Kennedy and Roosevelt Book
Score: 5
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Kennedy and Roosevelt


  • Author : Michael Beschloss
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504039352

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Kennedy and Roosevelt Excerpt :

The revealing story of Franklin Roosevelt, Joe Kennedy, and a political alliance that changed history, from a New York Times–bestselling author. When Franklin Roosevelt ran for president in 1932, he gained the support of Joseph Kennedy, a little-known businessman with Wall Street connections. Instrumental in Roosevelt’s victory, their partnership began a longstanding alliance between two of America’s most ambitious power brokers. Kennedy worked closely with FDR as the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and later as ambassador to Great Britain. But at the outbreak of World War II, sensing a threat to his family and fortune, Kennedy lobbied against American intervention—putting him in direct conflict with Roosevelt’s intentions. Though he retreated from the spotlight to focus on the political careers of his sons, Kennedy’s relationship with Roosevelt would eventually come full circle in 1960, when Franklin Roosevelt Jr. campaigned for John F. Kennedy’s presidential win. With unprecedented access to Kennedy’s private diaries as well as firsthand interviews with Roosevelt’s family and White House aides, New York Times–bestselling author Michael Beschloss—called “the nation’s leading presidential historian” by Newsweek—presents an insightful study in contrasts. Roosevelt, the scion of a political dynasty, had a genius for the machinery of government; Kennedy, who built his own fortune, was a political outsider determined to build a dynasty of his own. From the author of The Conquerors and Presidential Courage, this is a “fascinating account of the complex, ambiguous relationship of two shrewd, ruthless, power-hungry men” (The New York Times Book Review).

Jack 1939 Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

Jack 1939


  • Author : Francine Mathews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101588857

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Jack 1939 Excerpt :

Charming. Reckless. Brilliant. Deadly. A young Jack Kennedy travels to Europe on a secret mission for Franklin Roosevelt as the world braces for war. It’s the spring of 1939, and the prospect of war in Europe looms large. The United States has no intelligence service. In Washington, D.C., President Franklin Roosevelt may run for an unprecedented third term and needs someone he can trust to find out what the Nazis are up to. His choice: John F. Kennedy. It’s a surprising selection. At twenty-two, Jack Kennedy is the attractive but unpromising second son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Roosevelt’s ambassador to Britain (and occasional political adversary). But when Jack decides to travel through Europe to gather research for his Harvard senior thesis, Roosevelt takes the opportunity to use him as his personal spy. The president’s goal: to stop the flow of German money that has been flooding the United States to buy the 1940 election—an election that Adolf Hitler intends Roosevelt lose. In a deft mosaic of fact and fiction, Francine Mathews has written a gripping espionage tale that explores what might have happened when a young Jack Kennedy is let loose in Europe as the world careens toward war. A potent combination of history and storytelling, Jack 1939 is a sexy, entertaining read.

Theodore Roosevelt Book

Theodore Roosevelt


  • Author : Joshua David Hawley
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300145144

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Theodore Roosevelt Excerpt :

Joshua Hawley examines Roosevelt's political thought to arrive at a revised understanding of his legacy. He sees Roosevelt as galvanizing a 20-year period of reform that permanently altered American politics and Americans' expectations for government social progress and presidents.

Kennedy and Roosevelt Book

Kennedy and Roosevelt


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 19??
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:524093612

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The Ambassador Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Ambassador


  • Author : Susan Ronald
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250238733

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The Ambassador Excerpt :

Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the truth about Joseph P. Kennedy's shockingly controversial tenure as Ambassador to Great Britain on the eve of World War II. On February 18, 1938, Joseph P. Kennedy was sworn in as US Ambassador to the Court of St. James. To say his appointment to the most prestigious and strategic diplomatic post in the world shocked the Establishment was an understatement: known for his profound Irish roots and staunch Catholicism, not to mention his “plain-spoken” opinions and womanizing, he was a curious choice as Europe hurtled toward war. Initially welcomed by the British, in less than two short years Kennedy was loathed by the White House, the State Department and the British Government. Believing firmly that Fascism was the inevitable wave of the future, he consistently misrepresented official US foreign policy internationally as well as direct instructions from FDR himself. The Americans were the first to disown him and the British and the Nazis used Kennedy to their own ends. Through meticulous research and many newly available sources, Ronald confirms in impressive detail what has long been believed by many: that Kennedy was a Fascist sympathizer and an anti-Semite whose only loyalty was to his family's advancement. She also reveals the ambitions of the Kennedy dynasty during this period abroad, as they sought to enter the world of high society London and establish themselves as America’s first family. Thorough and utterly readable, The Ambassador explores a darker side of the Kennedy patriarch in an account sure to generate attention and controversy.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers  The human rights years  1949 1952 Book

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers The human rights years 1949 1952


  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 1135
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822038904835

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers The human rights years 1949 1952 Excerpt :

Volume 1 chronicles Eleanor Roosevelt's development as diplomat, politician, and journalist in the years 1945-1948. It is filled with original writings and speeches that have been annotated and made easily accessible through a comprehensive index. This is part of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project as the first of a five-volume set covering the years 1945-1962.

