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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
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. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled -- a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. 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. 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. 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 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. 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.196890092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC464.K38
LC item number
L37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 302
NLM item number
L3342r 2015
Label
Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter, Kate Clifford Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A home birth -- The making of a mother -- Slipping behind -- Five schools -- Brief haven in England -- War on the Kennedy home front -- November 1941 -- Rosemary gone -- Rosemary made the difference
Control code
ocn898052989
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780547617954
Lccn
2015028793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898052989
Label
Rosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter, Kate Clifford Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A home birth -- The making of a mother -- Slipping behind -- Five schools -- Brief haven in England -- War on the Kennedy home front -- November 1941 -- Rosemary gone -- Rosemary made the difference
Control code
ocn898052989
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780547617954
Lccn
2015028793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898052989

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