- Tapa dura: 496 páginas
- Editor: Grand Central Pub Mass Market (1 de marzo de 1996)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0446518840
- ISBN-13: 978-0446518840
- Valoración media de los clientes: 1 opinión de cliente
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº752.779 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded (Inglés) Tapa dura – mar 1996
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An award-winning investigative journalist draws on interviews with the Kennedy family and their intimates to trace the life and times of Joseph Kennedy, including his sexual affairs, his daughter Rosemary's illness, and his anti-Semitism. National ad/promo.
The Sins of the Father is the definitive new biography of Joseph P. Kennedy. Based on extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates speaking on the record for the first time, it offers an outstanding personal history - and provides shocking revelations about one of the most influential figures of our time. To the mythmakers of his day, Joseph P. Kennedy, like his glamorous and doomed presidential son Jack, led a charmed existence. He was celebrated as the son of an East Boston saloonkeeper who rose to become one of the richest men in the country. He served as the wartime ambassador to Great Britain, the chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and the chairman of the United States Maritime Commission. He was also a major legitimate liquor distributor, a moviemaker in Hollywood, and a master manipulator of the stock market. Yet his fortune, estimated at $100 million, traced its beginnings to his career as a bootlegger in partnership with organized crime during the Prohibition era. Even more disturbing, he was a documented anti-Semite and an appeaser of Adolf Hitler. The beaming family portraits and admiring newsmagazine prose never portrayed any of his many mistresses - or hinted at his seemingly unlimited corruption and duplicity.
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I think F.D.R. Jr said it best of Joe. Joe was a business genius, but a terrible human being.
All and all I liked the book. It was an easy read. Personally, I find Joe Kennedy facinating, and how extreme wealth affects people.
Back to the book - it will tell you some things, bring some things to light and confirm all the rumors.
I would say that the book was a good read as long as you don't give equal weight to every section and get bogged down..