Books: The Driving Will

THE FOUNDING FATHER by Richard J. Whalen. 541 pages. New American Library. $6.95.

Harvard is beating Yale 4-1. Two outs, last of the ninth. The Harvard pitcher (and captain) beckons to a lanky redhead on the bench to take over first base so that he can win his letter. Yale's last batter grounds out. The captain asks the sub for the winning ball, but he refuses to hand it over. "I made the putout, didn't I?" snaps Joseph P. Kennedy.

"Joe was the kind of guy who, if he wanted something bad enough, would...

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