The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312063547
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In its drama and scope, this number one bestseller about two families--whose ambitions propelled them to unprecedented power and whose passions nearly destroyed them--is one of the richest works of biography in the last decade. "Rarely has popular history rung so authentic".--The New York Times. First time in trade paper. Photographs.

The Kennedys in Hollywood

Author: Lawrence J. Quirk
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 0815412967
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Long-time Hollywood reporter and writer, Quirk has used his knowledge and friendship with the Kennedys and many film stars to create an engrossing saga of America's most revered dynasty.

The Kennedys

Author: Peter Collier
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458761484
Release Date: 2010-09-04
Genre: Large print books

Readhowyouwant 16 point large print. A hard-hitting look at four generations of the Kennedy Clan, from Patrick Joseph Kenedy's emigration from Ireland in 1848, through to the Presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, and on to the 1980s.

Capturing Camelot

Author: Kitty Kelley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250018830
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Photography

A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK's best pictures during this time. When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him to cover the president and his family. Tretick is best known today for the photographs he took of President Kennedy relaxing with his children. His photographs helped define the American family of the early sixties and lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his popularity. Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley—Tretick's close friend—about the relationship between the photographer and JFK, Capturing Camelot includes some of the most memorable images of America's Camelot and brings to life the uniquely hopeful historical era from which it emerged.

When We Were the Kennedys

Author: Monica Wood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547630144
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An account of the 1963 death of the author's father describes how her mother, three sisters, and she were financially dependent on her father's wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated the experiences of the nation.

The Kennedys

Author: John H. Davis
Publisher: SP Books
ISBN: 1561710601
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Genre: History

Now revised and fully updated, this "definitive Kennedy biography" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) includes exclusive, previously unknown information on the Palm Beach scandal, the newest revelations on the JFK and RFK assassinations, as well as the latest on America's most notorious family. The author is first cousin to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

The Kennedys America s Emerald Kings

Author: Thomas Maier
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786740161
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Genre: History

For 150 years, the story of the Kennedy family has been inextricably linked to their heritage as Irish-Catholic immigrants—from Patrick Kennedy’s 1848 arrival in Brahmin Boston from Country Wexford Ireland, to Joseph Kennedy’s Vatican ties and Jackie’s thoughts on faith and sorrow, to Kennedy-confidante Father McSorley’s religious counsel following the assassination of JFK. Through groundbreaking interviews with Senator Edward Kennedy and other Kennedy family and friends, acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier casts the Kennedy saga in an entirely new light, showing how their Irish catholic heritage influenced their public and private decisions. Released to coincide with a documentary adapted from the book, this edition features a new preface, in which Maier explores the dynamics of the three brothers, Ted Kennedy’s legacy, and the 2008 presidential elections that have been touched in so many ways by the Kennedy family.

Conspiracy

Author: Matthew Smith
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 0806527641
Release Date: 2006-06
Genre: History

From renowned investigative author and Kennedy expert Matthew Smith comes the first book to offer a plausible conspiracy theory surrounding the family misfortunes. Based on direct witness testimony and packed with startling disclosures, this riveting expose: - Traces a far-reaching plot to prevent the Kennedys from attaining future presidential power- Sheds new light on whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone--and whether Sirhan Sirhan did the same when he killed Robert Kennedy- Links the JFK/RFK assassinations with Mary Jo Kopechne's drowning--the tragedy that destroyed Ted Kennedy's presidential aspirations- Offers first-time evidence that Kopechne's death was a deliberate ploy to keep Ted Kennedy out of the White House

Victura

Author: James W. Graham
Publisher: ForeEdge
ISBN: 9781611685992
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

To truly understand the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family, one must understand their passion for sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys' relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932, stands apart. Throughout their brief lives, Joe Jr., Jack, and Bobby spent many hours racing Victura. Lack of effort in a race by one of his sons could infuriate Joseph P. Kennedy, and Joe Jr. and Jack ranked among the best collegiate sailors in New England. Likewise, Eunice emerged as a gifted sailor and fierce competitor, the equal of any of her brothers. The Kennedys believed that Jack's experience sailing Victura helped him survive the sinking of his PT boat during World War II. In the 1950s, glossy Life magazine photos of Jack and Jackie on Victura's bow helped define the winning Kennedy brand. Jack doodled sketches of Victura during Oval Office meetings, and it's probable that his love of seafaring played a role in his 1961 decision to put a man on the moon, an enterprise he referred to as "spacefaring." Ted loved Victura as much as any of his siblings did and, with his own children and the children of his lost brothers as crew, he sailed into his old age: past the shoals of an ebbing career, and into his eventual role as the "Lion of the Senate." In Victura, James W. Graham charts the progress of America's signature twentieth-century family dynasty in a narrative both stunningly original and deeply gripping. This true tale of one small sailboat is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great story of the Kennedys.

