"Rose Kennedy" With Barbara Perry

"Rose Kennedy" With Barbara Perry

As the daughter, wife and mother of politicians in a family that has achieved iconic status, Rose Kennedy occupies a unique place in American history. A new biography sheds light on the often paradoxical nature of the woman who raised a political dynasty.

She was the formidable matriarch of America's most iconic political dynasty; among her nine children were President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy. As the daughter, wife, and mother of prominent politicians, Rose Kennedy carefully curated her family's public image, helping win votes later on. A new biography sheds light on her life and legacy.

Guests

Barbara Perry

Senior Fellow, Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia Miller Center; Author, "Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch"

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Life And Legacy Of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Read An Excerpt

Excerpted from "Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry." Copyright © 2013 by Barbara A. Perry. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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