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The Resource True compass : a memoir, Edward M. Kennedy

True compass : a memoir, Edward M. Kennedy

Label
True compass : a memoir
Title
True compass
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Edward M. Kennedy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • "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 remembers life with his parents and brothers and explains their profound impact on him. For the first time, he recounts his 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, 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, 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 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. This book 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."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Edward M.
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.K35
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
B K3648k
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Powers, Ron
Series statement
New York Times best sellers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • Legislators
  • Kennedy, Edward Moore
  • United States
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • Legislators
  • Kennedy, Edward Moore
Label
True compass : a memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 512-514) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The torch -- pt. 1, Family: -- Safe harbor -- No crying in this house -- Wartime London -- Boarding school boy -- The Harvard screwup -- pt. 2, Brotherhood: -- Kennedy for President -- Becoming a politician -- The New Frontier -- Drinks with the Senator -- 1963 -- Falling to earth -- Thunder -- Bobby -- pt. 3, On my own: -- The shock of silence -- The hospital -- Nixonian radicals -- Backlash in Boston -- Sailing against the wind -- The Reagan years -- The family business -- pt. 4, Renewal: -- The woman who changed my life -- Campaigning for political survival -- The Clinton years -- The living Rose -- Senator -- Perseverance
Control code
ocn434905205
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 532 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349123493
Lccn
2009931859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780446539258
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)434905205
Label
True compass : a memoir, Edward M. Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 512-514) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The torch -- pt. 1, Family: -- Safe harbor -- No crying in this house -- Wartime London -- Boarding school boy -- The Harvard screwup -- pt. 2, Brotherhood: -- Kennedy for President -- Becoming a politician -- The New Frontier -- Drinks with the Senator -- 1963 -- Falling to earth -- Thunder -- Bobby -- pt. 3, On my own: -- The shock of silence -- The hospital -- Nixonian radicals -- Backlash in Boston -- Sailing against the wind -- The Reagan years -- The family business -- pt. 4, Renewal: -- The woman who changed my life -- Campaigning for political survival -- The Clinton years -- The living Rose -- Senator -- Perseverance
Control code
ocn434905205
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 532 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780349123493
Lccn
2009931859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780446539258
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)434905205

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