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The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded

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Thisfirst serious volume focusing exclusively on Joseph Patrick Kennedy ?Ronald Kessler recreates the life and times of this ambitious, powerful, masterfully manipulative man. Utilizing extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates, speaking on record for the first time, Kessler reveals stunning details of JPK's enormous accomplishments and the terrible personal losses he suffered.

In this new personal history--the first serious ...

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The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded

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Overview

Thisfirst serious volume focusing exclusively on Joseph Patrick Kennedy —Ronald Kessler recreates the life and times of this ambitious, powerful, masterfully manipulative man. Utilizing extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates, speaking on record for the first time, Kessler reveals stunning details of JPK's enormous accomplishments and the terrible personal losses he suffered.

In this new personal history--the first serious volume focusing exclusively on Joseph Patrick Kennedy in 30 years--Ronald Kessler recreates the life and times of this ambitious, powerful, masterfully manipulative man. Utilizing extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates, speaking on record for the first time, Kessler reveals stunning new details of JPK's enormous accomplishments and the terrible personal losses he suffered. 16-page photo insert. Ads in People. HC: Warner. (Biography)

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Kessler's catty tell-all, Inside the White House (LJ 1/95), exposed the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of recent U.S. Presidents. Here, he delves into the life of the monolithic Joseph Kennedy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446518840
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/23/2004
  • Pages: 516
  • Sales rank: 274,655
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Kessler
Ronald Kessler
RONALD KESSLER is the New York Times bestselling author of The Terrorist Watch, The Bureau, Inside the White House, and The CIA at War. A former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, he has won sixteen journalism awards. Kessler lives in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife, Pamela.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2010

    Disappointing

    Disjointed, hard to follow, poorly written - no analytical insight. Mostly inuendo with no hard support to claims. Truely a disaappointment.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly recommended- history well written.

    Easy to read, very informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Can't recommend

    Read instead "The Patriarch" - same subject, much better biography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Interesting

    I've read Kessler's other books enjoyed them as I enjoyed reading Sins of the Father. However, the narrative in this book doesn't seem to follow any chronological order, so on occasion the reader must backtrack to pick up the storyline again.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Truly a waste of time and effort

    Worst book i have ever got on my Noon and made even more of a burden by Barnes and Noble sending me emails to fill out an review. Wish they would stop that

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2000

    Oh How I Crave Money and Power!

    The story of Joseph Kennedy reads like many of the salacious articles one might find in today's less-than-gracious tabloids. This up from his bootstraps ex radio personality and 'creator' of many of America's most honored public figures (Jack, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy), held secrets to the ways of power, corruption, and countless other nefarious 'sports'. Joe Kennedy will be remembered for as much of the ill that he created as for fathering such great public figures, and this excellent book captures it all.

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