In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events.
The youngest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he came of age among siblings from whom much was expected. As a young man, he played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother John F. Kennedy, recounted here in loving detail. In 1962 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he began a fascinating political education and became a legislator.
In this historic memoir, Ted Kennedy remembers life with his parents and brothers and explains their profound impact on him. For the first time, he recounts his years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time--civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, Northern Ireland--and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans, a fight influenced by his own experiences in hospitals.
His life has been marked by tragedy, perseverance, a love of family, and an abiding faith. There have been controversies, too, and Kennedy addresses them with unprecedented candor. At midlife, embattled and uncertain if he would ever fall in love again, he met the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Facing a tough reelection campaign against an aggressive challenger named Mitt Romney, Kennedy began one of the great third acts in American politics, sponsoring major legislation, standing up for liberal principles, and making the pivotal endorsement of Barack Obama for president.
TRUE COMPASS will endure as the definitive account from a member of America's most heralded family, an inspiring legacy to readers and to history, and a deeply moving story of a life like no other.
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1 . What a Man!!!
Posted September 28, 2010 by Tahesia F , TrentonI loved this book. Ted Kennedy was a great person. He admitted to his flaws. Letting the world know that he knew he was not a perfect man but strived for perfection, was refreshing. His faith in God is inspiring. How a man that had so many things go wrong in his life stay so positive about it all. It could only be God that could kept him so optomistic and in high spirits.
I enjoyed all the backgroud history about the Kennedy Family. This was just a great read and I highly recommend it. This is a must read.
2 . The amazing life of Edward Moorehouse Kennedy
Posted July 10, 2010 by Michele Cohen , CantonI loved thisv book and have always loved Edward M. Kennedy and the wholw Kennedy family. This book touched me so much it was so reaffirminfg read his works athlough he is gone he will be missed very much by all.
September 13, 2009
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