The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

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"Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional--and nearly forgotten--young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy and would break with her family for love."--Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062296276
Branch Call Number: BIO Kennedy, K
Characteristics: x, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (some color) : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jun 13, 2019

2016; Harper/Harper Collins
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Kick is Kathleen Kennedy...the sister of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy...the daughter of Rose and Joe Kennedy. I respect Byrne's research for this book and learning more about Kathleen Kennedy. Yet, this book seems more about everyone around her with few of her stories sprinkled throughout. We find out she is the second eldest girl and the fourth child (of nine) in the Kennedy clan. She is spirited and a bit of a rebel. People cannot help but be attracted to her especially her brother, Jack and her father. I enjoyed this book but I have more questions now!

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

Oct 16, 2016

I have known for many years that JFK had an older sister and brother who both died in plane crashes in or near the years of WWII. I encountered "Kick", Kathleen's nickname, while reading a book about Evelyn Waugh and grew more curious. She was largely absent from the "broadcast" Kennedy history because, as you will find in the book, she defied the stringent Catholic beliefs of Rose and dared to live the life she wanted. I recommend the book for those interested in the Kennedy family and English society before and during WWII. Kristi & Abby Tabby


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