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Eileen McNamara

Biography

Eileen McNamara

Eileen McNamara spent nearly 30 years as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She now teaches journalism at Brandeis University. She is the author of EUNICE.

Eileen McNamara

Books by Eileen McNamara

by Eileen McNamara - Biography, Nonfiction

While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter Eunice was tapping her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Now, in EUNICE, Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara finally brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers’ shadow to show an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination and deep compassion born of rage.