Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry

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In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography—the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters—unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world. The woman who emerges in these pages is a fascinating character: savvy about her family’s reputation and resilient enough to persevere through the unfathomable tragedies that befell her. Perry’s account looks past the fanfare, poignantly revealing the matriarch’s vulnerability. The definitive biography, Rose Kennedy provides unequaled access to the life of a remarkable woman who witnessed a century of history and masked her family’s more inconvenient truths while capturing the American imagination. Paperback, 404 pages.

  • Compelling and intimate biography of Rose Kennedy.
  • Draws on newly released diaries and letters.
  • Paperback, 404 pages.