This edition: David Nasaw, author, "The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy." Pt. 1 of 2Tweet
Original tape date: December 10, 2012.
First aired: December 12, 2012.
David Nasaw, the Arthur Schlesinger distinguished professor of history at the CUNY Graduate Center, adds Joseph P. Kennedy to his list of biographies of American figures, central to the history of their times. Preceded by best selling and award winning biographies of Andrew Carnegie and William Randolph Hearst, "The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy" is a story of wealth, power, and family; extraordinary triumph and unspeakable suffering.