PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama)

Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier

The Kennedys: An American Drama characters Ñ 7 The Kennedys may well be the most photographed written about talked about admired hated and controversial family in American history But for all the words and pictures the real story was not told until Peter Collier and David Horowitz spent years researching archives and interviewing both family members and hundreds of people close to the Kennedys An immediate classic The Kennedys combines intimate knowledg This is a great overview of the Kennedy family in three generations I was afraid that I would care nothing about the third generation but that was a particularly intriguing section Bobby s death devastated that family in so many ways Unfortunately for me the women of the families are skimmed over and not really developed The book should be entitled 3 Generations of Some Kennedy Men It has a pick and choose kind of feel Steve Smith husband of one of the Kennedys has a lot coverage than his wife The same is true for Sargent Shriver Hmmm maybe these authors couldn t find enough concrete info or documents about the ladies in the familyAnyway I felt the book was easy to read and had some great insights If you are a sucker for political biography like me pick it up

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The Kennedys: An American Drama characters Ñ 7 E with a perspective free of obligations to family loyalties and myths bringing the story of four generations of America's family fully into view Collier and Horowitz capture the strain of ambition; the dynastic ebb and flow; the invention of a mythic identity; the corrosive underside of the dream of Camelot developed over four generations that led one young Kennedy to say We broke the rules and in turn we Peter Collier and David Horowitz were comrades of the New Left former radicals who over time moved to the right This was written during the time they had absorbed some of the lessons of the sixties but hadn t become active in trying to undo the damage That is to say I think they were by this time neither people trying to burnish the Kennedy image nor people who were trying to tear them down I think this is a thoughtful readable portrait of a family that doesn t pull its punches but still manages to show empathy for their subject and evidently well researched they spent years researching this and interviewing members of the family and those involved with them And it s engaging from beginning to end covering three generations from Joe Senior to his grandchildren up to the 1980s All of which makes for a good biography

Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier

The Kennedys: An American Drama characters Ñ 7 Were broken by them The Kennedys An American Drama is a fascinating and brilliantly comprehensive history that brings together for the first time all the complex strains of the story of the Kennedys' rise and fall The authors have added new material showing the effect of the death of John F Kennedy Jr and the other family tragedies of the last few years on the Kennedys and their mythic role in American life The book was thoroughly researched and for the most part well presented I would like to have seen than a page or so devoted to the assassination and aftermath of JFK and RFK and only a vague allusion once sentence to JFK Jr s tragic death As other reviewers have noted the authors seemed to focus on certain family members than others although I suppose with such a large family it would be hard to give each member eual time without making the book ponderously long I certainly learned about the family than the Camelot aura it has been given for example I did not know about Joe and Kick s deaths by airplane and the ominous foreshadowing for JFK Jr nor the depth of dysfunction from one generation to the next and among the generations themselves The level of competition the depths of depravity womanizing drugs and the book almost reads like a soap opera And along the way I learned a lot of American history as each generation came of age WWII Korea Cuban Missile Crisis Bay of Pigs Vietnam and What I found distracting to the point of annoyance was that in my particular edition there were so many typos Several in each chapter sometimes several on one page Constantly a comma was used instead of the e accent character Names were misspelled Mim Garrison instead of Jim regular nouns were capitalized and sometimes proper nouns were not paragraphs were broken in half mid sentence a b instead of a d in a word It was hard to concentrate on the content of the book when the form was disrupted Where was the editing and proofreading For that reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5


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  1. says: Peter Collier µ 7 review Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier review The Kennedys: An American Drama

    review The Kennedys: An American Drama PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Peter Collier µ 7 review My edition was from the 1980s and was a pretty comprehensive history of three generations of the KennedysIt read like a soa

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    Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier Peter Collier µ 7 review PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) I just finished this book The Kennedys An American Drama It is one of the longest books I've read at 522 pages LONG LONG LONG The stories of each of the characters really is touched on and with that many family members really is handled in a story book fashion They handled the assinations of Jack and Bobby in half page each segments i have

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    Peter Collier µ 7 review Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier review The Kennedys: An American Drama This is a great overview of the Kennedy family in three generations I was afraid that I would care nothing about the third generation but that was a particularly intriguing section Bobby's death devastated that family in so many ways Unfortunately for me the women of the families are skimmed over and not really developed The book should be entitled 3 Generations of Some Kennedy Men It has a pick and choose kin

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Peter Collier µ 7 review review The Kennedys: An American Drama Peter Collier and David Horowitz were comrades of the New Left former radicals who over time moved to the right This was written during the time they had absorbed some of the lessons of the sixties but hadn't become active in trying to undo the damage That is to say I think they were by this time neither people trying to burnish the Kennedy image nor people who were trying to tear them down I think this is a thoughtful readable portrait of

  5. says: Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Peter Collier µ 7 review

    PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) uite a detailed account of the family from the early one who came from Ireland to Joe Kennedy who married Rose Fitzgerald daughter of another Boston Irish politician to JFK and Bobby and Teddy and the others down to the generation of the 1980s Despite not getting help from the family directly the authors did very well Took a while to read and skimmed the last uarter of it Extremely interesting if you want to k

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    Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Peter Collier µ 7 review Brilliant book about the Kennedy family Anybody who is interested in them or even just American politics especially 50s and 60s should read this

  7. says: PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier review The Kennedys: An American Drama

    PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) The book was thoroughly researched and for the most part well presented I would like to have seen than a page or so devoted to the assassination and aftermath of JFK and RFK and only a vague allusion once sentence to JFK Jr's tragic death As other reviewers have noted the authors seemed to focus on certain family members than others although

  8. says: Peter Collier µ 7 review Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier review The Kennedys: An American Drama

    PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier Peter Collier µ 7 review Fascinating in parts slow and dragging in parts — it took me six months reading sections at a time to get through the whole thing Several other books have mentioned the Kennedy claims the authors “tricked and abused” the late David Kenn

  9. says: PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Read & Download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Peter Collier review The Kennedys: An American Drama

    PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Liked this book because the authors were not “in the pocket” of the Kennedys They wrote the history of the family without political objectives nor furthering family myths The story is tragic what a mess they made of each other’s lives and as a result they brought down those around them One wonders what they could have achiev

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Kennedys: An American Drama) Good overview of the family and how they started in America But lacking detail on the key historical moments The book became boring after the assassination of Robert of which surprisingly there was minimal information So a useful reference book in parts but nothing like the full story is revealed

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  • Paperback
  • 522
  • The Kennedys: An American Drama
  • Peter Collier
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 9781893554313