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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

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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

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History, 20th Century -- United States -- Biography
Institutionalization -- United States -- Biography
Intellectual Disability -- United States -- Biography
Kennedy family
Kennedy, Rosemary, -- 1918-2005
Mentally ill -- Family relationships -- United States
Mentally ill -- United States -- Biography
People with mental disabilities -- United States -- Biography
Psychosurgery -- United States
Psychosurgery -- United States -- Biography
title_displayRosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter
title_fullRosemary : the hidden Kennedy daughter / Kate Clifford Larson
Rosemary The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
title_shortRosemary
title_subThe Hidden Kennedy Daughter
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Family Relations
Family relationships
History
History, 20th Century
Institutionalization
Intellectual Disability
Kennedy family
Kennedy, Rosemary
Mentally ill
Nonfiction
People with mental disabilities
Psychosurgery