Book cover of The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940 by Susan Ronald
Biography & Autobiography

The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James’s 1938-1940 

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.

On February 18, 1938, Joseph P. Kennedy was sworn in as US Ambassador to the Court of St. James. To say his appointment to the most prestigious and strategic diplomatic post in the world shocked the Establishment was an understatement: known for his profound Irish roots and staunch Catholicism, not to mention his “plain-spoken” opinions and womanizing, he was a curious choice as Europe hurtled toward war. […Learn More]