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Author McNamara, Eileen, author.

Title Eunice : the Kennedy who changed the world / Eileen McNamara.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018.


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Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xxiv, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, genealogical table ; 25 cm
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Summary Examines the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, covering her Stanford education, her inspirational relationship with her sister Rosemary, her advocacy on behalf of disabled citizens, and her role as founder of the Special Olympics.
"While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter, Eunice was hijacking her father's fortune and her brothers' political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time. Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the reason we no longer lock away children and adults with intellectual disabilities--that we educate them, employ them, and help them thrive. Her compassion was born of rage: at the medical establishment that had had no answers for her sister Rosemary, at her revered but dismissive father, whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons, and at a government that failed to deliver on America's promise of equality. In [this book], Pulitzer Prize-winner Eileen McNamara brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers' shadows to reveal an officious, cigar-smoking, fast-driving, indefatigable woman who was a shrewd player in the careers of lack, Bobby, and Ted, a complicated wife to Sargent, an oft-neglected daughter of Rose, and a fiercely devoted but emotionally aloof mother to her five children. Granted access to never-before-seen private papers, including the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London, McNamara paints an extraordinary portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer-lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men."--Dust jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-353) and index.
Contents Part one. In her parents' image. The middle child ; London ; From the Sacred Heart to Stanford University ; Dollar-a-year girl -- Part two. In her brothers' shadows. Juvenile delinquency ; Women in prison ; Chicago ; Consultant to the president -- Part three: In her own right. From Camp Shriver to Special Olympics ; An American in Paris ; Maternal feminism ; Protecting the present, seeding the future -- Epilogue.
Subject Shriver, Eunice Kennedy.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Family.
Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969 -- Family.
Kennedy family.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
Special Olympics, Inc.
Women philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Brothers and sisters -- Biography.
HISTORY -- United States -- General.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: McNamara, Eileen. Eunice. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018 9781451642278 (DLC) 2017047535
ISBN 9781451642261 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
1451642261 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)

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