Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter


One of People’s best Ten Books of 2015

"[Larson] succeeds in delivering a well-rounded portrait of a lady who, formerly, hasn't ever been seen in full."—Boston Globe

​“A biography that chronicles her existence with clean info . . . by means of making Rosemary the critical personality, [Larson] has produced a worthy account of a psychological healthiness tragedy and an influential family’s belated efforts to make amends.” — New York instances publication Review
 

Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly attractive daughter Rosemary attended specific faculties, used to be provided as a debutante to the queen of britain, and traveled the area together with her high-spirited sisters. but Rosemary was once intellectually disabled, a mystery fiercely guarded by means of her robust and glamorous family.

In Rosemary, Kate Clifford Larson makes use of newly exposed resources to convey Rosemary Kennedy’s tale to mild. younger Rosemary comes alive as a candy, vigorous lady cherished by way of her siblings. yet Larson additionally unearths the usually determined and duplicitous preparations the Kennedys made to maintain her clear of domestic as she turned more and more tricky in her early twenties, culminating in Joe’s choice to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three and the family’s complicity in preserving the key. simply years later did the Kennedy siblings start to comprehend what had occurred to Rosemary, which impressed them to direct executive cognizance and assets to the plight of the developmentally and mentally disabled, remodeling the lives of millions.
 
“The forgotten Kennedy is forgotten not. Rosemary is an extraordinary factor, a e-book in regards to the Kennedys that has anything new to say.” — Laurence Leamer, writer of The Kennedy Women
 
“Heartbreaking.” — Wall highway Journal

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