Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson


This was a very interesting book on Rosemary, the oldest of John F. Kennedy's sisters and the first non-fiction book that I had managed to finish in a long time.  It tells the tragic story of Rosemary's life as a intellectually disabled child growing into adulthood and the lobotomy that was performed on her and kept quiet for many decades after.  The story was very heartbreaking, but gave a lot of insight into the lives of disabled individuals during the time and was able to shed light on rights gained for the disabled due to the influences of Rosemary's siblings.

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