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Edward Kennedy

Author : Burton Hersh
language : en
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Release Date : 2010

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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.

Ted Kennedy

Author : Edward Klein
language : en
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Release Date : 2010-08

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Presents the life and accomplishments of the Massachusetts senator, from his early childhood and family life to the deaths of his brothers and his later life as a senator and family man.

True Compass

Author : Edward M. Kennedy
language : en
Publisher: Twelve
Release Date : 2009-12-25

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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. 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.

Last Lion

Author : Peter S. Canellos
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2009-02-17

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No figure in American public life has had such great expectations thrust upon him, or has responded so poorly. But Ted Kennedy -- the youngest of the Kennedy children and the son who felt the least pressure to satisfy his father's enormous ambitions -- would go on to live a life that no one could have predicted: dismissed as a spent force in politics by the time he reached middle age, Ted became the most powerful senator of the last half century and the nation's keeper of traditional liberalism. As Peter S. Canellos and his team of Boston Globe reporters show in this revealing and intimate biography, the gregarious, pudgy, and least academically successful of the Kennedy boys has witnessed greater tragedy and suffered greater pressure than any of his siblings. At the age of thirty-six, Ted Kennedy found himself the last brother, the champion of a generation's dreams and ambitions. He would be expected to give the nation the confidence to confront its problems and to build a fairer society at home and abroad. He quickly failed in spectacular fashion. Late one night in the summer of 1969, he left the scene of a fatal automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island. The death there of a young woman from his brother's campaign would haunt and ultimately doom his presidential ambitions. Political rivals turned his all-too-human failings -- drinking, philandering, and divorce -- into a condemnation of his liberal politics. But as the presidency eluded his grasp, Kennedy was finally liberated from the expectations of others, free to become his own man. Once a symbol of youthful folly and nepotism, he transformed himself in his later years into a symbol of wisdom and perseverance. He built a deeply loving marriage with his second wife, Victoria Reggie. He embraced his role as the family patriarch. And as his health failed, he anointed the young and ambitious presidential candidate Barack Obama, whom many commentators compared to his brother Jack. The Kennedy brand of liberalism was rediscovered by a new generation of Americans. Perceptive and carefully reported, drawing heavily from candid interviews with the Kennedy family and inner circle, Last Lion captures magnificently the life and historic achievements of Ted Kennedy, as well as the personal redemption that he found.

The Land Movement In Tullaroan County Kilkenny 1879 1891

Author : Edward Kennedy
language : en
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Release Date : 2004

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In this study the rich seam of information provided by the Chief Secretary's Office Registered Papers and the Kilkenny newspapers for the years 1879-91 is used to relate how this rural parish embraced the ideas and organisational principles of a succession of agrarian/political movements. The focus is removed from prominent national leaders and placed on the local people who joined the Land League, the Ladies' Land League and the Irish National League. The emphasis is on the relationships between the local leaders, their friends, neighbours and protagonists and how these relationships changed over twelve tumultuous years. We come to know James Bowe, Edmond Walsh, Ellen Forde, John Dowling, Rev. Patrick Meany, Constable James McElhoney and Resident Magistrate William Hort as their paths crossed during the different campaigns of that period.

Edward Kennedy S Leadership Lessons

Author : New Word City
language : en
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date : 2010-02-01

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Born the youngest of four sons in America’s “royal family,” Edward M. Kennedy was considered the least likely to succeed. His early years seemed to bear out this prognosis. But after being elected to the United States Senate, facing almost unspeakable tragedy, and owning up to his mistakes, Kennedy grew into one of the greatest senators in American history. He was a leader who understood how to forge alliances, build consensus, and get results. The lessons of his life are essential for any leader. The life of Edward “Ted” Kennedy reads like a gripping novel about a man who transforms himself in the crucible of tragedy and emerges triumphant. Ultimately it is a story of redemption, of a man who grew into himself–and became one of the most effective, powerful, and revered leaders in American history. Born February 22, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts, Edward Moore Kennedy was the youngest of nine children in what is often referred to as America’s “royal family.” He had politics in his blood–both his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, and his mother, the former Rose Fitzgerald, came from prominent Irish-Catholic families long involved in the rough-edged world of Democratic politics in Boston and Massachusetts. New Word City, publishers of digital originals, contributes 10 percent of its profits to literacy causes.

America Back On Track

Author : Edward M. Kennedy
language : en
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date : 2007-08-28

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From one of America's most respected progressive voices comes an inspiring vision of reform and renewal In a Senate career spanning more than four decades, Edward M. Kennedy has become one of the most authoritative voices in American politics. His first major book in more than twenty years, America Back on Track argues that our nation has departed more deeply from its fundamental ideals than at any time in modern history. From a dangerous foreign policy to the threats against constitutional checks and balances, Kennedy tackles the country's gravest concerns and charts a course toward a stronger, freer, and fairer America. A provocative call to action, this will be read by everyone seeking political clarity in these tumultuous times.