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The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm: A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940 by Will Swift

The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm:
A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940
by Will Swift

 


Starred Kirkus Review

The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm:
A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940

By Will Swift
Smithsonian Books/Collins, 374 pp., $26.95
(In stores April 29)

A psychologist as well as a published historian, Will Swift presents a perceptive and sympathetic portrait of Joe Kennedy. Yes, that Kennedy: the ruthless, philandering patriarch whose public life ended in disgrace after he served as ambassador to Britain at the beginning of World War II, forever branded as an appeaser. Never accepted by the WASP elite, Joe Kennedy was an angry outsider. Yet he lavished an unconditional love on his children, who absorbed his passion for public service. In this detailed book, Swift also examines how this time in the U.K. affected son John and his political thinking.

 

 


The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm: A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940
by Will Swift
Smithsonian Books: April 2008; ISBN-10: 0061173576; ISBN-13: 978-0061173561; Hardcover/Paperback; 352 pages
Now available at Amazon, BN.com, or your local bookstore

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