The House of Kennedy

The House of KennedyThe Kennedys Have Always Been A Family Of Charismatic Adventurers, Raised To Take Risks And Excel, Living By The Dual Family Mottos To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected And Win At All Costs And They Do But At A PriceAcross Decades And Generations, The Kennedys Have Occupied A Unique Place In The American Imagination Charmed, Cursed, At Once Familiar And Unknowable The House Of Kennedy Is A Revealing, Fascinating Account Of America S Most Storied Family, As Told By America S Most Trusted Storyteller There has been so much written about the Kennedys in the last half century that when I noticed James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen had collaborated on a piece about the family, I was not sure what they could bring to the table After trying to keep an open mind, I was pleasantly surprised by the contents of this book, which acts as a basic primer, offering some biographical backgrounds with a peppering of the scandals that have plagued the family for close to a century Patterson and Fagen look to There has been so much written about the Kennedys in the last half century that when I noticed James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen had collaborated on a piece about the family, I was not sure what they could bring to the table After trying to keep an open mind, I was pleasantly surprised by the contents of this book, which acts as a basic primer, offering some biographical backgrounds with a peppering of the scandals that have plagued the family for close to a century Patterson and Fagen look to the roots of the Kennedy family, where Joseph Sr and Rose were both highly active in their respective households Catholic to the core, the Kennedys began having children and watching them grow There are brief snippets about Joseph Jr and Rosemary, before the book delves into the meatier aspects of John, Robert, and Edward Teddy Kennedy These three men, the core political wing of the family, all suffered through their own scandals and tragedies, but also are shown to have brought about change in their own ways From there, the book looks at some of the offshoot cousins, who were not removed from scandalous behaviours, such as murder and rape, before setting the path for the final Kennedy, John F Kennedy, Jr In a book full of vignettes, the authors do well to provide the reader with some superficial information to whet their appetites Recommended to Kennedy fans who may want to know a littlesuch as myself , as well as the reader who enjoys some biographical non fiction about one of America s well known dynasties.I label myself as a Kennedy fan of high order, though I have often looked within the political realm, rather than many of the scalacious and dramatic histories that many writers have uncovered When I saw this collaborative effort, I could not help but wonder if this would be a slapped together piece, full of basic information an elementary history tome could offer However, I was pleasantly surprised to see the detail and attention to flow that occurs within the book While the authors do gloss over a great deal, the amount that is covered not to mention some of the little known facts about which I had no idea is staggering and offered a well rounded picture of America s best known dynasty The authors seem not to push their opinions too strongly, choosing instead to present the reader with something full of information and cited to boot While I am still stymied as to why James Patterson s name would appear on the book, as he is surely a thriller writer above all else, its presence will certainly help Cynthia Fagen gain needed recognition I suspect this is a case of JP on the cover, the book automatically sells Fagen s work here does much to buoy my impression of the contents and the style of writing was so easily synthesised that I may have to see what else she s penned on the subject With short chapters perhaps the Patterson influence and a story that pushes forward throughout, this is not a book to dismiss at first sight I may just have to find some of the areas about which I want to knowand proceed from there.Kudos, Mr Patterson and Madam Fagen, for a refreshing look at a family who has spent decades under the microscope You breathe new life into this stuff and I am happy to have taken the time to read it Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge What attracted me to The House of Kennedy by James Patterson was the hope that this book would be different from all the many books written about a family whose claim to fame was the fact that they were extremely rich and therefore, able to write their own rules Alas, this was the same tired retelling of the Kennedy clan s escapades Yes there were many tragedies in the lives they chose These horrors will remain in people s minds forever This book is the same as all the previous tomes it see What attracted me to The House of Kennedy by James Patterson was the hope that this book would be different from all the many books written about a family whose claim to fame was the fact that they were extremely rich and therefore, able to write their own rules Alas, this was the same tired retelling of the Kennedy clan s escapades Yes there were many tragedies in the lives they chose These horrors will remain in people s minds forever This book is the same as all the previous tomes it seems that the reading public cannot get enough gossip about the Kennedys, even if there is never anything new The story of the Kennedy dynasty that reads like a novel Enjoyable, interesting, and very James Patterson. Oh lookie James Patterson has found a new pool of ghostwriters So, how many James Patterson books will be released this year Patterson writes non fiction that reads like a finely paced novel Public lives, private