The Sins of the Father by Ronald Kessler
Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded

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Thisfirst serious volume focusing exclusively on Joseph Patrick Kennedy --Ronald Kessler recreates the life and times of this ambitious, powerful, masterfully manipulative man. Utilizing extensive research and interviews with Kennedy family members and their intimates, speaking on record for the first time, Kessler reveals stunning details of JPK's enormous accomplishments and the terrible personal losses he suffered.

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Ronald Kessler was born in New York City in 1943. He grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an American journalist and author of 18 nonfiction books. Kessler worked at the Washington Post for many years. After this he began to write books about current affairs and national intelligence topics. Four of his books were listed on the hardcover nonfiction New York Times Best Seller list. In 2009 he published In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.
Published March 30, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 456 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Entertainment Weekly

America needs another Kennedy book like America needs another .

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Kennedy, Kessler provides insight into the construction and maintenance of the Kennedy dynasty: how Joseph Kennedy molded his family by stressing the importance of appearances and by controlling the media image attached to the family name.

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