|Corning - Southeast Steuben County Library||1||973.922 ROS||Adult NonFiction Book|
|Elmira - Steele Memorial Library||1||973.922 ROS||Adult NonFiction Book|
A selection of more than 300 images--including family letters, personal ephemera, and captivating photographs--collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, many never seen before, featuring the beloved and revered Kennedy family: This remarkable history dates from 1878 through 1946--up to the aftermath of WWII and the beginning of JFK's political career--and covers everything from the family's first home to beach vacations, from children's birthdays to first Communions. The images capture the formative years of a uniquely American dynasty, imparting a glowing nostalgia to the period and detailing the family's progress as it grows from a pair of turn-of-the-century newlyweds into a populous, vibrant clan of hopeful young men and women on the brink of their brilliant destinies. This is a piece of Americana that readers will treasure.
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born in New York City on born November 27, 1957 to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She received an A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1979 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1988. She is the author and editor of several books on constitutional law, American history, politics, and poetry including In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action, The Right to Privacy, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, A Patriot's Handbook, A Family Christmas, and She Walks in Beauty - A Woman's Journey through Poems. She has also compiled the interview tapes and written the forward for Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. (Bowker Author Biography)
Publisher's Weekly Review
This well-assembled album, edited by the John F. Kennedy Library with an introduction by Caroline Kennedy, provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of America's most public families. The Kennedys are shown on their best behavior, during the happy days of the early 1940s, before one daughter was sent away forever, and the eldest son, Joe Jr. died in the war. The editors have attempted to make the family appear relatable, and many readers will connect with mother Rose when, for instance, she writes an endearing note to her son, urging him to make a dentist's appointment or else she will withhold his allowance. But even as the most ordinary childhood milestones are displayed, the significant differences in their status begin to emerge; a photo caption describes Teddy's first communion at the Vatican, and other family photos include celebrities. The "album" ends in 1947, just as John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts, leaving readers yearning to see the children continue to grow into their inevitable roles. B&w photos. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.