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True compass /

The Massachusetts senator shares his personal perspectives on the tragedies that have shaped his family, his long political career, the major events of the past fifty years, and his recent health battles.

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  • "In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, elected to the Senate in 1962 tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events. He discusses his distinguished career, his relationships with his brothers John and Robert Kennedy, and the tragedies that have befallen his family over the many years."
  • "The Massachusetts senator shares his personal perspectives on the tragedies that have shaped his family, his long political career, the major events of the past fifty years, and his recent health battles."
  • "The Massachusetts senator shares his personal perspectives on the tragedies that have shaped his family, his long political career, the major events of the past fifty years, and his recent health battles."@en
  • "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. Edward M. Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the great Senators in the nation's history. He is also the patriarch of America's most heralded family. In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Kennedy speaks with unprecedented candour about his extraordinary life. He writes movingly of his brothers and their influence on him; his marriage to the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy; his role in the major events of our time (from the civil rights movement to the election of Barack Obama); and how his recent diagnosis of a malignant brain tumour has given even greater urgency to his long crusade for improved health care for all Americans. Written with warmth, wit, and grace, TRUE COMPASS is Edward M. Kennedy's inspiring legacy to readers and to history."
  • "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. TRUE COMPASS 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 takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and 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, the quest for peace in 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 and 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 found a new voice and 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. Hundreds of books have been written about the Kennedys. 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."@en
  • ""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. Hundreds of books have been written about the Kennedys. This book 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."--Jacket."
  • "Edward M. ("Ted") Kennedy was first elected as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts in 1962, after playing a key role in his brother John's Presidential campaign. "In 2004 he began interviews at the Miller Center of the Univ. of Virginia for an oral history project about his life. Since then he has drawn from his fifty years of contemporaneous notes from personal diaries and worked closely on this book with ... Ron Powers." -- dust jacket. In his revealing autobiography, Kennedy discusses his distinguished career, his family and personal relationships, and the tragedies that have befallen his family over the many years."
  • "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"
  • "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY : HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. A landmark autobiography and the definite account from a member of America s most heralded family. As a young man, Edward M. Kennedy played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother, John F. Kennedy. In 1962, he was elected to the US Senate, where he learned how to become an effective legislator. His life was marked by tragedy and perseverance : he writes movingly of his brothers and his years of struggle in the wake of their deaths ; his marriage to Victoria, the woman who changed his life ; and his role in the major events of our time from civil rights, Vietnam and Watergate to the quest for peace in Northern Ireland."@en
  • "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."
  • "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. A landmark autobiography and the definite account from a member of America s most heralded family.As a young man, Edward M. Kennedy played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother, John F. Kennedy. In 1962, he was elected to the US Senate, where he learned how to become an effective legislator. His life was marked by tragedy and perseverance: he writes movingly of his brothers and his years of struggle in the wake of their deaths; his marriage to Victoria, the woman who changed his life; and his role in the major events of our time from civil rights, Vietnam and Watergate to the quest for peace in Northern Ireland."

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  • "Biography."

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  • "True compass /"@en
  • "True compass /"
  • "True compass: a memoir."
  • "True Compass : a memoir /"
  • "True compass a memoir /"
  • "True compass : a memoir"
  • "True compass"
  • "True Compass A Memoir/"@en
  • "True compass : a memoir /"
  • "True compass : a memoir /"@en