True Compass: A Memoir

True Compass: A Memoir

Edward M. Kennedy


Edward M. Kennedy is largely considered as one of many nice Senators within the nation's heritage. he's additionally the patriarch of America's so much heralded relatives. during this landmark autobiography, 5 years within the making, Senator Kennedy speaks with extraordinary candor approximately his outstanding life.

The youngest of 9 kids born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he got here of age between siblings from whom a lot was once anticipated. As a tender guy, he performed a key function within the presidential crusade of his brother, John F. Kennedy. In 1962, he used to be elected to the U.S. Senate, the place he realized tips to develop into an efficient legislator.

His existence has been marked by way of tragedy and perseverance, a love for relations and an abiding religion. He writes movingly of his brothers and their impression on him; his years of fight within the wake in their deaths; his marriage to the girl who replaced his existence, Victoria Reggie Kennedy; his function within the significant occasions of our time (from the civil rights flow to the election of Barack Obama); and the way his fresh analysis of a malignant mind tumor has given even better urgency to his lengthy campaign for greater healthiness deal with all Americans.

Written with heat, wit, and style, True Compass is Edward M. Kennedy's inspiring legacy to readers and to historical past.

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