The Resource The missing Kennedy : Rosemary Kennedy and the secret bonds of four women, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

The missing Kennedy : Rosemary Kennedy and the secret bonds of four women, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

Label
The missing Kennedy : Rosemary Kennedy and the secret bonds of four women
Title
The missing Kennedy
Title remainder
Rosemary Kennedy and the secret bonds of four women
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. It did not. Rosie's condition became decidedly worse. After the procedure, Joe Kennedy sent Rosie to rural Wisconsin and Saint Coletta, a Catholic-run home for the mentally disabled. For the next two decades, she never saw her siblings, her parents, or any other relative, the doctors having issued stern instructions that even the occasional family visit would be emotionally disruptive to Rosie. Following Joseph Kennedy's stroke in 1961, the Kennedy family, led by mother Rose and sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, resumed face to face contact with Rosie. It was also about then that a young Elizabeth Koehler began paying visits to Rosie. In this insightful and poignant memoir, based in part on Sister Paulus' private notes and augmented by over one-hundred never-before-seen photos, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff recalls the many happy and memorable times spent with the missing Kennedy."-- From Amazon.com
Title
The missing Kennedy
Creator
Summary
Throughout her childhood, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff frequently visited Rosemary Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s sister. Why? Koehler-Pentacoff’s aunt, Sister Paulus Koehler, a Franciscan nun, was Rosemary’s devoted caregiver at St. Coletta in Jefferson, Wisconsin for fifteen years and her driver and travel companion for over thirty. The resulting book, which will be will be the first about this mysterious Kennedy, chronicles Rosie’s life along with that of the author’s aunt, and delves into the similarities between the two families
Subject
Genre
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10450888
Cataloging source
IEB
Dewey number
  • 362.196890092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of family, silence, and transformation
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a memoir of family, silence, and transformation
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Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
Label
The missing Kennedy : Rosemary Kennedy and the secret bonds of four women, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258)
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20427228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9781610881746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
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20427228

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