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    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (Paperback) By (author) Professor of History David Nasaw

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    DescriptionA "brilliant, compelling" ("The New York Times Book Review") biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the "New York Times "as one of the Ten Best Books of the Yearand a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedy's life, we relive the history of the American century.


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    Title
    The Patriarch
    Subtitle
    The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of History David Nasaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 868
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 52 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143124078
    ISBN 10: 0143124072
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 973.9092
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000, BIO010000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 973.9092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: E748.K376 N37 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    11 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    David Nasaw is the author of "Andrew Carnegie" and "The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst." He is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
    Review quote
    One of the "New York Times's "Ten Best Books of the Year One of "Kirkus's "Best Nonfiction Books of the Year * "Riveting..."The Patriarch" is a book hard to put down...As his son indelibly put it some months before his father was struck down: 'Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your county.' One wonders what was going through the mind of the patriarch, sitting a few feet away listening to that soaring sentiment as a fourth-generation Kennedy became president of the United States. After coming to know him over the course of this brilliant, compelling book, the reader might suspect that he was thinking he had done more than enough for his country. But the gods would demand even more." - "New York Times Book Review" "David Nasaw's "The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy" is the sort of biography that begs to be called 'magisterial.'- "Boston Globe" "Mr. Nasaw has the rare ability to see the big picture and frame the detail with careful scholarship -- all the while making room for elements that do not fit -- which in Joe Kennedy's case is quite a lot.... Mr. Nasaw's is a literate and searching exposition of the patriarch's life that offers the reader compelling answers to questions about JPK.... If "The Patriarch "doesn't scoop up some serious accolades for the writing of American history, the fix is in." - "Pittsburgh Post Gazette"