torments, politics, patriotism and adventure This is an engaging look back at not just a family, but a large part of American history. This non fiction book co written with Cynthia Fagen flows smoothly through several generations and dozens of the Kennedy dynasty For those of us who have lived through much of this tragic Kennedy history, many memories are stirred about the seemingly unending series of assassinations, fatal plane accidents, alcohol abuse and marital infidelities I m grateful for the balanced handling of so many historical moments and the modest unraveling of complex personal struggles expressed in both signifi This non fiction book co written with Cynthia Fagen flows smoothly through several generations and dozens of the Kennedy dynasty For those of us who have lived through much of this tragic Kennedy history, many memories are stirred about the seemingly unending series of assassinations, fatal plane accidents, alcohol abuse and marital infidelities I m grateful for the balanced handling of so many historical moments and the modest unraveling of complex personal struggles expressed in both significant virtue and appalling evil, all unfolding inside the pressure cooker environment of the Kennedy obsession with performance, to win at any cost Readers will admire the Camelot family s rarely matched contribution to America and the indelible imprint of political service they rendered The reader s heart must also be grieved by the most unfortunate chain of calamities that gave birth to the idea of a Kennedy curse and such self destructive behavior that brought such shame and brokenness.Not a first rate biography of the Kennedy House, but an informative survey of the family s ill fated history The Kennedy s have always been of interest to me I ve read many books about them This takes you through the history of the Kennedy family Their burdens, their tragedies and things you might not know if you haven t read much about them A good read.Thank you Little Brown for gifting me a copy of this book.Dawnny RubyNovels N Latte Hudson Valley NY Because of my age, I remember the history of the Kennedy family I was in middle school when JFK was assassinated and in high school when Bobby was killed Like many people, I cried and felt that both were the end of an era This book stirred up all of those memories I didn t have as much knowledge of the next two generations of the family so I found much of that information to be interesting and a bit like national enquirer in the way it was presented Overall, this would be an interesting boo Because of my age, I remember the history of the Kennedy family I was in middle school when JFK was assassinated and in high school when Bobby was killed Like many people, I cried and felt that both were the end of an era This book stirred up all of those memories I didn t have as much knowledge of the next two generations of the family so I found much of that information to be interesting and a bit like national enquirer in the way it was presented Overall, this would be an interesting book for someone who knew very little about the Kennedy family if there is anyone like that For me, it was a trip down memory lane with very little information Much of this book read like fiction and in my opinion, James Patterson should stick to fiction where he excels Quite disappointing Most of the content you could get within minutes with a quick search on the Kennedys on wikipedia What bothered me the most is that in this book rumours are often treated as facts If you ever watched a documentary on the Kennedys, you don t have to read this book You would ve heard almost everything already The narrator of the audio does horrible female voices btw An immigrant family that thrives with the utmost determination to become truly relevant in the United States There are so many books written about this talented from the grandparen An immigrant family that thrives with the utmost determination to become truly relevant in the United States There are so many books written about this talented dedicated family that you will need to just read delve into the histrionics of the Kennedy s There were a lot of things that I didn t know so I stopped and researched the information to obtain a clear understanding about the autobiography This book isn t about the most famous Kennedy s It s the whole family from the grandparents unto the present time J P took each member of the Kennedy family, from arrival to the United States from Ireland to the death of JFK Jr., and provided an indepth look into the solidity of family values, rivalry, to never fail at anything, addictions, family secrets, plots, political power.just to name some Their cavalier regard towards life made their deaths so hard to bear They never showed fear because it wasn t embedded in them They pushed the resistance buttonthan necessary the end result was worse than anyone expected I don t believe there s a curse on the Kennedy family I believe their free spirited decisions outweighed the structural balance to live their lives any other way than how they lived This book took you through a timeline of this family, their issues, sibling rivalry, squirmishes with the law their unhealthy addictions Joe Rose had nine children, 4 boys 5 girls, it seemed as if the females in this family were not pushed as hard as the boys to succeed but they were just as successful as their brothers I learned a lot in this book I m not thinking about any conspiracy theories about this family I just wanted to read about this family that came to America and by whatever means necessary, they succeeded to become a family whose legacy will never be forgotten

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • The House of Kennedy
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 10 November 2017
  • 0316454486