White House by the Sea: A Century of the Kennedys at Hyannis Port


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$30.00  $27.90
Scribner Book Company
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Storey is the senior features editor at Rolling Stone. She was previously a staff writer at Esquire, where she covered culture and politics, and has written long-form profiles and narrative features for Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Town & Country, and other publications. She lives with her family in New Jersey.


"A fascinating narrative...with new details and well-sourced reporting. Storey's research gives the book a more intimate feel than many other histories of the Kennedy family."
--Associated Press
"An immersive behind-the-scenes history...Full of vivid profiles and intriguing asides about the history of Cape Cod, this is a compassionate portrait of America's most famous political dynasty."
--Publishers Weekly
"Journalist Kate Storey turns her sights to Cape Cod in this revealing portrait of the Kennedy family's iconic Hyannis Port home, and the stories its walls have contained over the decades. Constructed from more than a hundred intimate interviews and dozens of photos, White House by the Sea is a thorough, absorbing volume of love, fame and that most complicated of American families."
--Elle magazine
"[A] thoughtful and astute history. Storey has found a genuinely fresh historical angle. With an abundance of anecdotes...a bittersweet nostalgia moves through some of the chapters like a light mist off Nantucket Sound."
"A treasure trove of interesting, amusing, and poignant stories and anecdotes of the dynamic, tightknit, and consequential clan...Appropriately enough, the book makes for great beach reading, as breezy as the summer air off Nantucket Sound."
--Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging and factual, capturing personal nuances and relaying intimate anecdotes that often stand in contrast to predominant, media-created perceptions...Readers will come away with new insights and due appreciation for this uniquely American dynasty."
--Booklist (starred review)
"A resplendent stirring of nostalgia...Cape Cod has never had a book worthy of its romance with the Kennedys, nor have the Kennedys had one that does justice to their courtship with the peninsula they transformed into America's Playground--until now."
--Larry Tye, author of Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
"Impeccably researched, Kate Storey's White House by the Sea is an irresistible invitation to spend time with America's First Family over decades of magical summertimes. Captivating!"
--Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Hotel Nantucket
#1 Must-Read Book of the Summer by Town & Country
Most Anticipated Book of the Summer by Elle

"A well-paced history...Storey has shaken a lot of archival trees and has embedded herself within the surviving Kennedy family...A revealing record."
--New York Times Book Review