away ; The Catholic candidate ; Electing a president ; "He belongs to the country" ; "No!"
Control code
780480476
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 868 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594203763
Lccn
2012027315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780480476
Label
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy, David Nasaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [793]-834) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Introduction -- Part I: East Boston to Cambridge to Brookline. Dunganstown to East Boston ; School days ; Starting out ; War ; Making a million -- Part II: Hollywood. "My own master in my own business" ; Hollywood ; Gloria and Rose ; Last exit from Hollywood -- Part III: Washington. On the Roosevelt train ; Waiting for the call ; To Washington ; Reelecting Roosevelt ; Maritime commissioner -- Part IV: London. A plainspoken ambassador ; A rather dreadful homecoming ; Munich ; The Kennedy plan ; Sidelined and censored ; "This country is at war with Germany" ; The lives of Americans are at stake ; Defeatist ; The fall of France ; The worst of times ; There's hell to pay tonight -- Part V: Washington, but briefly. Home again ; The man who out-Hamleted Hamlet -- Part VI: Palm Beach and Hyannis Port. A forced retirement ; War ; "A melancholy business" ; The candidate's father ; Family matters ; "The great debate" ; The next senator from Massachusetts ; Retirement ; Making money and giving it away ; The Catholic candidate ; Electing a president ; "He belongs to the country" ; "No!"
Control code
780480476
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 868 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594203763
Lccn
2012027315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780480476

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