Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

Simon & Schuster #ad - Granted access to never-before-seen private papers, and an officious, a devout catholic in a secular age, including the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London, cigar-smoking, 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, indefatigable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.

Now, “nuanced” the boston globe biography, in this “fascinating” the Today show, “ace reporter and artful storyteller” Pulitzer Prize–winning author Megan Marshall Eileen McNamara finally brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers’ shadow. Her compassion was born of rage: at the medical establishment that had no answers for her sister Rosemary, whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons, at her revered but dismissive father, and at a government that failed to deliver on America’s promise of equality.

Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World #ad - In this “revelation” of a biography usa today, a pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy. While joe kennedy was grooming his sons for the white house and the senate, Eunice, his Stanford-educated daughter, was hijacking her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.


Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most

Sarah Crichton Books #ad - Here we see how those who appear powerless have turned this seeming shortcoming into a power of their own, and we learn that we are all totally vulnerable and valuable at the same time. In fully alive, an unusual and gripping memoir, Timothy Shriver shows how his teachers have been the world's most forgotten minority: people with intellectual disabilities.

In these pages we meet the individuals who helped him come of age and find a deeper and more meaningful way to see the world. Shriver's journey begins close to home, a kennedy whose intellectual disability kept her far from the limelight, where the quiet legacy of his aunt Rosemary, inspired his family to devote their careers to helping the most vulnerable.

He plays alongside the children of camp shriver, which provided a space for children with intellectual disabilities to play, and years later he gains invaluable wisdom from the incredible athletes he befriends as chairman of the organization it inspired, his mother's revolutionary project, Special Olympics.

Through these experiences and encounters with scholars, spiritual masters, and political icons such as Nelson Mandela, Shriver learns how to find humility and speak openly of vulnerability and faith. Fully alive is both a moving personal journey and a meditation on some of the greatest wisdom and the greatest contradictions of our society.

Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most #ad - On a quest for what matters most, Timothy Shriver discovers a radically different, inspiring way of life. At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to guide us. Is disability to be feared or welcomed, pitied or purged? Shriver argues that we all have different abilities and challenges we should embrace.


Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Mariner Books #ad - Joe and rose kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. Kate larson reveals both the sensitive care rose and joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties.

And yet, rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. Major new sources — rose kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings.

. They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions.

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter #ad - The daughter they secreted away made all the difference. Finally, larson illuminates joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret. Rosemary delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years.


The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy

Harper #ad - In this evocative and affectionate memoir, ambassador jean kennedy Smith, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings, guided by their parents, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, 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.

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. In her remarkable memoir, Kennedy Smith—the last surviving sibling—revisits this singular time in their lives.

The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy #ad - They knew how to cure our hurts, bind our wounds, and help us enjoy life, listen to our woes, " she writes. It was his way of reminding them not to complain, to be grateful for what they had, and to give back. We were lucky children indeed. ". Kennedy smith offers indelible, elegantly rendered portraits of her larger-than-life siblings and her parents.

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. 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.


Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter

Thomas Dunne Books #ad - Willing to pay the price for choosing the love she wanted, she would have to face the consequences of forsaking much that was dear to her. The daughter of the american ambassador to the Court of St James’s, Kick swept into Britain’s aristocracy like a fresh wind on a sweltering summer day. Kick was the girl whom all the boys fell in love with, the girl who remained painfully out of reach for most of them.

It was a world of dukes and duchesses, of country house weekends, of grand houses, and of wild rich boys. For this is also a story of how a girl like Kick, a girl who seemed made for happiness, a girl who had everything, confronted crushing sadness. In a decaying world where everything was based on stultifying sameness and similarity, she was gloriously, exhilaratingly different.

Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter #ad - Bestselling and award-winning biographer barbara leaming draws on her unique access to firsthand accounts, glamour and tragedy, arcane rituals and rules, one of immense wealth, and previously-unseen sources to transport us to another world, extensive conversations with many of the key players, that has now disappeared forever.

It was a time of complete upheaval, as reflected in the life of this most unlikely and unforgettable central character. But it was also a world of blood and war, and of immeasurable loss. To kick, everything about this life was fun and amusing—until suddenly it was not. Kathleen “kick” kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father’s acknowledged “favorite of all the children” and her brother Jack’s “psychological twin.

She was the kennedy of kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace.