Encyclopedia of the Kennedys The People and Events That Shaped America 3 volumes

Author: Joseph M. Siracusa
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598845396
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Genre: History

An expansive reference that overviews John F. Kennedy's presidency, covering the people, places, and events that comprised the political landscape of the Kennedy era. • A compelling timeline of JFK's presidency plots out major events • A special focus on New Frontier policies and the president's conflicts with Communist regimes illuminate important domestic and foreign affairs • Primary source documents include speeches, transcriptions of Cuban Missile Crisis discussions, and legislation • Several useful appendices feature the entire Kennedy-Nixon debates and the Warren Report conclusions, among other documents

Curse of the Kennedys and Other Powerful Family Tragedies

Author: Jennifer Davies
Publisher: RW Press
ISBN: 9781909284258
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Curse of the Kennedys investigates famous bloodlines from the Bhuttos to the Brandos, and examines the tragedies that have befallen them as their family has evolved over the years. The Bhuttos, another powerful political dynasty, have suffered terrible moments that would not be out of place in a Hollywood movie. With assassinations, executions and mysterious deaths, it seems tragedy clings to their every political move. But while this indomitable family fought – and continue to fight – for what they believe in, one cannot help but wonder if their own brand of bad luck will hunt them down yet again.

The Kennedys

Author: The Poynter Institute
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449401917
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

One of the most influential families in American history, the Kennedys have had their lives documented by the media for the past 50 years. The Kennedys: America's Front-Page Family tells the story of this fascinating family through a collection of newspaper front pages gathered from the archives of The Poynter Institute. From the political rise and assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the final accomplishments and passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, nothing paints a clearer and timelier picture of these historic events than the stories written by the writers and editors of the world's newspapers. A few of the events that are featured include JFK's declaration for the presidency, JFK's "man on the moon" address, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missle Crisis, Robert Kennedy's assasination, JFK Jr.'s plane crash, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's marriage, and Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama during the 2008 election.

Mrs Kennedy and Me

Author: Clint Hill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451648478
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews called “clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip,” Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with the First Lady during the four years leading up to and following President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination. In those four years, Hill was by Mrs. Kennedy’s side for some of the happiest moments as well as the darkest. He was there for the birth of John, Jr. on November 25, 1960, as well as for the birth and sudden death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy on August 8, 1963. Three and a half months later, the unthinkable happened. Forty-seven years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the one vivid image that never leaves Clint Hill’s mind is that of President Kennedy’s head lying on Mrs. Kennedy’s lap in the back seat of the limousine, his eyes fixed, blood splattered all over the back of the car, Mrs. Kennedy, and Hill as well. Sprawled on the trunk of the car as it sped away from Dealey Plaza, Hill clung to the sides of the car, his feet wedged in so his body was as high as possible. Clint Hill jumped on the car too late to save the president, but all he knew after that first shot was that if more shots were coming, the bullets had to hit him instead of the First Lady. Mrs. Kennedy’s strength, class, and dignity over those tragic four days in November 1963 held the country together. This is the story, told for the first time, of the man who perhaps held her together.

Jackie s Girl

Author: Kathy McKeon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501158940
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A "coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and occasional nanny--and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous [former] first lady"--Amazon.com.

The Kennedys at War

Author: Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385505291
Release Date: 2002-05-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A dramatic, fascinating–and revisionist–narrative detailing how America’s first family was changed utterly during World War II. First-rate history grounded in scholarship and brought to life by a critically acclaimed author. From breathless hagiographies to scandal-mongering exposés, no family has generated more bestselling books than the Kennedys. None of them, however, has focused on the watershed period of World War II, when the course of the family and its individual members changed utterly. Now, in an engaging narrative grounded in impeccable scholarship, Edward J. Renehan, Jr., provides a dramatic portrait of years marked by family tensions, heartbreaks, and heroics. It was during this time that tragedy began to haunt the family–Joe Jr.’s death, the untimely widowhood of Kathleen (a.k.a. “Kick”), Rosemary’s lobotomy. But it was also the time in which John F. Kennedy rose above the strictures of the clan and became his own man. In the late 1930s, the Kennedys settled in London, where Joseph Kennedy, Sr., was serving as ambassador. A virulent anti-Semite and isolationist, Kennedy relentlessly and ruthlessly fought to keep America out of the war in Europe. His behavior as patriarch in many ways mirrored his public style. Though he was devoted to the family, he was also manipulative and autocratic. In re-creating the intense and tension-filled interactions among the family, Renehan offers riveting, often revisionist views of Joseph Sr.; heir apparent Joe Jr.; Kick, the beautiful socialite; and Jack, the complex charmer. He demonstrates that Joe Jr., although much like his father in opinion and character, was driven to volunteer for a deadly mission in large part because of his fury at Jack’s seemingly easy successes. Renehan also delves into why Kick, a good Catholic girl, chose to abandon her religion for the chance to enter the fairytale world of the British aristocracy, only to suffer a horrendous tragedy. It is Renehan’s reassessment of Jack, however, that is particularly striking. In subtly breaking away from his domineering father over the issue of World War II, Renehan argues, Jack began to forge the character that would eventually take him to the Oval Office. Going behind the familiar (and accurate) image of JFK as a reckless playboy, Renehan shows us a young man of great intelligence, moral courage, and truly astonishing physical bravery. From the Hardcover edition.