Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings by Thomas Maier
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Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings
By Thomas Maier

The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings

A Five-Generation History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic Family

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Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings by Thomas Maier

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For 150 years, the story of the Kennedy family has been inextricably linked to their heritage as Irish-Catholic immigrants-from Patrick Kennedy's 1848 arrival in Brahmin Boston from Country Wexford Ireland, to Joseph Kennedy's Vatican ties and Jackie's thoughts on faith and sorrow, to Kennedy-confidante Father McSorley's religious counsel following the assassination of JFK. Through groundbreaking interviews with Senator Edward Kennedy and other Kennedy family and friends, acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier casts the Kennedy saga in an entirely new light, showing how their Irish catholic heritage influenced their public and private decisions. Released to coincide with a documentary adapted from the book, this edition features a new preface, in which Maier explores the dynamics of the three brothers, Ted Kennedy's legacy, and the 2008 presidential elections that have been touched in so many ways by the Kennedy family.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465043187
ISBN-10: 0465043186
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 48mm)
Pages: 736
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Maier

Thomas Maier is a special writer at New York Newsday. He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Dr. Spock, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and one of the Boston Globe's top ten nonfiction titles of 1998, and Newhouse, which won the Frank Luther Mott Award for Best Media Book. He lives on Long Island, New York.

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