The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings
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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Review: The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings: A Five-Generation History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic FamilyUser Review - Annetteb - Goodreads
This book fed my curiosity about the Kennedy family - a by-product of growing up in the JFK era. Though the book wasn't a great book, I learned a lot about Irish history, the K. family and the papal ... Read full review
Review: The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings: A Five-Generation History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic FamilyUser Review - Scott Archer - Goodreads
Superb. Even if you do not care for the Kennedy clan, this book is as much about the history of Irish Catholicism in America with ample research into the conditions in Ireland leading to the mass emigration. This is meticulous research worthy of 5 stars. Read full review