The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga

By: Goodwin, Doris Kearns

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4th printing. Signed without inscription by author on front flyleaf. Rear hinge repaired, 1/2 inch tear to bottom jacket corner, jacket lightly rubbed and toned. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 932 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs on endpapers, several sections of photos throughout text. The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys is the sweeping history of two immigrant families, their rise to become potent political dynasties, and the marriage that brought the two together to found the most powerful family in America. Drawing on unprecedented access to the family and its private papers, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian Doris Kearns Goodwin takes readers from John Francis 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald's baptism in 1863 through his reign as mayor of Boston, to the inauguration of his grandson as president ninety-eight years later. Each character emerges unforgettably: the young, shrewdly political Rose Fitzgerald; her powerful, manipulative husband, Joseph P. Kennedy; and the 'Golden Trio' of Kennedy children -- Joe Jr., Kathleen, and Jack -- whose promise was eclipsed by the family's legacy of tragedy. Through the prism of two self-made families, Goodwin reveals the ambitions and the hopes that form the fabric of the American nation.

Title: The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga

Author: Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Categories: American, American Presidents, Signed,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1987

ISBN Number: 0671231081

ISBN Number 13: 9780671231088

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2265870

Keywords: HISTORY FITZGERALD FAMILY KENNEDY BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1987 DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN FITZERALDS KENNEDYS AMERICAN SAGA,