I am currently reading The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy and after listening to Thomas Hager I think there is much that could be written about Joseph Kennedy Sr in the realm of historical non fiction. He led a convoluted life that would need no embellishments to prove interesting to a reader. I was impressed with how Mr. Hager stood by his belief that fabricating conversations to any extent is doing a disservice to the reader. The amount of research Mr. Hager devotes to his writing is insane and proves he has a passion for his writing. I have a difficult enough time finding the motivation for a 10 pager let alone a novel. Then again, he writes what he wants whereas we as students write what our professors want. Nevertheless impressive.