The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys
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📒The Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys ✍ Doris Kearns Goodwin
✏The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys Book Summary : In its drama and scope, this number one bestseller about two families--whose ambitions propelled them to unprecedented power and whose passions nearly destroyed them--is one of the richest works of biography in the last decade. "Rarely has popular history rung so authentic".--The New York Times. First time in trade paper. Photographs.
📒Fitzgeralds And The Kennedys ✍ Doris Kearns Goodwin
✏Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys Book Summary : The noted biographer of Lyndon B. Johnson has written the story of three generations of the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, using records and letters never before made public to present a volume filled with new insights and information about two of America's most powerful families. Black-and-white photographs.
📒The Kennedys America S Emerald Kings ✍ Thomas Maier
✏The Kennedys America s Emerald Kings Book Summary : "An enlightening and original portrait of an almost mythic family and the Irish-Catholic experience, and a portrait of the United Sates at its best and worst." --The Star-Ledger Acclaimed journalist Thomas Maier draws on groundbreaking research and unprecedented access to family members and archival documents to show how the unique Kennedy saga, which has captivated America for decades, was one shaped by the common immigrant experience. The Irish-Catholic immigrant heritage was always central to the Kennedy family experience--beginning with Patrick Kennedy's 1848 arrival in Brahim Boston, continuing with Joseph Kennedy's Vatican ties and through Jackie's revelations of sorrow to Kennedy-confidante Father McSorley following the assassination of JFK. The Kennedys is a revelatory glimpse at a remarkable intersection of private beliefs and public politics--and a spellbinding American epic.
📒The Kennedy Family ✍ S. J. Fuller
✏The Kennedy Family Book Summary : America has no official royalty by design. Yet there have been the Roosevelts, the Adams, the Bushes, the wanabee Clintons and most intriguing of all -- the Kennedys. The Kennedys have so far only reached the presidency once but the assassination of JFK and his brother Robert, and the trials and tribulations of the family members and society in general continue to fascinate the world. This new book presents more than 1200 citations of books and related materials arranged by family member. The accompanying CD-ROM offers ready access and easy searching.
📒The Kennedys ✍ John H. Davis
✏The Kennedys Book Summary : Now revised and fully updated, this "definitive Kennedy biography" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) includes exclusive, previously unknown information on the Palm Beach scandal, the newest revelations on the JFK and RFK assassinations, as well as the latest on America's most notorious family. The author is first cousin to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
📒The Kennedy Legacy ✍ Vincent Bzdek
✏The Kennedy Legacy Book Summary : John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy's individual stories can be seen as essentially one, each successive brother striving to fulfill the interrupted promise of the brother before. The closing of Ted Kennedy's chapter in America's political and cultural life means that, for the first time perhaps, the real measure of the Kennedy legacy can finally be taken. This is a story of a brotherhood in three acts: Act I is John F. Kennedy's presidency, as seen from Ted's front-row seat. Act II is Robert Kennedy's five brief years as the family standard bearer, including his tenure in the Senate with his brother Ted and the memorable 82-day presidential campaign that redefined the Kennedy legacy. Act III is Ted's 40-plus years in the Senate as keeper of the flame. How did the brothers pass the torch to each other? What have the three brothers left us collectively? And who carries the torch forward now? The Kennedy Legacy compellingly answers these questions and much more.
📒The Columbia Companion To American History On Film ✍ Peter C. Rollins
✏The Columbia Companion to American History on Film Book Summary : American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much is entertainment and how much is rooted in historical fact? In The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, more than seventy scholars consider the gap between history and Hollywood. They examine how filmmakers have presented and interpreted the most important events, topics, eras, and figures in the American past, often comparing the film versions of events with the interpretations of the best historians who have explored the topic. Divided into eight broad categories—Eras; Wars and Other Major Events; Notable People; Groups; Institutions and Movements; Places; Themes and Topics; and Myths and Heroes—the volume features extensive cross-references, a filmography (of discussed and relevant films), notes, and a bibliography of selected historical works on each subject. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film is also an important resource for teachers, with extensive information for research or for course development appropriate for both high school and college students. Though each essay reflects the unique body of film and print works covering the subject at hand, every essay addresses several fundamental questions: What are the key films on this topic? What sources did the filmmaker use, and how did the film deviate (or remain true to) its sources? How have film interpretations of a particular historical topic changed, and what sorts of factors—technological, social, political, historiographical—have affected their evolution? Have filmmakers altered the historical record with a view to enhancing drama or to enhance the "truth" of their putative message?
📒John F Kennedy ✍ Jason K. Duncan
✏John F Kennedy Book Summary : Half a century after his assassination, John F. Kennedy continues to evoke widespread fascination, looming large in America’s historical memory. Popular portrayals often show Kennedy as a mythic, heroic figure, but these depictions can obscure the details of the president’s actual achievements and challenges. Despite the short length of his time in office, during his presidency, Kennedy dealt with many of the issues that would come to define the 1960s, including the burgeoning Cold War and the growing Civil Rights movement. In John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism, Jason K. Duncan explains Kennedy’s significance as a political figure of the 20th century in U.S. and world history. Duncan contextualizes Kennedy’s political career through his personal life and addresses the legacy the president left behind. In a concise narrative supplemented by primary documents, including presidential speeches and critical reviews from the left and right, Duncan builds a biography that elucidates the impact of this iconic president and the history of the 1960s.
📒The Fitzgeralds Of County Waterford Ireland ✍ Mary T. Donahue O'Connor
✏The Fitzgeralds of County Waterford Ireland Book Summary : The FitzGerald family arrived in Ireland at the time of the Norman invasion and eventually became one of the most powerful families on that island. Maurice Fitzgerald (1790-1870?) of County Waterford descended from this illustrious family. In 1824 he married Mary Carey (1800-1880?) who was also of Ring, County Waterford. The Carey family was also an old Norman family which had originally gone by the name of Carew. Maurice and Mary were the parents of nine children. In the early 1850s they immigrated to America and settled in Wisconsin. Descendants live in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and other parts of the United States.
📒American Psychosis ✍ E. Fuller Torrey
✏American Psychosis Book Summary : E. Fuller Torrey's book provides an insider's perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program.