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- The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
- By: David Nasaw
- Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
- Length: 30 hrs and 55 mins
Joseph Patrick Kennedy - whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War - was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. The father of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, 'Joe' Kennedy was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills.
Wonderfully entertaining and engaging
- By Robert on 03-29-13
very disappointed totally biased in favor of Kenne
What disappointed you about The Patriarch?
Book does not tell real facts only covers Kennedy In a positive way, very soft soap not told from an unbiased view.
What was most disappointing about David Nasaw’s story?
It reads like it was dictated to him by the Kennedy family so as to paint a picture of a totally moral and honest business man who made his wealth in a creative and driven manner.
What about Malcolm Hillgartner’s performance did you like?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Patriarch?
Not so much cut any scenes but add in all that was left out which is the total truth good and bad.
Any additional comments?
I felt for the pro Logue that this book would not do justice to the truth and put in just enough negative to paint mr. Kennedy in the form of a driven honest business man with slight flaws but never doing anything illegal or I immoral except for womanizing.
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