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by Ronald Kessler

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Author:
Ronald Kessler
ISBN13:
978-0340671665
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0340671661
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Warner Books; First Edition edition (1996)
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Here, he delves into the life of the monolithic Joseph Kennedy. I found the book fascinating not simply because of the truths it exposed, but of the picture it paints of Joe Kennedy. What a vicious, cowardly human being

Here, he delves into the life of the monolithic Joseph Kennedy. The Sins of the Father is the definitive new biography of Joseph P. Kennedy. What a vicious, cowardly human being. But, the press, for the most part protected them for years and so the legend continued.

Kessler, Ronald, 1943-. New York : Warner Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

This book was a good. Kessler's fast-paced, scathing biography of the pater familias of the Kennedy Dynasty at times feels like a full-fledged take-down in book form. It exposes Joseph Kennedy for the disgusting womanizing crook he was but that isn't the surprise. What was surprising in this book was how PRO-NAZI Joe Kennedy was and the iron-fisted control he had on his children even when they were adults. Kessler often reminds the reader of the mythological facade of the Kennedy line, but proceeds to tear down that image with the bleak and brutal truth of Joseph Kennedy's life.

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Ronald Kessler was born in New York City in 1943. He grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an American journalist and author of 20 nonfiction books. Kessler worked at the Washington Post for many years. After this he began to write books about current affairs and national intelligence topics. Four of his books were listed on the hardcover nonfiction New York Times Best Seller list. In 2009 he published In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.

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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.

Kessler offers stunning new insights into Kennedy's sex life, the horrifying, real story of his daughter Rosemary's . What he cared about was having power

Kessler offers stunning new insights into Kennedy's sex life, the horrifying, real story of his daughter Rosemary's illness, the depth of his anti-Semitism and ties to the Nazis, his full relationship with the Catholic Church, and more. For all his wealth and power, Joe Kennedy was not a happy man.

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  • I'm a life long Massachusetts resident, and have lived with the Kennedy mystique and "legend" most of my life. The first book that exposed some of the fallacies concerning the royal family was Bishop's book about the day Kennedy was killed. I was in high school when it happened, and this state went insane with anger and grief. I found the book fascinating not simply because of the truths it exposed, but of the picture it paints of Joe Kennedy. What a vicious, cowardly human being. But, the press, for the most part protected them for years and so the legend continued. What brought much of it to a head here was the Chappaquiddick incident. And with that, the veil was finally pulled away. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Excellent book! Granted, Kennedy was shot about 7 years before I was born, but I have done a lot of reading about JFK and his family. JFK sounds like he was a great president. (I once asked my dad how he liked JFK as president. He said, "He was okay. He had his own money and didn't want mine!") However, the patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy, was an evil, womanizing, SOB. How did he get his money?: Bootlegging, and insider trading, ultimately leading to the rules we have now against insider trading. I really see a lot of karma in this book. There were great things about this family, but for all the good, there was some karma to pay for that. This is a very truthful book, according to everything else I have learned about this family. It's a very good read!

  • I have read a lot books about Joe the last few years. This is by far the best, in that it provided a lot details not mentioned in other books. Joe exercised regularly, and never drank, which is no revelation. So much so he looked younger than his age for many years.Although the book might sound critical of Joe, it is clear Joe was no angel. His relationship with F.D.R. is always of interest to me, and this book goes into great detail. I think this book questions Joe's ethics,but makes it clear he had none basically. He manipulated stocks before heading the S.E.C. and after most likely. Joe liked the ladies: young women, movie starlets, and the wives of business associates, all which he chased women aggressively. One business associate went on the record that Joe asked for his wife during a golf game. Joe's business exploits were just as ruthless. He created artificial shortages in his alcohol business, to create more profits. He took advantage of his position as a Ambassador to England to procure shipping space on the Trans-Atlantic ships to ship his alcohol and reap war time profits. Procuring shipping space was difficult at the time as the war in Europe was heating up. He made huge money in the stock market manipulating stocks. During the war, when air transportation was tight, he frequently bumped soldiers traveling on orders; and he if he did not get his way he called the White House and got them to make it happen. When prohibition started he made huge money in illegal booze. When the stock market crashed he just happened to be in cash. He used the movie business to make money no doubt, but it was also a conveniant ploy to meet starlets most likely. When the depression hit he was buying real estate, the place in Florida, and the big place at Cape Cod, all at bargain prices. At the end of the war, he started buying commercial real estate, like that mall area in Chicago, at bargain prices, which only recently the family sold. He guessed right that business and real estate would recover after the war. Business wise everything Joe touched turned to gold. One person went on the record saying Joe would "cultivated the hell out of anybody useful to him". Joe would be hot or cold to people, as he frequently cut people off once he was done with them, as seen in this book. He was not sentimental about people or relationships.

    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.

  • This is a good detailed book, sometimes it is too lengthy in making a point about Joe Kennedy but it is well written and a good for late night reading. You will be surprised or not at the type of scheming and lying that this ol patriarch does to get over on the public and to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, either for himself or his family. Joe Kennedy was controlling, manipulative and demanding. Far from the image of the 1960's of this great father figure. His children never waivered from his rule. Rose Kennedy was a "trip"!!! She comes across in this book as a doped up self-righteous narcissistic clothes-driven absentee mother. What a combination of her and Joe. Oh and she hated sex, with nine kids. I grew up hearing about the wonderful Kennedy family, how close-knit they were. What a crock!
    Back to the book - it will tell you some things, bring some things to light and confirm all the rumors.
    Well written.