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White House by the Sea : A Century of the Kennedys at Hyannis Port

White House by the Sea : A Century of the Kennedys at Hyannis Port

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The intimate, multi-generational story of the Kennedy family as seen through their Hyannis Port compound on Cape Cod�_"the iconic place where they�_Tve celebrated, mourned, and forged the closest of bonds�_"based on more than a hundred in-depth interviews by a respectedA�EsquireA�writer. Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, is synonymous with the Kennedy family. It is where, for a hundred years, America�_Ts most storied political family has come to celebrate, bond, play, and, also, grieve. It is also the setting of so many events we remember: JFK giving his presidential acceptance speech, Jackie speaking with aA�LifeA�magazine reporter just days after her husband�_Ts assassination, Senator Edward Kennedy seeking refuge after the Chappaquiddick crash, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger tying the knot�_"and even Conor Kennedy courting pop star Taylor Swift. Anyone who has lived in, worked at, or visited the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port has had a front-row view to history. Now, with extraordinary access to the Kennedy family�_"and featuring more than fifty rarely-seen images�_"journalist Kate Storey gives us a remarkably intimate and poignant look at the rhythms of an American dynasty. Drawing from more than a hundred conversations with family members, friends, neighbors, household and security staff, Storey delivers a rich and textured account of the Kennedys�_T lives in their summer refuge. From the 1920s, when Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy rented then bought a home known as The Malcolm Cottage, to today, when many Kennedys have purchased their own homes surrounding what�_Ts now called The Big House, this book delivers many surprising revelations across the decades, including what matriarch Rose considered the family�_Ts greatest tragedy, the rivalrous relationship between brothers Jack and Joe, details about Jackie�_Ts life at the compound, and previously unknown glimpses into JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette�_Ts loving and ill-fated relationship. Fascinating, engaging, and illuminating,A�White House by the SeaA�provides a sweeping history of an American dynasty that has left an indelible mark on our nation�_Ts politics and culture.




Author/s: Storey, Kate

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