Joseph Patrick Kennedy was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. An indomitable and elusive figure, his dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills. Focusing on his experiences during World War II, celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life Joseph P. Kennedy’s story from unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers.
David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center. His latest book is The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.
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