ROSE KENNEDY by Barbara Perry

July 29, 2013

Barbara A. Perry spoke about her book, Rose Kennedy, at Politics & Prose on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Overshadowed by the prominence of her husband and sons, Rose Kennedy was in fact a strong-willed woman. She defied her father—Boston mayor John Fitzgerald—to marry Kennedy, stage-managed media events with her family, and campaigned for her sons. Perry, a senior fellow in the University of Virginia’s Presidential Oral History Program and a biographer of Jacqueline Kennedy, draws on her subject’s previously unavailable diaries and letters to give an intimate, multi-faceted picture of the matriarch’s life.

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ISBN: 9780393349467
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 21st, 2014