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True Compass

A Memoir
Kennedy, Edward M. (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
True Compass
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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.
Authors: Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Title: True compass
a memoir
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Twelve, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 532 p., [40] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm
Contents: The torch
Family. Safe harbor ; No crying in this house ; Wartime London ; Boarding school boy ; The Harvard screwup
Brotherhood. Kennedy for President ; Becoming a politician ; The New Frontier ; Drinks with the Senator ; 1963 ; Falling to earth ; Thunder ; Bobby
On my own. the shock of silence ; The hospital ; Nixonian radicals ; Backlash in Boston ; Sailing against the wind ; The Reagan years ; The family business
Renewal. the woman who changed my life ; Campaigning for political survival ; The Clinton years ; The living Rose ; Senator ; Perseverance
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780446539258
0446539252
Statement of Responsibility: Edward M. Kennedy
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Legislators United States Biography United States. Congress. Senate Biography Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Topical Term: Legislators
LCCN: 2009931859
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Dec 24, 2012
  • JudithPlante rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a political memoir more than a personal memoir...I was expecting more personal but it was a good insight to the politics of the Kennedy family and their very strong relationships. Politically boring in some places but okay.

Jun 23, 2012
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I'm a fan of the Kennedy's and Senator Edward Kennedy. I did enjoy this book however I was expecting more of his personal life and NOT as much political "stuff". I still feel he held back on certain areas of his life. The book was boring in parts but I persevered after putting it down and reading and finishing other books first. In the end I'm glad I did finish it.

Aug 12, 2011
  • pkirk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Memoirs are often too filtered by the author. And in some respects Mr Kennedy filtered what he wanted us to know. Fair enough. He tells his story in a direct and effective way. After all he was one of the most respected senators and he was an effective senator, Championing a national health care system in the U.S.

A very good read

Dec 28, 2010
  • l_eppers rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great Read. I most enjoyed the stories of brotherly support and love. Some parts had a bit too much political insight.

Too political for me ...was looking more from his personal life

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