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Title:
The missing Kennedy : Rosemary Kennedy and the secret bonds of four women
Author:
Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth, author.
Publication Information:
Baltimore, MD : Bancroft Press, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Rosemary (Rosie) Kennedy was born in 1918, the first daughter of a wealthy Bostonian couple who later would become known as the patriarch and matriarch of America's most famous and celebrated family. Elizabeth Koehler was born in 1957, the first and only child of a struggling Wisconsin farm family. What, besides their religion, did these two very different Catholic women have in common? One person: Stella Koehler, a charismatic woman of the cloth who became Sister Paulus Koehler after taking her vows with the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi. Sister Paulus was Elizabeth's Wisconsin aunt. For thirty-five years--indeed much of her adult life--Sister Paulus was Rosie Kennedy's caregiver. And a caregiver, tragically, had become necessary after Rosie, a slow learner prone to emotional outbursts, underwent one of America's first lobotomies, an operation Joseph Kennedy was assured would normalize Rosie's life."
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9781610881746
Format :
Book