True Compass

True Compass

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446539258
0446539252
Branch Call Number: 973.9209 KENNE KENNE
Characteristics: x, 532 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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JudithNappa
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.

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HopeButterfly
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.

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pkirk
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

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l_eppers
Dec 28, 2010

Great Read. I most enjoyed the stories of brotherly support and love. Some parts had a bit too much political insight.

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dmorelli
Oct 02, 2010

Too political for me ...was looking more from his personal life

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