The Kennedy wives : triumph and tragedy in America's most public family / Amber Hunt and David Batcher.
Contributor(s): Batcher, David [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781493016716; 1493016717.Subject(s): Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald, 1890-1995 | Kennedy, Ethel, 1928- | Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 | Kennedy, Joan Bennett | Kennedy, Victoria Reggai, 1954- | Kennedy family | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General | Kennedy family | Kennedy, Ethel, 1928- | Kennedy, Joan Bennett | Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald, 1890-1995 | Kennedy, Victoria Reggai, 1954- | Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Kennedy wivesDDC classification: 973.922092/2 Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Image
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Part I. Rose -- From the cradle -- Between Joe and Honey Fitz -- Nine little helpless infants -- Leaving Boston -- Ambassadress -- Rosemary -- The marchioness and the war heroes -- Accolades, weddings, births, victories -- The First Mother -- "We shall all be happy together" -- On destiny -- Part II. Ethel -- A love story, with detours -- The rise of the Skakels -- The girl with the red convertible -- Manhattanville -- Bobby's wife -- First births, first deaths -- Hickory Hill -- A tidal wave -- Run, Bobby, run -- A tremendous amount of presence -- Still herself -- Part III. Jackie -- Black Jack and Janet -- That damn Vassar -- The career woman and the distinguished gentleman -- A sporadic courtship, a celebrity wedding -- Jack's dark side -- The senator's wife -- The campaigner -- The queen of the restoration -- Life at the White House, and away -- Patrick -- Dallas -- Aftermath -- The many lives of Jackie Kennedy -- Part IV. Joan -- The music -- Marrying the Kennedys -- Campaigning with the Kennedys -- Catching up -- The supportive wife -- The prettiest stand-in -- Nobody, nothing -- Chappaquiddick -- "The beginning of the end" -- Still a Kennedy -- Part V. Vicki -- A different type -- The womanizing ends -- Battling Romney -- New kind of Kennedy -- Time to sail -- To the grave.
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The Kennedys endure as American icons because of the mix between power and vulnerability that so many of them embodied. Our fascination and connection to them comes most strongly through the wives, whose pain, heartbreak, and grief seemed immensely public and lonely and personal at the same time. The Tragic Lives of the Kennedy Wives examines five of the Kennedy matriarchs: Rose, Jackie, Ethel, Joan, and Vicki through the lens of their marriages, their religion, their families, their activism and most of all, their tragedies. An important and fascinating exploration into the side of Camelot t.
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