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The Resource Eunice : the Kennedy who changed the world, Eileen McNamara

Eunice : the Kennedy who changed the world, Eileen McNamara

Label
Eunice : the Kennedy who changed the world
Title
Eunice
Title remainder
the Kennedy who changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Eileen McNamara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter, Eunice was hijacking her father's fortune and her brothers' political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time. Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the reason we no longer lock away children and adults with intellectual disabilities--that we educate them, employ them, and help them thrive. Her compassion was born of rage: at the medical establishment that had had no answers for her sister Rosemary, at her revered but dismissive father, whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons, and at a government that failed to deliver on America's promise of equality. In this book, Pulitzer Prize-winner Eileen McNamara brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers' shadows to reveal an officious, cigar-smoking, fast-driving, indefatigable woman who was a shrewd player in the careers of lack, Bobby, and Ted, a complicated wife to Sargent, an oft-neglected daughter of Rose, and a fiercely devoted but emotionally aloof mother to her five children. Granted access to never-before-seen private papers, including the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London, McNamara paints an extraordinary portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer-lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNamara, Eileen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shriver, Eunice Kennedy
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.
  • Kennedy family
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
  • Special Olympics, Inc
  • Women philanthropists
  • Philanthropists
  • Presidents
Label
Eunice : the Kennedy who changed the world, Eileen McNamara
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-353) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Part one. In her parents' image. The middle child ; London ; From the Sacred Heart to Stanford University ; Dollar-a-year girl -- Part two. In her brothers' shadows. Juvenile delinquency ; Women in prison ; Chicago ; Consultant to the president -- Part three. In her own right. From Camp Shriver to Special Olympics ; An American in Paris ; Maternal feminism ; Protecting the present, seeding the future -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD989963797
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 383 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451642261
Lccn
2017046517
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, genealogical table
Label
Eunice : the Kennedy who changed the world, Eileen McNamara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-353) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Part one. In her parents' image. The middle child ; London ; From the Sacred Heart to Stanford University ; Dollar-a-year girl -- Part two. In her brothers' shadows. Juvenile delinquency ; Women in prison ; Chicago ; Consultant to the president -- Part three. In her own right. From Camp Shriver to Special Olympics ; An American in Paris ; Maternal feminism ; Protecting the present, seeding the future -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD989963797
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 383 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451642261
Lccn
2017046517
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, genealogical table

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