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The Irish brotherhood John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency by Helen O"Donnell

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Presidents,
  • Friends and associates,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Biography,
  • History

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About the Edition

Captures the experience and spirit of the group of men who gathered around Jack Kennedy as he made his dramatic rise to the presidency -- Bobby Kennedy, Kenny O"Donnell, Larry O"Brien, and Dave Powers.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographic references (page 491) and index.

Other titlesJohn F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency
StatementHelen O"Donnell with Kenneth O"Donnell Sr
ContributionsO"Donnell, Kenneth P., 1924-1977, author
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE841 .O36 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages502
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27176430M
ISBN 101619024624
ISBN 109781619024625
OCLC/WorldCa883651179

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