Biography & True Story Books:

The Kennedy Curse: Shattered


Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Kennedy Curse: Shattered by Les Williams
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 10-14 days


Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 21-28 February using standard courier delivery


The Kennedys rose from the slums of Boston to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the United States, but their journey had not been an easy one. Of Joe Kennedy's nine children, two were killed in plane crashes, two were assassinated in public office, one was institutionalised and one had his political career ruined by an accident that resulted in the death of a young campaign worker. These and other tragedies have given rise to the legend of the "Kennedy Curse," but this book aims to show that there was no curse at all. We look at each of these events in some detail and in context with one another and we see that they follow the simple rule of cause and effect. Most of the tragedies that have befallen the Kennedy family were borne out of Joseph Kennedy's obsessive desire for wealth and political power. He drove his children hard and many achieved great things, but they made a lot of dangerous enemies along the way. The Kennedys were raised to believe that they were better than anyone else and that the normal rules of life did not apply to them. They were ruthlessly ambitious and would stop at nothing to get what they wanted and they pursued Joe Kennedy's dream with the passion of a crusade. But there would be a heavy price to pay and old Joe could only look on as one after another of his precious children were either taken from him or ruined. He witnessed almost all of these tragic events as they unfolded and as he saw the pain and misery the family had endured, he must have wondered if it had all been worthwhile.
Release date NZ
December 12th, 2016
22 black and white illustrations
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Gayles Publishing
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 149 Banana Points