When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys

by Thomas Maier,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 9, 2014

“The measure of a man’s success in life is not the money he’s made, it’s the kind of family he has raised,” Joseph Kennedy proclaimed in 1943. A failed diplomat, Kennedy sensed that his sons, Joe Jr., John and Edward, were destined to attain high political office. At the same time, writer Thomas Maier tells us, Winston Churchill was beginning to conclude that his son, Randolph, though more talented than the Kennedy boys, might not amount to much.

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