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Kick: the true story of JFK's sister and the heir to Chatsworth
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New York : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016].
Format:
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status:
Broadneck Library - Nonfiction
921 KENNEDY
Crofton Library - Nonfiction has 2
921 KENNEDY
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"Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional--and nearly forgotten--young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy and would break with her family for love."--Provided by publisher.

Encouraged to be "winners" from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy's children were an ebullient group of overachievers, but the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Lively, charismatic, extremely clever, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite fondly known as Kick was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. Moving across the Atlantic when her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick--the "nicest Kennedy"--quickly became the family's star. Despite making little effort to fit into British high society, she charmed everyone with her unconventional attitude and easygoing humor. Growing increasingly independent, Kick then shocked and alienated her devout family by marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic British family. But the marriage would last only a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, just four years before Kick's own unexpected death in an airplane crash at 28. Paula Byrne recounts this remarkable young woman's life in detail as never before, from her work at the Washington Times-Herald and volunteerism for the Red Cross in wartime England; to her love of politics and astute, opinionated observations; to her decision to renounce her faith for the man she loved. Kick shines a spotlight on this feisty and unique Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her legendary family's history.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Among Rose and Joe Kennedy's children the fourth child, Kathleen, stood out. Known as Kick, she was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. When her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick shocked and alienated her devout family by falling in love and marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic family-- William Cavendish, the heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth. The marriage only lasted a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, four years before Kick's own death in an airplane crash. Byrne shines a spotlight on this feisty Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her family's history.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296) and index.
Description
"Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional--and nearly forgotten--young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy and would break with her family for love."--Provided by publisher.
Description
Encouraged to be "winners" from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy's children were an ebullient group of overachievers, but the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Lively, charismatic, extremely clever, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite fondly known as Kick was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. Moving across the Atlantic when her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick--the "nicest Kennedy"--quickly became the family's star. Despite making little effort to fit into British high society, she charmed everyone with her unconventional attitude and easygoing humor. Growing increasingly independent, Kick then shocked and alienated her devout family by marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic British family. But the marriage would last only a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, just four years before Kick's own unexpected death in an airplane crash at 28. Paula Byrne recounts this remarkable young woman's life in detail as never before, from her work at the Washington Times-Herald and volunteerism for the Red Cross in wartime England; to her love of politics and astute, opinionated observations; to her decision to renounce her faith for the man she loved. Kick shines a spotlight on this feisty and unique Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her legendary family's history.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Description
Among Rose and Joe Kennedy's children the fourth child, Kathleen, stood out. Known as Kick, she was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. When her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick shocked and alienated her devout family by falling in love and marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic family-- William Cavendish, the heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth. The marriage only lasted a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, four years before Kick's own death in an airplane crash. Byrne shines a spotlight on this feisty Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her family's history.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Byrne, P. (2016). Kick: the true story of JFK's sister and the heir to Chatsworth. First U.S. edition. New York: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Byrne, Paula. 2016. Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth. New York: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Byrne, Paula, Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth. New York: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Byrne, Paula. Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth. First U.S. edition. New York: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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