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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
Creator
Author
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 rumour and prejudice for decades
Summary
Draws on exclusive access to the subject's records to offer insight into his shrewd financial talents and considerable ambition for his family, discussing the controversies surrounding his character and his role in several mainstream political events
Pace
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize in Letters - Biography Nominee, 2013.
Biography type
individual biography
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10151341
Cataloging source
DLC
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Nasaw, David
Dewey number
  • 973.9092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kennedy, Joseph P.
  • Kennedy family
  • Ambassadors
  • Politicians
  • Businesspeople
Target audience
adult
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the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy
Label
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy, David Nasaw
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 793-834) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000049636297
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 868 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594203763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)780480476
Label
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy, David Nasaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 793-834) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000049636297
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 868 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594203763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)780480476

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