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The Resource The nine of us : growing up Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith

The nine of us : growing up Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith

Label
The nine of us : growing up Kennedy
Title
The nine of us
Title remainder
growing up Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Jean Kennedy Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings, guided by their parents, laughed and learned a great deal under one roof. Prompted by interesting tidbits in the newspaper, Rose and Joe Kennedy would pose questions to their nine children at the dinner table. "Where could Amelia Earhart have gone?" "How would you address this horrible drought?" "What would you do about the troop movements in Europe?" It was a nightly custom that helped shape the Kennedys into who they would become. Before Joe and Rose’s children emerged as leaders on the world stage, they were a loving circle of brothers and sisters who played football, swam, read, and pursued their interests. They were children inspired by parents who instilled in them a strong work ethic, deep love of country, and intense appreciation for the sacrifices their ancestors made to come to America."No whining in this house!" was their father’s regular refrain. It was his way of reminding them not to complain, to be grateful for what they had, and to give back. In her remarkable memoir, Kennedy Smith—the last surviving sibling—revisits this singular time in their lives. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and vignettes, and illustrated with dozens of family pictures, The Nine of Us vividly depicts this large, close-knit family during a different time in American history. Kennedy Smith offers indelible, elegantly rendered portraits of her larger-than-life siblings and her parents. "They knew how to cure our hurts, bind our wounds, listen to our woes, and help us enjoy life," she writes. "We were lucky children indeed."
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jean Kennedy
Dewey number
327.2/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E747.K466
LC item number
S65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Jean Kennedy
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.
  • Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald
  • Kennedy family
  • Ambassadors
Target audience
general
Label
The nine of us : growing up Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780062444226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936619511
Label
The nine of us : growing up Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780062444226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936619511

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