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Posted September 19, 2009
Entertaining and Insightful
I thought I knew a fair amount about the Kennedy's in general but this book was so insighful as to why the Kennedy's are the way they are. Every generation learned from the one before it. Those lessons were often about greed, lust and privledge. The Kennedy women always put the men first: fathers, husbands and brothers. Sadly the women were victims of the times in terms of religious upbringing and a total lack of sexual insight. For all their entitlement there was often a loneliness that was not shared aloud but endured.
Eunice Shriver passed away as I was finishing the book and Ted soon after. Eunice would have far outshined her brother had she been a man. I am old enough to remember Teddy as he was so have never been impressed by him. I do however respect him for being the father figure to all his siblings children - in that role he truly shined.
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Posted October 5, 2012
Very good - comprehensive
All the Kennedy women, past and present are detailed. The author spends a lot of time on Rose Kennedy and it was very interesting, since I knew very little about here. It seemed rushed at the end for the current generation, Maria Shriver, Caroline Schlossberg, etc.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.