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"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 Jack, 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."--Jacket.
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Hood River County Library 921 SHRIVER 2018 (Text) 33892100532465 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/17/2018 Available -

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  • ISBN: 1451642261
  • ISBN: 9781451642261
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-353) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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 Jack, 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."--Jacket.
Subject: Shriver, Eunice Kennedy
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963 Family
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
Special Olympics, Inc.
Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick) 1888-1969 Family
Kennedy family
Women philanthropists United States Biography
Philanthropists United States Biography
Presidents United States Brothers and sisters Biography
HISTORY United States General
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Social Activists
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Political
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Women
Genre: Biographies.
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