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The Resource Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter, Kate Clifford Larson

Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter, Kate Clifford Larson

Label
Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter
Title
Rosemary
Title remainder
the hidden Kennedy daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kate Clifford Larson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the hidden Kennedy daughter, Rosemary. With newly uncovered sources, this sheds a new light on Rosemary, who was intellectually disabled, and her parents desperation to keep her away from home leading to Joe's decision to have her lobotomized aged 23.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Kate Clifford
Dewey number
362.196890092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Rosemary
  • Kennedy family
  • Mentally ill
  • Stigma (Social psychology)
  • Biography
  • Biography: general
  • Health systems & services
  • Biography: arts & entertainment
  • Biography: historical, political & military
  • Biography: science, technology & medicine
  • Age groups: children
  • Coping with disability
  • Family & relationships: advice & issues
  • Gender studies: women & girls
  • Child, developmental, and lifespan psychology
  • Political leaders & leadership
  • Parenting: advice & issues
Summary expansion
One of People's Top Ten Books of 2015 "[Larson] succeeds in providing a well-rounded portrait of a woman who, until now, has never been viewed in full."-Boston Globe ?"A biography that chronicles her life with fresh details . . . By making Rosemary the central character, [Larson] has produced a valuable account of a mental health tragedy and an influential family's belated efforts to make amends." - New York Times Book Review 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. Yet Rosemary was intellectually disabled, a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. In Rosemary, Kate Clifford Larson uses newly uncovered sources to bring Rosemary Kennedy's story to light. Young Rosemary comes alive as a sweet, lively girl adored by her siblings. But Larson also reveals the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly difficult in her early twenties, culminating in Joe's decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three and the family's complicity in keeping the secret. Only years later did the Kennedy siblings begin to understand what had happened to Rosemary, which inspired them to direct government attention and resources to the plight of the developmentally and mentally disabled, transforming the lives of millions. "The forgotten Kennedy is forgotten no longer. Rosemary is a rare thing, a book about the Kennedys that has something new to say." - Laurence Leamer, author of The Kennedy Women "Heartbreaking." - Wall Street Journal
Label
Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter, Kate Clifford Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0027902093
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780544811904
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016304616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter, Kate Clifford Larson
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0027902093
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780544811904
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016304616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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