John F. Kennedy’s father was a major figure in his own right. He was a financial genius and a political power player. He was one of the richest men of the world, a man who had the political and financial power to affect the lives of millions.
He was also, however, a man of questionable ethics. He made dirty deals in his professional life and even dirtier ones in private.
Today, the father is outshined by the son, and we often see Joseph Kennedy as nothing more than a footnote in the story of JFK. Joseph’s decisions, though, shaped the man his son became and the world we live in today.