Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781611761382 $59.95 Twenty-Four CDs
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Acclaimed history professor Nasaw provides a well-researched and absorbing biography of the pessimistic Kennedy. The subject’s varied roles as a financial speculator, real estate tycoon, U.S. ambassador, and movie studio owner are explored in great detail. Malcolm Hillgartner’s understated narration is spot-on for the task. His tone conveys authority, and his proper emphasis and pacing keep the listener engaged. Involved with virtually all of the significant worldwide events of his time, Kennedy tirelessly pursued many roles, including SEC chairmanship. Nasaw had the benefit of complete access to the family’s personal papers. Ambitious, unbridled, and relentless, this father of a U.S. president is presented in a sweeping and comprehensive work. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2013]
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