Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter Author Kate Clifford Larson
ISBN-10 0544811909
ISBN-13 9780544811904
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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One of Peoples Top Ten Books of 2015 Larson succeeds in providing a well rounded portrait of a woman who until now has never been viewed in full Boston Globe A biography that chronicles her life with fresh details By making Rosemary the central character Larson has produced a valuable account of a mental health tragedy and an influential familys belated efforts to make amends New York Times Book Review Joe and Rose Kennedys strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools was presented as a debutante to the queen of England and traveled the world with her high spirited sisters Yet Rosemary was intellectually disabled a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family In Rosemary Kate Clifford Larson uses newly uncovered sources to bring Rosemary Kennedys story to light Young Rosemary comes alive as a sweet lively girl adored by her siblings But Larson also reveals the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly difficult in her early twenties culminating in Joes decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty three and the familys complicity in keeping the secret Only years later did the Kennedy siblings begin to understand what had happened to Rosemary which inspired them to direct government attention and resources to the plight of the developmentally and mentally disabled transforming the lives of millions The forgotten Kennedy is forgotten no longer Rosemary is a rare thing a book about the Kennedys that has something new to say Laurence Leamer author of The Kennedy Women Heartbreaking Wall Street Journal

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ISBN-10 9780547617954
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