True Compass

True Compass

A Memoir

Large Print - 2009
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Edward M. ("Ted") Kennedy was first elected as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts in 1962, after playing a key role in his brother John's Presidential campaign. "In 2004 he began interviews at the Miller Center of the Univ. of Virginia for an oral history project about his life. Since then he has drawn from his fifty years of contemporaneous notes from personal diaries and worked closely on this book with ... Ron Powers." -- dust jacket. In his revealing autobiography, Kennedy discusses his distinguished career, his family and personal relationships, and the tragedies that have befallen his family over the many years.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Twelve Large Print, c2009
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780446557993
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT B Kennedy
Characteristics: xi, 732 p. (large print), [40] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Powers, Ron


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Dec 24, 2012

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

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

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

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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