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True compass : a memoir

Autore: Edward M Kennedy
Editore: New York : Twelve, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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.
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Genere/forma: Nonfiction
Biography
Personal narratives
Persona incaricata: Edward M Kennedy; Edward M Kennedy; Kennedy family; Edward Moore Kennedy
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Edward M Kennedy
ISBN: 9780446539258 0446539252 9780446557993 0446557994
Numero OCLC: 434905205
Descrizione: x, 532 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contenuti: The torch --
pt. 1, Family: --
Safe harbor --
No crying in this house --
Wartime London --
Boarding school boy --
The Harvard screwup --
pt. 2, Brotherhood: --
Kennedy for President --
Becoming a politician --
The New Frontier --
Drinks with the Senator --
1963 --
Falling to earth --
Thunder --
Bobby --
pt. 3, On my own: --
The shock of silence --
The hospital --
Nixonian radicals --
Backlash in Boston --
Sailing against the wind --
The Reagan years --
The family business --
pt. 4, Renewal: --
The woman who changed my life --
Campaigning for political survival --
The Clinton years --
The living Rose --
Senator --
Perseverance.
Responsabilità: Edward M. Kennedy.

Abstract:

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. 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.

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