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The Patriarch In This Magisterial New Work The Patriarch, The Celebrated Historian David Nasaw Tells The Full Story Of Joseph P Kennedy, The Founder Of The Twentieth Century S Most Famous Political Dynasty Nasaw The Only Biographer Granted Unrestricted Access To The Joseph P Kennedy Papers In The John F Kennedy Presidential Library Tracks Kennedy S Astonishing Passage From East Boston Outsider To Supreme Washington Insider Kennedy S Seemingly Limitless Ambition Drove His Career To The Pinnacles Of Success As A Banker, World War I Shipyard Manager, Hollywood Studio Head, Broker, Wall Street Operator, New Deal Presidential Adviser, And Founding Chairman Of The Securities And Exchange Commission His Astounding Fall From Grace Into Ignominy Did Not Come Until The Years Leading Up To And Following America S Entry Into The Second World War, When The Antiwar Position He Took As The First Irish American Ambassador To London Made Him The Subject Of White House Ire And Popular Distaste The Patriarch Is A Story Not Only Of One Of The Twentieth Century S Wealthiest And Most Powerful Americans, But Also Of The Family He Raised And The Children Who Completed The Journey He Had Begun Of The Many Roles Kennedy Held, That Of Father Was Most Dear To Him The Tragedies That Befell His Family Marked His Final Years With Unspeakable Suffering The Patriarch Looks Beyond The Popularly Held Portrait Of Kennedy To Answer The Many Questions About His Life, Times, And Legacy That Have Continued To Haunt The Historical Record Was Joseph P Kennedy An Appeaser And Isolationist, An Anti Semite And A Nazi Sympathizer, A Stock Swindler, A Bootlegger, And A Colleague Of Mobsters What Was The Nature Of His Relationship With His Wife, Rose Why Did He Have His Daughter Rosemary Lobotomized Why Did He Oppose The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan, The Korean War, And American Assistance To The French In Vietnam What Was His Relationship To J Edgar Hoover And The FBI Did He Push His Second Son Into Politics And Then Buy His Elections For Him In This Pioneering Biography, Nasaw Draws On Never Before Published Materials From Archives On Three Continents And Interviews With Kennedy Family Members And Friends To Tell The Life 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 A Cold War, And The Birth Of The New Frontier In Studying Kennedy S Life, We Relive With Him The History Of The American Century 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist New York Times Ten Best Books Of 2012

David Nasaw is an American author, biographer and historian who specializes in the cultural and social history of early 20th Century America Nasaw is on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he is the Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr Professor of History.In addition to writing numerous scholarly and popular books, he has written for publications such as the Columb David Nasaw is an American author, biographer and historian who specializes in the cultural and social history of early 20th Century America Nasaw is on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he is the Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr Professor of History.In addition to writing numerous scholarly and popular books, he has written for publications such as the Columbia Journalism Review, American Historical Review, American Heritage, Dissent, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The London Review of Books, and Cond Nast Traveler.Nasaw has appeared in several documentaries, including The American Experience, 1996, and two episodes of the History Channel s April 2006 miniseries 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America The Homestead Strike and The Assassination of President McKinley He is cited extensively in the US and British media as an expert on the history of popular entertainment and the news media, and as a critic of American philanthropy

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  • Hardcover
  • 868 pages
  • The Patriarch
  • David Nasaw
  • English
  • 15 September 2018
  • 1594203768

10 thoughts on “The Patriarch

  1. says:

    I enjoyed listening to this through to the end It kept my attention and gives an in depth portrait of Joseph P Kennedy s personality, which is what I am looking for in a biography Knowing that David Nasaw was given access to material from the Kennedy family not previously made accessible to other biographers, one cannot help but wonder if that presented would prove to be one sided I would not classify this as a hagiography Way too many mistakes, faults and negative attributes are openly rev I enjoyed listening to this through to the end It kept my attention and gives an in depth portrait of Joseph P Kennedy s personality, which is what I am looking for in a biography Knowing that David Nasaw was given access to material from the Kennedy family not previously made accessible to other biographers, one cannot help but wonder if that presented would prove to be one sided I would not classify this as a hagiography Way too many mistakes, faults and negative attributes are openly revealed to classify it as such Yet often the facts are presented from Joseph s perspective Conflicting views on his ties with organized crime and bootlegging are only briefly discussed and then discounted I would have appreciated further analysis of opposing views to get to the underlying truth This is a long book with i...

  2. says:

    The Patriarch has received glowing reviews in the New York Times and elsewhere It s been praised for humanizing Joe Kennedy as a driven, up from nowhere Irish American and as a devoted father, brilliant investor, and peerless political kingmaker This 868 page book is thoroughly documented and has a huge bibliography and index But for all of its scholarly trappings, the book isthe work of a hagiographer than a biographer Why Because Nasaw s deeper intent, I think, is not to humanize Ke The Patriarch has received glowing reviews in the New York Times and elsewhere It s been praised for humanizing Joe Kennedy as a driven, up from nowhere Irish American and as a devoted father, brilliant investor, and peerless political kingmaker This 868 page book is thoroughly documented and has a huge bibliography and index But for all of its scholarly trappings, the book isthe work of a hagiographer than a biographer Why Because Nasaw s deeper intent, I think, is not to humanize Kennedy, but to sanitize him to launder parts of the historical record that reflect poorly on Joe Several months ago I chanced upon a Chicago Public Television interview in which Nasaw glibly dismisses the myth of Joe Kennedy s bootlegging at 2 40 of the video at His dismissal annoyed me, for I d just finished Burton Hersh s Bobby and J Edgar 2007 , ...

