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Rosemary the hidden Kennedy daughter

by Larson, Kate Clifford.

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Based on correspondence, entries in Rose Kennedy's diaries, and family interviews, describes the plight of a woman who was intellectually disabled and kept hidden by her family after she received a lobotomy at age twenty-three.
A home birth
The making of a mother
Slipping behind
Five schools
Brief haven in England
War on the Kennedy home front
November 1941
Rosemary gone
Rosemary made the difference.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Born in September 1918, Rose and Joe Kennedy's daughter Rosemary was deemed slow and was thus a disappointment to her parents as well as a mystery. Words, from idiots to morons, for intellectually disabled humans as well as treatments were often lacking, disputed, and not much help, even for those with ample money, such as the Kennedys. By 16, in her third special school in five years, Rosemary could write home (charming, simplistic letters, many reproduced here), but despite the individualized help she was given, as Larson notes, the truth was she couldn't really do any better. Larson's well-researched and fascinating history includes Kennedy anecdotes as well as major developments in American life (e.g., Spanish influenza, the Great Depression, the beginning of the divide between the haves and the have-nots) in a depiction of one family's decisions regarding a special daughter, whose ill-advised lobotomy rendered her nearly broken, physically and mentally. Heartbreaking and illuminating, this will serve not only Kennedy fans but also those curious about the history of disabilities in the U.S.--Kinney, Eloise Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Kennedy, Rosemary, 1918-2005
Kennedy family
Intellectual disability United States Biography
Families United States Biography
Inmates of institutions United States Biography
People with mental disabilities United States Biography
Psychosurgery United States Biography
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books.
Publisher Boston :HarperCollins2015
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780547617954
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