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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Renehan Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2002 ISBN: 9781436172486
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Acclaimed historian Edward J. Renehan, Jr., author of The Lion’s Pride, focuses on the World War II era to craft a welcome addition to the Kennedy literature. Renehan shows how family patriarch Joseph was an ambitious but occasionally embarrassing diplomat, while wartime disaster elevated second son John to great heights. Sisters Kathleen and Rosemary also emerge as strong individuals in this compelling glimpse at the great American dynasty. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Benefiting from the new information and hindsight, The Kennedys at War movingly captures the poignancy of America’s most-talked-about family as they grapple with the difficult challenges of the Second World War. Reported with great integrity, this compelling saga deserves a wide readership. A truly first-rate study.”

    Douglas Brinkley, director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and professor of history at the University of New Orleans

  • The Kennedys at War is a vivid group portrait of that perennially fascinating family during the tragedy-filled years that taught its members, as John F. Kennedy himself remembered, that there was ‘nothing inevitable about us.’ The author’s convincing portrayal of the future president as a substantive as well as sardonic young man should help to rescue his reputation from the damage done by the more irresponsible revisionists.”

    Geoffrey C. Ward, coauthor of The Civil War: An Illustrated History and Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography

  • “A well-written, well-researched account…This is a worthy installment in the always-popular Kennedy saga.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A welcome addition to a crowded field and highly recommended for anybody interested in this fascinating family.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “An engaging and forthright biographer, Renehan is not afraid to state his opinion about his subjects…Renehan argues persuasively that Jack grew in unexpected ways from his war experiences, paving his way to the presidency. A fine addition to the Kennedy canon.”


  • “A thorough and lively history of America’s first family during WWII…A strong addition, unobtrusively narrated, to a well-covered subject.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edy Gies | 6/4/2013

    " This was a great picture of the Kennedy family. It is a great look into what made the family something that became so fascinating. For anyone interested in defining the Kennedy family this book is a must read. The author covered the topics thoroughly without getting boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 8/28/2012

    " Obama might be all about change like JFK --but like John McCain, JFK was a war hero first. This book tells that story (and some trash on the larger Kennedy family.) "

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About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.