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Edward Kennedy : an intimate biography

Author: Burton Hersh
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historian and journalist combines extensive research with observations from his long-time acquaintance with Kennedy to recount the influential senator's life, including the Chappaquiddick accident and Kennedy's behind-the-scenes efforts to bring down Nixon.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward M Kennedy; Edward M Kennedy; Edward M Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Hersh
ISBN: 9781582436289 1582436282 9781582437613 1582437610
OCLC Number: 515407707
Description: xvi, 654 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The initiation of the minotaur. Root systems --
Political lullabies --
Whelping the juggernaut --
The castle --
The Senate --
Teddy and Bob --
part one --
Teddy and Bob --
part two --
Cannonball --
Two summers --
Human size --
The shadow president. The comeback --
Finishing Nixon --
The brass ring --
The politics of counterinsurgency --
Bush I --
Back from the dead --
While the dust settled --
Endgame.
Responsibility: Burton Hersh.
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A historian and journalist combines extensive research with observations from his long-time acquaintance with Kennedy to recount the influential senator's life, including the Chappaquiddick accident and Kennedy's behind-the-scenes efforts to bring down Nixon.

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Praise for Edward Kennedy "Hersh, a Harvard classmate of the future senator ... makes good use of sources going back six decades to paint a personal portrait." --Jonathan Alter, The New York Times Read more...

 
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