  3. says:

    Review the book, not the subject Review the book, not the subject Just keep repeating that to yourself David Nasaw has written a good book about a man who is hard to admire The Kennedy family provided Nasaw with access to sources that previously were unavailable to biographers if the expected him to write a hagiography, they must be disappointed Nasaw pretty much refrains from making judgments about Joseph Kennedy When Nasaw edges toward the moral bar, and can t provide any but the dark Review the book, not the subject Review the book, not the subject Just keep repeating that to yourself David Nasaw has written a good book about a man who is hard to admire The Kennedy family provided Nasaw with access to sources that previously were unavailable to biographers if the expected him to write a hagiography, they must be disappointed Nasaw pretty much refrains from making judgments about Joseph Kennedy When Nasaw edges toward the moral bar, and can t provide any bu...

  4. says:

    This is a thorough biography of a truly remarkable man who, with his family, provides us with a grand view of the American century Aside from the Roosevelt s Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor I can think of no other family that has become so iconic and significant to U.S history It is a story of both high triumph and devastating tragedy.Joseph P Kennedy came from an upper middle class background, which he attempted concealing, perpetuating a myth that his roots werehumble He made his This is a thorough biography of a truly remarkable man who, with his family, provides us with a grand view of the American century Aside from the Roosevelt s Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor I can think of no other family that has become so iconic and significant to U.S history It is a story of both high triumph and devastating tragedy.Joseph P Kennedy came from an upper middle class background, which he attempted concealing, perpetuating a myth that his roots werehumble He made his millions from investments and stock exchange transactions Patrick Kennedy was an extremely astute businessman he could manage, multi task and carry on several deals simultaneously all of them piling up money An example of his shrewdness was that he maintained his fortune when the Great Depression hit The author also points out that Kennedy never made money from boot legging liquor during prohibition.Patrick Kennedy latched ...

  5. says:

    Exhaustively footnoted and thoroughly researched, this is an excellent biography albeit way, WAY longer than I had wished Nasaw got wonderful cooperation from the Kennedy family in compiling this book, which in turn gave him entree to friends associates with whom he had extraordinary access However, it certainly did not at all color his detached and independent portrayal of his subject This biography busts many l...

  6. says:

    Excellent Nasaw doesn t deal in flowery language or hyperbole, he simply lays out the chronology of a fascinating life, smart enough to know that his subject is compelling enough to not need any stylistic bells or whistles He dismisses some of the myths surrounding Kennedy the rumors of bootlegging, for one while confirming that he was also an unrepentant anti Semite, philanderer, and borderline conspiracy theorist Most intriguingly, he expounds on the dichotomies of Kennedy s family life Excellent Nasaw doesn t deal in flowery language or hyperbole, he simply lays out the chronology of a fascinating life, smart enough to know that his subject is compelling enough to not need any stylistic bells or whistles He dismisses some of the myths surrounding Kennedy the rumors of bootlegging, for one while confirming that he was also an unrepentant anti Semite, philanderer, and borderline conspiracy theorist Most intriguingly, he expounds on the dichotomies of Kennedy s...

  7. says:

    Well done biography Avoids the common pitfall of taking sides either with or against its subject J P Kennedy was a complex man Not much to admire in him or his behavior, on either a personal or a professional level Clannish tribal, really and prejudiced in his way of viewing the world Cold, mercenary and dema...

  8. says:

    Like Charles Lindbergh and Henry Ford, Joseph Kennedy favored the United States remaining neutral in the second World War What many modern Americans don t know is that prior to December 7th, 1941, a majority of Americans agreed with them I...

  9. says:

    A giant doorstop Father s Day present biography like this one is hard to do well all the way through, because nobody s life is inherently compelling the whole way through Nasaw finds the intricacies of JPK s early business deals a little too fascinating, for example, whereas it seems to me that they re only interesting to the degree that they display Kennedy s character I wasinterested in Kenn...

  10. says:

    Joe Kennedy was a piece of work.The men in public life he admired the most were Neville Chamberlain, Herbert Hoover, and J Edgar Hoover He deeply distrusted FDR, Winston Churchill, George Marshall, and Harry Truman He campaigned strenuously against military action to resist Hitler and, later, Stalin and his successors He was perfectly consistent, writes David Nasaw in his compelling biography He saw communism in the forties as he had seen Nazism in the thirties as a detestable system b Joe Kennedy was a piece of work.The men in public life he admired the most were Neville Chamberlain, Herbert Hoover, and J Edgar Hoover He deeply distrusted FDR, Winston Churchill, George Marshall, and Harry Truman He campaigned strenuously against military action to resist Hitler and, later, Stalin and his successors He was perfectly consistent, writes David Nasaw in his compelling biography He saw communism in the forties as he had seen Nazism in the thirties as a detestable system but not as a mortal threat to American security Though widely condemned as a bootlegger, Kennedy never had any connection with illegal sales of alcohol, though he later became the nation s largest salesman of legal Scotch whiskey Nor did he have the Mob ties that he was ...

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