Jackson Lears: The Kennedy Myth
7 November 2013
Show More The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw.
Allen Lane, 896 pp., £12.35, September 2013, 978 0 14 312407 8Show More
Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara Perry.
Norton, 404 pp., £20, September 2013, 978 0 393 06895 5Show More
“... The story begins with a rollicking Irish Catholic clan, athletic, photogenic and as rambunctious as any crowd of kids in a Frank Capra film. They are presided over by Joseph Kennedy, a fabulously successful self-made father with connections in Hollywood, Wall Street, Washington and London, and by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, a devout but fashionable Catholic mum, as at home on the ...”