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The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys An American Saga (edition 1987)
The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743201752, Paperback)"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the most powerful family in America. Drawing on unprecedented access to the family and its private papers, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian Doris Kearns Goodwin takes readers from John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald's baptism in 1863 through his reign as mayor of Boston, to the inauguration of his grandson as president ninety-eight years later. Each character emerges unforgettably: the young, shrewdly political Rose Fitzgerald; her powerful, manipulative husband, Joseph P. Kennedy; and the "Golden Trio" of Kennedy children -- Joe Jr., Kathleen, and Jack -- whose promise was eclipsed by the family's legacy of tragedy.
Through the prism of two self-made families, Goodwin reveals the ambitions and the hopes that form the fabric of the American nation.
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An account of the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Fitzgerald and Kennedy families, drawing on interviews and private papers to provide new insights.
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