John F  Kennedy s Presidency Book

John F Kennedy s Presidency


  • Author : Rebecca Rowell
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512482126

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John F Kennedy s Presidency Excerpt :

When John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States in 1961, he stepped to the forefront of an invisible battleground. The Cold War standoff between America and the Soviet Union threatened to lead to nuclear war and worldwide destruction. Kennedy also faced domestic turmoil with the civil rights movement. Despite these challenges, Kennedy worked to bring the country into a "New Frontier." He supported space exploration, the arts, education, and groundbreaking social programs. He took a controversial stand in favor of civil rights legislation, and navigated dangerous webs of foreign affairs. Kennedy inspired the nation with his hopes for the future and his efforts to make them a reality.

The Patriarch Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Patriarch


  • Author : David Nasaw
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101595916

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2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 “Riveting…The Patriarch is a book hard to put down.” – Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review In this magisterial new work The Patriarch, the celebrated historian David Nasaw tells the full story of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Nasaw—the only biographer granted unrestricted access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library—tracks Kennedy's astonishing passage from East Boston outsider to supreme Washington insider. Kennedy's seemingly limitless ambition drove his career to the pinnacles of success as a banker, World War I shipyard manager, Hollywood studio head, broker, Wall Street operator, New Deal presidential adviser, and founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. His astounding fall from grace into ignominy did not come until the years leading up to and following America's entry into the Second World War, when the antiwar position he took as the first Irish American ambassador to London made him the subject of White House ire and popular distaste. The Patriarch is a story not only of one of the twentieth century's wealthiest and most powerful Americans, but also of the family he raised and the children who completed the journey he had begun. Of the many roles Kennedy held, that of father was most dear to him. The tragedies that befell his family marked his final years with unspeakable suffering. The Patriarch looks beyond the popularly held portrait of Kennedy to answer the many questions about his life, times, and legacy that have continued to haunt the historical record. Was Joseph P. Kennedy an appeaser and isolationist, an anti-Semite and a Nazi sympathizer, a stock swindler, a bootlegger, and a colleague of mobsters? What was the nature of his relationship with his wife, Rose? Why did he have his daughter Rosemary lobotomized? Why did he oppose the Truman D

The Nine of Us Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Nine of Us


  • Author : Jean Kennedy Smith
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062444240

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The Nine of Us Excerpt :

In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings, guided by their parents, laughed and learned a great deal under one roof. Prompted by interesting tidbits in the newspaper, Rose and Joe Kennedy would pose questions to their nine children at the dinner table. "Where could Amelia Earhart have gone?" "How would you address this horrible drought?" "What would you do about the troop movements in Europe?" It was a nightly custom that helped shape the Kennedys into who they would become. Before Joe and Rose’s children emerged as leaders on the world stage, they were a loving circle of brothers and sisters who played football, swam, read, and pursued their interests. They were children inspired by parents who instilled in them a strong work ethic, deep love of country, and intense appreciation for the sacrifices their ancestors made to come to America. "No whining in this house!" was their father’s regular refrain. It was his way of reminding them not to complain, to be grateful for what they had, and to give back. In her remarkable memoir, Kennedy Smith—the last surviving sibling—revisits this singular time in their lives. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and vignettes, and illustrated with dozens of family pictures, The Nine of Us vividly depicts this large, close-knit family during a different time in American history. Kennedy Smith offers indelible, elegantly rendered portraits of her larger-than-life siblings and her parents. "They knew how to cure our hurts, bind our wounds, listen to our woes, and help us enjoy life," she writes. "We were lucky children indeed."

Roosevelt and Kennedy Book

Roosevelt and Kennedy


  • Author : John Ray
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1106767609

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It s Up to the Women Book

It s Up to the Women


  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568585956

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It s Up to the Women Excerpt :

"Eleanor Roosevelt never wanted her husband to run for president. When he won, she . . . went on a national tour to crusade on behalf of women. She wrote a regular newspaper column. She became a champion of women's rights and of civil rights. And she decided to write a book." -- Jill Lepore, from the Introduction "Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world," Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It's Up to the Women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. Written at the height of the Great Depression, she called on women particularly to do their part -- cutting costs where needed, spending reasonably, and taking personal responsibility for keeping the economy going. Whether it's the recommendation that working women take time for themselves in order to fully enjoy time spent with their families, recipes for cheap but wholesome home-cooked meals, or America's obligation to women as they take a leading role in the new social order, many of the opinions expressed here are as fresh as if they were written today.

Why England Slept Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Why England Slept


  • Author : John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Publisher : New York : W. Funk
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Genre: Disarmament
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000149776

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Why England Slept Excerpt :

An appraisal of the tragic event of the thirties that led to World War II, giving an account of England's unpreparedness for war and a atudy of the short-commings of democracy when confronted by the menace of totalitarism.

Kennedy and Roosevelt Book

Kennedy and Roosevelt


  • Author : Outlet
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983-04-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0517359731

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The Uncertain Friendship Book

The Uncertain Friendship


  • Author : Herbert Druks
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 0313314233

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The Uncertain Friendship Excerpt :

Examines the roles played by Israelis and Americans in the formation and survival of an independent Israel.

When Lions Roar Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

When Lions Roar


  • Author : Thomas Maier
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307956804

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When Lions Roar Excerpt :

A far-reaching history of the intertwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys discusses their respective family views, how they overcame bitter differences to unite against Hitler and the enduring influence of their collaborations. 30,000 first printing.