Join Brookline Adult & Community Education (BA&CE) in welcoming acclaimed author and journalist Neal Thompson for this exciting virtual program where he will share his newest book, The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of An American Dynasty.
The First Kennedys is a story of sacrifice and survival, resistance and reinvention, based on genealogical breakthroughs and previously unreleased records. This is the first book to explore the inspiring true story of the poor Irish refugee couple Patrick Kennedy and Bridget Murphy, who escaped famine, created a life together in Boston, endured the city’s hostility to Irish immigrants and Catholics, and launched the Kennedy dynasty in America. During the program, Neal will discuss his book with Kate Clifford Larson, New York Times bestselling author of critically acclaimed biographies, including Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter.”