VIRTUAL: Susan Ronald at the Hudson Library [9/9]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Susan Ronald on September 9th at 7pm. Ronald will be discussing her new book The Ambassador.
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In 1938, Joseph P. Kennedy was sworn in as US Ambassador to the Court of St. James. His appointment to the most prestigious and strategic diplomatic post in the world shocked the Establishment. Initially welcomed by the British, in less than two short years Kennedy was loathed by the White House, the State Department and the British Government. Through meticulous research and many newly available sources, Ronald confirms in impressive detail what has long been believed by many: that Kennedy was a Fascist sympathizer and an anti-Semite whose only loyalty was to his family's advancement. She also reveals the ambitions of the Kennedy dynasty during this period abroad, as they sought to enter the world of high society London and establish themselves as America’s first family.
Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the truth about Joseph P. Kennedy's deeply controversial tenure as Ambassador to Great Britain on the eve of World War II.