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True Compass

A Memoir

Kennedy, Edward M.

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
True Compass
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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Twelve, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446539258
Characteristics: x, 532 p., [40] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm


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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.

Oct 02, 2010

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


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