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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World Kindle Edition
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—Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast and Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
“What a perfect combination of author and subject. The great Eileen McNamara shows how Eunice was the real deal Kennedy: tough, effective, and committed to social change.”
—David Maraniss, New York Times bestselling author of Barack Obama: The Story
“McNamara gives us what’s been missing in our vision of America’s First Family: a look at the woman who defied Joe Kennedy’s absent expectations for his daughters, an appreciation for how Eunice made the ignored rights of the intellectually disabled into one of the great civil rights causes, and reason to believe the implausible claim that it was Eunice—not her more celebrated brothers Jack, Bobby and Ted—who crafted the Kennedys’ most monumental legacy.”
—Larry Tye, New York Times bestselling author of Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
“Spectacular! Who better to write such a terrific biography of Eunice Shriver than Eileen McNamara, who devoted her own Pulitzer Prize-winning career giving voice to victims and the disadvantaged. In McNamara’s piercing reporting and lovely prose, the neglected story of the Kennedy brothers’ indomitable sister gets told for the first time.”
—John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life
“An exemplary biography: thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and just the right length. It deserves a wide readership.”
“Along with providing insights into Eunice’s roles as wife, mother, sister, and daughter, McNamara uses her journalistic prowess to produce a complete and detailed portrait of this spirited and magnetic activist.”
“Compelling.... A clearly written biography crammed full of memorable anecdotes about each of the Kennedys through four generations, about Eunice's influential husband, Sargent Shriver, and about dozens more characters from domestic politics, international diplomacy, and high society.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B074ZNGGND
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (3 April 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 20525 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 417 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 433,401 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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You could see Eunice in all of her contradictions. Her passions, her blindspots, her ups and downs with her children, her relationship with her husband, her devotion to the Kennedy family, including her sister Rosemary, her brothers, and her parents. Her full out efforts to fight and protect their legacy. Her path to creating the Special Olympics, her management of the Kennedy Foundation. She was guided by her religious convictions~ even if you don't agree with her, you have to respect her ability to move mountains in a time when women were more seen than heard. HIghly recommend this book!!