The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph

St. Martin's Press #ad - John’s sister, caroline kennedy, including a marriage to Ed Schlossberg that surprised her mother, and an unexpected bond with her mother-in-law, had her own complicated relationships, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mae Schlossberg. Additional stories, ted’s daughter, illuminate the rest of the kennedy dynasty: Kara Kennedy, Vicki, and her valiant battle against lung cancer; how Ted’s wife, many shared here for the first time, introduced a new era of feminism to the Kennedy family; the lifelong struggles with addiction faced by Bobby Kennedy Jr.

Randy taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America’s most famous family. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. Riveting new details are shared about the couple’s tragic demise—and why Ethel Kennedy advised Carolyn not to take the trip that would ultimately end her life.

The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph #ad - And patrick kennedy; the unexpected way pop star taylor Swift helped Conor Kennedy heal after the death of his mother, Bobby’s wife Mary; and Congressman Joe Kennedy III’s rise to prominence. Randy taraborrelli comes The Kennedy Heirs, his most revealing Kennedy book yet. A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy.

At the center of it all is the family’s indomitable matriarch, Ethel Kennedy—a formidable presence with her maddening eccentricities and inspiring courage. Based on hundreds of exclusive first-hand interviews and cultivated over twenty years of research—including numerous Oral Histories from the JFK Library and the Edward M.


Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

Other Press #ad - As founder of the peace corps, the special olympics with wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Head Start, and other organizations, Sargent Shriver was a key social and political figure whose influence continues to the present day. It is a riveting and comprehensive reconstruction of a life that exemplifies what it means to be a true American.

Sarge gives us a complete account of shriver’s life, as well as a thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and United States and world history. This authorized biography, jfk’s assassination, world war ii, with “sarge” marching through the historical events of the last century—the Great Depression, exhaustively researched and finely rendered by Scott Stossel deputy editor of The Atlantic, the Cold War, reads like an epic novel, and many more.


I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life

Pamela Dorman Books #ad - Instant #1 new york times bestseller“i've been thinking… is beautiful. I felt your soul on these pages. Oprah winfrey“if you are feeling stuck, or you just need a pick-me-up, lost, this is the book for you. Shriver’s wisdom will fill you up. Hoda kotb, guidance,  the today showThe ideal book for those seeking wisdom, encouragement, coanchor, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life.

As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. Like talking with a close friend, it's the perfect daily companion—an exceptional gift for someone looking to move forward in life with hope and grace. Whether you feel like you've got it all together or like it's all falling apart--whether you're taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is the book you will turn to again and again.

I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life #ad - . Is ideal for anyone at any point in her life. Spend the weekend reading it cover to cover, or keep it on your nightstand to flip to the chapter you need most. In this moving and powerful book, prayers, get them feeling, purpose, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field--a place of acceptance, she shares inspiring quotes, get them laughing, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, and passion--a place of joy.

I've been Thinking.


A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver

Henry Holt and Co. #ad - In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. In the process, as a husband, as a father, Mark discovers much about himself, and as a social justice advocate. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man, " moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments.

Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own lifeWhen Sargent "Sarge" Shriver—founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide.

A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver #ad - After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life—faith, hope, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy.

A good man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.


Kennedy Wives: Triumph and Tragedy in America's Most Public Family

Lyons Press #ad - An important and fascinating exploration into the side of Camelot that was never quite kept from the public eye. The kennedys endure as American icons because of the mix between power and vulnerability that so many of them embodied. Our fascination and connection to them comes most strongly through the wives, whose pain, heartbreak, and grief seemed immensely public and lonely and personal at the same time.

. The tragic lives of the kennedy wives examines five of the Kennedy matriarchs: Rose, their religion, their activism and most of all, and Vicki through the lens of their marriages, their families, Ethel, Jackie, Joan, their tragedies.


The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee

Harper #ad - Both women had a keen eye for beauty—in fashion, music, dance, sculpture, painting, design, poetry—and both were talented artists. One would grow to become the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. But jackie was her father’s favorite, and Lee, her mother’s. As they grew up, the two sisters developed an extremely close relationship threaded with rivalry, jealousy, and competition.

Drawing on new information and extensive interviews with Lee, now eighty-four, this dual biography sheds light on the public and private lives of two extraordinary women who lived through immense tragedy in enormous glamour. Radziwill, because i have already done so during my lifetime, for whom I have great affection, " read Jackie’s final testament.

The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee #ad - Yet it was probably the most important relationship of their lives. For the first time, vanity fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of these larger-than-life sisters. Then jackie’s thirty-eight-page will was read. A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else—Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill—from the authors of Furious Love.

When sixty-four-year-old jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employees—but nothing to her.