Eunice : the Kennedy who changed the world /Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018.Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.Description: xxiv, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781451642261; 1451642261.Subject(s): Shriver, Eunice Kennedy | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Family | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.) | Special Olympics, Inc | Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969 -- Family | Kennedy family | Women philanthropists -- United States -- Biography | Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography | Presidents -- United States -- Brothers and sisters -- Biography | HISTORY -- United States -- General | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Activists | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Women | Biographies | Biographies
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family's most profound political legacy.
While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter Eunice was tapping her father's fortune and her brothers' political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Now, in Eunice , Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara finally brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers' shadow to show an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination and deep compassion born of rage: at the medical establishment that had no answers for her sister Rosemary; at the revered but dismissive father whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons; and at the government that failed to deliver on America's promise of equality.
Granted access to never-before-seen private papers--from the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London to her thoughts on motherhood and feminism--McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the 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.
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.
"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 Jack, 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."--Jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-353) and index.
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.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Author's Note (p. xi)
- Introduction (p. xv)
- Prologue (p. 1)
- Part 1 In her Parents' Image
- 1 The Middle Child (p. 7)
- 2 London (p. 25)
- 3 From the Sacred Heart to Stanford University (p. 42)
- 4 Dollar-a-Year Girl (p. 66)
- Part 2 In her Brothers' Shadows
- 5 Juvenile Delinquency (p. 89)
- 6 Women in Prison (p. 110)
- 7 Chicago (p. 127)
- 8 Consultant to the President (p. 155)
- Part 3 In Her Own Right
- 9 From Camp Shriver to Special Olympics (p. 185)
- 10 An American in Paris (p. 213)
- 11 Maternal Feminism (p. 237)
- 12 Protecting the Present, Seeding the Future (p. 266)
- Epilogue (p. 294)
- Acknowledgments (p. 301)
- Notes (p. 305)
- Bibliography (p. 347)
- Index (p. 355)