“A heartbreaking book that makes clear the pain and passion behind the Kennedy family’s efforts on behalf of the disabled.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I’ve always been interested in the Kennedy stories and this is one I did not know much about.
According to the author, there’s a reason for that. This well-researched book, using access to previously unavailable diaries and letters by Rosemary and her family, outlines the rise of the Kennedy family from their arrival in Boston until Rosemary’s death in 2005.
It’s difficult to read some of the things that happened or were done because the reader is using his/her modern brain. Many times, just reading of Rosemary’s birth, I almost resorted to pulling out my hair. And I’m no medic, but I know what’s wrong. Whether this contributed to her later deficiencies, I can’t say, but I’m willing to bet.