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November 17, 2012


The Patriarch

Just published: The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw.

New York Times: "Kennedyland is terrain notably susceptible to idolatry, hatemongering, whitewash, conspiracy-thinking, sensationalism and other agendas. Nasaw credibly avers that he has taken forensic pains to excise anything that could not be confirmed by primary sources. I am no historian, but the evidence appears to support his claim. His research is Robert Caro-esque; barely a paragraph is not footnoted. And he is unsparing about his subject's shortcomings, which are numerous."














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