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Joseph P. Kennedy

Business (6-Sep-1888 — 18-Nov-1969)


Michael Beschloss. Kennedy and Roosevelt: The Uneasy Alliance. New York: W. W. Norton. 1980. 318pp.

Peter Collier; (ambiguous link, David Horowitz). The Kennedys: An American Drama. New York: Summit Books. 1984. 576pp.

Rita Dallas; with Jeanira Ratcliffe. The Kennedy Case: The Intimate Memoirs of the Head Nurse to Joseph P. Kennedy During the Last 8 Years of His Life. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1973. 352pp.

Ronald Kessler. The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded. New York: Warner Books. 1996. 480pp.

David E. Koskoff. Joseph P. Kennedy: A Life and Times. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1974. 643pp.

Laurence Leamer. The Kennedy Men, 1901-1963: The Laws of the Father. New York: William Morrow. 2000. 884pp.

Ralph G. Martin. Seeds of Destruction: Joe Kennedy and His Sons. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1995. 680pp.

David Nasaw. The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy. New York: Penguin Press. 2012. 896pp.

Amanda Smith (editor). Hostage to Fortune: The Letters of Joseph P. Kennedy. New York, NY: Viking Penguin. 2001.

Richard J. Whalen. The Founding Father: The Story of Joseph P. Kennedy. New York: New American Library. 1964. 541pp.

Garry Wills. The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power. Boston: Atlantic, Little Brown. 1982. 310pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.766)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.370)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.819)

  10. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.103)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.397)

  12. International Who's Who 1960 (p.504)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.274)

  14. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.439)

  15. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.269)

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