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True Compass: A Memoir
by Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Published: 2009-09-14
Hardcover : 544 pages
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Edward M. Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the great Senators in the nation's history. He is also the patriarch of America's most heralded family. In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Kennedy speaks with unprecedented candour about his extraordinary life. He writes ...
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(Edward M. Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the great Senators in the nation's history. He is also the patriarch of America's most heralded family. In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Kennedy speaks with unprecedented candour about his extraordinary life. He writes movingly of his brothers and their influence on him; his marriage to the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy; his role in the major events of our time (from the civil rights movement to the election of Barack Obama); and how his recent diagnosis of a malignant brain tumour has given even greater urgency to his long crusade for improved health care for all Americans. Written with warmth, wit, and grace, TRUE COMPASS is Edward M. Kennedy's inspiring legacy to readers and to history.

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His cheating in school, the deaths of all of his brothers, Chappaquiddick, his son's cancer, his marriage to Vicki.
by riggosmom (see profile) 04/09/10

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Itnis a long book a little over 500 hundred pages so please realize that when you decide to read it.
by riggosmom (see profile) 04/09/10
The book is such a personal look at the Kennedy family from Papa Joe down to Teddy Kennedy III.

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  "True Compass"by riggosmom (see profile) 04/09/10

This a wonderful book written by a man that lead a supremely interesting life. He had his faults as we all do but he learned from them. I am happy he was a senator that helped shape our country. It... (read more)

 
  "True Compass:A Memoir"by kkmcclelland (see profile) 04/09/10

Interesting book giving insight to the personal side of Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy family in general. It gave me an appreciation for his contributions to society through his influence and lifetime of... (read more)

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