[Abridged] Presidential Histories

35.B) Joe Kennedy Sr., The Patriarch, an interview with David Nasaw

December 04, 2023 Kenny Ryan
[Abridged] Presidential Histories
35.B) Joe Kennedy Sr., The Patriarch, an interview with David Nasaw
Show Notes

Joe Kennedy Jr. used his intellect, connections, and more than a few shady stock market tricks to become one of the wealthiest men in America. Once there, he threw his vast fortune behind the political aspirations of his children, challenging them to do good in the world. But tragedy was always a step away. Within a year of Joe's crowning achievement, the presidential inauguration of his son, Jack, Joe was struck down by a stroke. He lived 8 more years, helplessly watching as two sons were felled by assassins bullets.

Historian David Nasaw, author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, discusses the Shakespearean tragedy that is Joe Kennedy Sr.

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