One of the most critically acclaimed biographers at work today, with Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrew Carnegie and The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst to his credit, City University of New York professor David Nasaw makes this special Elliott Bay visit for his major new book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (Penguin Press). This book is receiving the highest praise. "Riveting ... The Patriarch is a book hard to put down ... After coming to know him over the course of this brilliant, compelling book, the reader might suspect that he was thinking he had done more than enough for his country. But the gods would demand even more." – Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review. "David Nasaw's The Patriarch is the sort of biography that begs to be called magisterial." – The Boston Globe.