The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Foundedby Ronald Kessler
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.
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Disjointed, hard to follow, poorly written - no analytical insight. Mostly inuendo with no hard support to claims. Truely a disaappointment.
Easy to read, very informative.
Read instead "The Patriarch" - same subject, much better biography.
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.
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
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.