The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy - David Nasaw

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Drawing on exclusive access to Joseph Kennedy’s papers, historian David Nasaw offers a portrait of a complicated man – financier, filmmaker, kingmaker, and father of a president.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:30pm @ Central Library

Was he an anti-Semite and a Nazi sympathizer? An appeaser and isolationist?

For all his public activities – financier, film producer, kingmaker, father of a president - Joseph P. Kennedy remains an elusive figure. Historian David Nasaw draws on exclusive access to Kennedy’s papers to explore the complicated personality.

Nasaw is Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Distinguished Professor of American History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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