The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded

Book - 1996
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From the New York Times bestselling author of 20 books about the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA comes the detailed account of the life and times of the ambitious, powerful, masterfully manipulative Joseph Patrick Kennedy.

For all his wealth and power, Joe Kennedy was not a happy man. He also had no shame. What he cared about was having power. Through the political dynasty that he founded, he achieved that for generations to come. If he hurt and corrupted others in the process, no one had the courage to challenge him.

The results are the myths that continue to enshrine the Kennedy family and maintain it as a national obsessions. This book explodes those myths. Utilizing extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates, speaking on record for the first time, Kessler reveals stunning details of Joseph Kennedy's enormous accomplishments and the terrible personal losses he suffered.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446518840
Branch Call Number: 921 Ken
Characteristics: 480 p. : ill.


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Agent13 Jun 05, 2012

The book can be summed up this way: Dirt, Dirt, Dirt, and more Dirt.

Oct 05, 2008

like a TV expose


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