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The Sins of the Father is the definitive new biography of Joseph P. Kennedy. Based on extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates speaking on the record for the first time, it offers an outstanding personal history - and provides shocking revelations about one of the most influential figures of our time. To the mythmakers of his day, Joseph P. Kennedy, like his glamorous and doomed presidential son Jack, led a charmed existence. He was celebrated as the son of an East Boston saloonkeeper who rose to become one of the richest men in the country. He served as the wartime ambassador to Great Britain, the chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and the chairman of the United States Maritime Commission. He was also a major legitimate liquor distributor, a moviemaker in Hollywood, and a master manipulator of the stock market. Yet his fortune, estimated at $100 million, traced its beginnings to his career as a bootlegger in partnership with organized crime during the Prohibition era. Even more disturbing, he was a documented anti-Semite and an appeaser of Adolf Hitler. The beaming family portraits and admiring newsmagazine prose never portrayed any of his many mistresses - or hinted at his seemingly unlimited corruption and duplicity.From Library Journal:
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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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1996. Condition: Poor. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,900grams, ISBN:9780340671665. Seller Inventory # 3630290
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR003131216
Book Description WARNER BOOKS. Condition: Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark. Seller Inventory # BU-04-07-06-0231
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A biography of Joseph Kennedy. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001206614
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney 1996, 1996. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 464pp, b/w illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper (review label) This book presents power-hungry Kennedy as the father who lobotomised his daughter, the ambassador who admired the Nazis and the migrant who resented other minorities. Seller Inventory # 169989
Book Description Hodder & Stoghton, London, 1996. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: FINE. 1st EDITON. A biography of Joseph Kennedy, an ambitious, powerful, manipulative man who was the US Ambassador to Britain during World War II. He is probably better known as the father of Teddy, Bobby and President Jack Kennedy. There is some sunning to page edges. This illustrated 1996 first edition copy is sold in FINE condition in a FINE unclipped dustwrapper Size: 463pp. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 005238