The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded

The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded

by Ronald Kessler

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From the New York Times bestselling author of 20 books about the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA comes the detailed account of the life and times of the ambitious, powerful, masterfully manipulative Joseph Patrick Kennedy.

For all his wealth and power, Joe Kennedy was not a happy man. He also had no shame. What he cared about was having power. Through the political dynasty that he founded, he achieved that for generations to come. If he hurt and corrupted others in the process, no one had the courage to challenge him.

The results are the myths that continue to enshrine the Kennedy family and maintain it as a national obsessions. This book explodes those myths. Utilizing extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates, speaking on record for the first time, Kessler reveals stunning details of Joseph Kennedy's enormous accomplishments and the terrible personal losses he suffered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455521876
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/30/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 454,864
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

RONALD KESSLER is the New York Times bestselling author of The Terrorist Watch, The Bureau, Inside the White House, and The CIA at War. A former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, he has won sixteen journalism awards. Kessler lives in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife, Pamela.

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The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disjointed, hard to follow, poorly written - no analytical insight. Mostly inuendo with no hard support to claims. Truely a disaappointment.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, very informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read instead "The Patriarch" - same subject, much better biography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read Kessler's other books enjoyed them as I enjoyed reading Sins of the Father. However, the narrative in this book doesn't seem to follow any chronological order, so on occasion the reader must backtrack to pick up the storyline again.
TT2135 More than 1 year ago
Worst book i have ever got on my Noon and made even more of a burden by Barnes and Noble sending me emails to fill out an review. Wish they would stop that
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of Joseph Kennedy reads like many of the salacious articles one might find in today's less-than-gracious tabloids. This up from his bootstraps ex radio personality and 'creator' of many of America's most honored public figures (Jack, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy), held secrets to the ways of power, corruption, and countless other nefarious 'sports'. Joe Kennedy will be remembered for as much of the ill that he created as for fathering such great public figures, and this excellent book captures it all.