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Barbara A. Perry - Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
Jul 29 2013 7:00 pm
Jul 29 2013 8:00 pm
Overshadowed by the prominence of her husband and sons, Rose Kennedy was in fact a strong-willed woman. She defied her father—Boston mayor John Fitzgerald—to marry Kennedy, stage-managed media events with her family, and campaigned for her sons. Perry, a senior fellow in the University of Virginia’s Presidential Oral History Program and a biographer of Jacqueline Kennedy, draws on her subject’s previously unavailable diaries and letters to give an intimate, multi-faceted picture of the matriarch’s life.
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