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The Patriarch - The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

David Nasaw

In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedy's life, we relive the history of the American century. "Riveting...The Patriarch is a book hard to put down...As his son indelibly put it some months before his father was struck down: 'Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your county.' One wonders what was going through the mind of the patriarch, sitting a few feet away listening to that soaring sentiment as a fourth-generation Kennedy became president of the United States. After coming to know him over the course of this brilliant, compelling book, the reader might suspect that he was thinking he had done more than enough for his country. But the gods would demand even more." - New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedy's life, we relive the history of the American century. "Riveting...The Patriarch is a book hard to put down...As his son indelibly put it some months before his father was struck down: 'Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your county.' One wonders what was going through the mind of the patriarch, sitting a few feet away listening to that soaring sentiment as a fourth-generation Kennedy became president of the United States. After coming to know him over the course of this brilliant, compelling book, the reader might suspect that he was thinking he had done more than enough for his country. But the gods would demand even more." - New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
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In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedy's life, we relive the history of the American century. "Riveting...The Patriarch is a book hard to put down...As his son indelibly put it some months before his father was struck down: 'Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your county.' One wonders what was going through the mind of the patriarch, sitting a few feet away listening to that soaring sentiment as a fourth-generation Kennedy became president of the United States. After coming to know him over the course of this brilliant, compelling book, the reader might suspect that he was thinking he had done more than enough for his country. But the gods would demand even more." - New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Malcolm Hillgartner

Length:

30h 57m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:55


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:41


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:18


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:40


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:50


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:31


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:21


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:33


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:05


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:06


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:19


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:49


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:17


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:18


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:40


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:24


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:57


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:54


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:41


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:26


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:28


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:45


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:13


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:21


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:08


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:41


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:28


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:59


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:39


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:05


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:01


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:14


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:30


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:59


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:48


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:10


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:33


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:11


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:39


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:54


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:05


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:12


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:16


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:07


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:44


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:40


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:02


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:14


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:10


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:39


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:26


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:44


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:41


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:40


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:40


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:45


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:27


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:40


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:17


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:47


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:40


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:57


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:46


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:54


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:03


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:05


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:15


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:38


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:15


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:45


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:44


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:33


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

07:38


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:59


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:54


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:34


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:50


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:26


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:38


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:21


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:37


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

08:21


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:07


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:48


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:34


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:16


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:10


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:11


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

06:22


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:44


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:11


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

06:29

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