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Ted Kennedy - The Dream That Never Died

Edward Klein

In the most inspiring speech of his career, Ted Kennedy once vowed: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Unlike his martyred brothers, John and Robert, whose lives were cut off before the promise of a better future could be realized, Ted lived long enough to make many promises come true. During a career that spanned an astonishing half-century, he put his imprint on every major piece of progressive legislation-from health care and education to civil rights. There were times during that career-such as after the incident in Chappaquiddick-when Ted seemed to have surrendered to his demons. But there were other times-after one of his inspiring speeches on the floor of the Senate, for example-when he was compared to Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and other great lawmakers of the past. Indeed, for most of his life, Ted Kennedy played a kaleidoscope of roles-from destructive thrill seeker to constructive lawmaker; from straying husband to devoted father and uncle. In Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died, celebrated Kennedy biographer Edward Klein at last reconciles these contradictions, painting a stunningly original, up-to-the-moment portrait of Ted Kennedy and his remarkable late-in-life redemption. Drawing on a vast store of original research and unprecedented access to Ted Kennedy's political associates, friends, and family, Klein takes the reader behind the scenes to reveal many secrets. Among them: • Why Caroline Kennedy, at Ted's urging, aspired to fill the New York Senate vacancy but then suddenly and unexpectedly withdrew her candidacy. • How Ted ended his longest-lasting romantic relationship to marry Victoria Reggie, and the unexpected effect that union had on his personal and political redemption. • What transpired between the parents of Mary Jo Kopechne and Ted Kennedy during two private meetings at Ted's home. • Which feuds are likely to erupt within the Kennedy family in the wake of

In the most inspiring speech of his career, Ted Kennedy once vowed: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Unlike his martyred brothers, John and Robert, whose lives were cut off before the promise of a better future could be realized, Ted lived long enough to make many promises come true. During a career that spanned an astonishing half-century, he put his imprint on every major piece of progressive legislation-from health care and education to civil rights. There were times during that career-such as after the incident in Chappaquiddick-when Ted seemed to have surrendered to his demons. But there were other times-after one of his inspiring speeches on the floor of the Senate, for example-when he was compared to Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and other great lawmakers of the past. Indeed, for most of his life, Ted Kennedy played a kaleidoscope of roles-from destructive thrill seeker to constructive lawmaker; from straying husband to devoted father and uncle. In Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died, celebrated Kennedy biographer Edward Klein at last reconciles these contradictions, painting a stunningly original, up-to-the-moment portrait of Ted Kennedy and his remarkable late-in-life redemption. Drawing on a vast store of original research and unprecedented access to Ted Kennedy's political associates, friends, and family, Klein takes the reader behind the scenes to reveal many secrets. Among them: • Why Caroline Kennedy, at Ted's urging, aspired to fill the New York Senate vacancy but then suddenly and unexpectedly withdrew her candidacy. • How Ted ended his longest-lasting romantic relationship to marry Victoria Reggie, and the unexpected effect that union had on his personal and political redemption. • What transpired between the parents of Mary Jo Kopechne and Ted Kennedy during two private meetings at Ted's home. • Which feuds are likely to erupt within the Kennedy family in the wake of
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In the most inspiring speech of his career, Ted Kennedy once vowed: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Unlike his martyred brothers, John and Robert, whose lives were cut off before the promise of a better future could be realized, Ted lived long enough to make many promises come true. During a career that spanned an astonishing half-century, he put his imprint on every major piece of progressive legislation-from health care and education to civil rights. There were times during that career-such as after the incident in Chappaquiddick-when Ted seemed to have surrendered to his demons. But there were other times-after one of his inspiring speeches on the floor of the Senate, for example-when he was compared to Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and other great lawmakers of the past. Indeed, for most of his life, Ted Kennedy played a kaleidoscope of roles-from destructive thrill seeker to constructive lawmaker; from straying husband to devoted father and uncle. In Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died, celebrated Kennedy biographer Edward Klein at last reconciles these contradictions, painting a stunningly original, up-to-the-moment portrait of Ted Kennedy and his remarkable late-in-life redemption. Drawing on a vast store of original research and unprecedented access to Ted Kennedy's political associates, friends, and family, Klein takes the reader behind the scenes to reveal many secrets. Among them: • Why Caroline Kennedy, at Ted's urging, aspired to fill the New York Senate vacancy but then suddenly and unexpectedly withdrew her candidacy. • How Ted ended his longest-lasting romantic relationship to marry Victoria Reggie, and the unexpected effect that union had on his personal and political redemption. • What transpired between the parents of Mary Jo Kopechne and Ted Kennedy during two private meetings at Ted's home. • Which feuds are likely to erupt within the Kennedy family in the wake of

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

6h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:36