Kennedy Devonshire Connection
By Bernard Hackley
5 3/4 x 8 ¾"
Through political connections and wealth amassed through bootlegging and the
movie industry, Joe Kennedy had by 1937 become too important for Franklin D.
Roosevelt to ignore or insult. The solution -- to send Joe to Britain as US
Ambassador -- was to have radical and tragic consequences for both the Kennedy
clan and the old aristocratic line of the Dukes of Devonshire. The bare historical
facts are fleshed out in this novelistic impression, to show the motives and
passions that underlay the official headlines and the protagonists are shown
as living, breathing people, not the ciphers they later became. The eight years
during which the stories unfold are brought vividly to life, with the various
family members' roles in the Second World War shown in a revealing light, with
all the clashes of opinion and individuality that were common to both houses.
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