[ BOOKS ] ⚡ The Kennedys at War Author Edward J. Renehan Jr. – Thomashillier.co.uk

10 thoughts on “The Kennedys at War

  1. says:

    Too many books on the Kennedys tend to skip over the war years, or just focus on Kennedy Senior s time as Ambassador, so this book is refreshing in that its sole focus on what the Kennedy family, and that means all the Kennedys, were doing during those years My only criticism is that it s very heavily skewed towards Kennedy Senior, and Joe, Kick and Jack, with only cursory mentions of Rose, Teddy, Bobby, Eunice, Pat, J...

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    This is the best written Kennedy book I ve read the meticulous detail about Joe Sr s failure to understand the threat from Hitler all the way to the enshrouding of why PT 109 was hit in the first place is excellent reading The author is funny in a way I don t expect from historical writers and I enjoyed this all theHe portrays the Kennedys as I think they really were, using research and evidence to neither deify nor demonize them as many books do but show them as real and conflicted This is the best written Kennedy book I ve read the meticulous detail about Joe Sr s failure to understand the threat from Hitler all the way to the enshrouding of why PT 109 was hit in the first place i...

  3. says:

    This was a great picture of the Kennedy family It is a great look into what made the family something that became so fascinating For anyone interested in defining the Kennedy family this book is a must read The author covered the topics thoroughly without getting boring.

  4. says:

    Very interesting Information I had not yet heard about the Kennedy family.

  5. says:

    Great ReadIt s a great read bringing to light great insight into the people instead of the customary sterile reports of their daily lives.

  6. says:

    Obama might be all about change like JFK but like John McCain, JFK was a war hero first This book tells that story and some trash on the larger Kennedy family.

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The Kennedys at War A Dramatic, Fascinating And Revisionist Narrative Detailing How America S First Family Was Changed Utterly During World War II First Rate History Grounded In Scholarship And Brought To Life By A Critically Acclaimed Author.From Breathless Hagiographies To Scandal Mongering Expos S, No Family Has Generated Bestselling Books Than The Kennedys None Of Them, However, Has Focused On The Watershed Period Of World War II, When The Course Of The Family And Its Individual Members Changed Utterly Now, In An Engaging Narrative Grounded In Impeccable Scholarship, Edward J Renehan, Jr., Provides A Dramatic Portrait Of Years Marked By Family Tensions, Heartbreaks, And Heroics It Was During This Time That Tragedy Began To Haunt The Family Joe Jr S Death, The Untimely Widowhood Of Kathleen A.k.a Kick , Rosemary S Lobotomy But It Was Also The Time In Which John F Kennedy Rose Above The Strictures Of The Clan And Became His Own Man In The Late 1930s, The Kennedys Settled In London, Where Joseph Kennedy, Sr., Was Serving As Ambassador A Virulent Anti Semite And Isolationist, Kennedy Relentlessly And Ruthlessly Fought To Keep America Out Of The War In Europe His Behavior As Patriarch In Many Ways Mirrored His Public Style Though He Was Devoted To The Family, He Was Also Manipulative And Autocratic In Re Creating The Intense And Tension Filled Interactions Among The Family, Renehan Offers Riveting, Often Revisionist Views Of Joseph Sr Heir Apparent Joe Jr Kick, The Beautiful Socialite And Jack, The Complex Charmer He Demonstrates That Joe Jr., Although Much Like His Father In Opinion And Character, Was Driven To Volunteer For A Deadly Mission In Large Part Because Of His Fury At Jack S Seemingly Easy Successes Renehan Also Delves Into Why Kick, A Good Catholic Girl, Chose To Abandon Her Religion For The Chance To Enter The Fairytale World Of The British Aristocracy, Only To Suffer A Horrendous Tragedy.It Is Renehan S Reassessment Of Jack, However, That Is Particularly Striking In Subtly Breaking Away From His Domineering Father Over The Issue Of World War II, Renehan Argues, Jack Began To Forge The Character That Would Eventually Take Him To The Oval Office Going Behind The Familiar And Accurate Image Of JFK As A Reckless Playboy, Renehan Shows Us A Young Man Of Great Intelligence, Moral Courage, And Truly Astonishing Physical Bravery From The Hardcover Edition.