The first Kennedys : the humble roots of an American dynasty
(Large Print)

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Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2022.
Edition
Large print edition.
ISBN
9781432899165, 1432899163
Physical Desc
563 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
Status
Acton - Adult
LargePrint Biography Kennedy family
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Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2022.
Format
Large Print
Edition
Large print edition.
Street Date
2206
Language
English
ISBN
9781432899165, 1432899163

Notes

General Note
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition"--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-559).
Description
"Based on genealogical breakthroughs and previously unreleased records, this is the first book to explore the inspiring story of the poor Irish refugee couple who escaped famine, created a life together in a city hostile to Irish, immigrants, and Catholics, and launched the Kennedy dynasty in America. Their Irish ancestry was a hallmark of the Kennedys' initial political profile, as JFK leveraged his working-class roots to connect with blue-collar voters. Today, we remember this iconic American family as the vanguard of wealth, power, and style rather than as the descendants of poor immigrants. Here at last, we meet the first American Kennedys, Patrick and Bridget, who arrived as many thousands of others did following the Great Famine--penniless and hungry. Less than a decade after their marriage in Boston, Patrick's sudden death left Bridget to raise their children single-handedly. Her rise from housemaid to shop owner in the face of rampant poverty and discrimination kept her family intact, allowing her only son P.J. to become a successful saloon owner and businessman. P.J. went on to become the first American Kennedy elected to public office--the first of many. Written by the grandson of an Irish immigrant couple and based on first-ever access to P.J. Kennedy's private papers, The First Kennedys is a story of sacrifice and survival, resistance and reinvention: an American story"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, N. (2022). The first Kennedys: the humble roots of an American dynasty (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, Neal. 2022. The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, Neal. The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, Neal. The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2022.

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