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True Compass - A Memoir

Edward M. Kennedy

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 candor about his extraordinary life. 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. In 1962, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he learned how to become an effective legislator. His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love for family and an abiding faith. He writes movingly of his brothers and their influence on him; his years of struggle in the wake of their deaths; 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 tumor 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.

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 candor about his extraordinary life. 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. In 1962, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he learned how to become an effective legislator. His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love for family and an abiding faith. He writes movingly of his brothers and their influence on him; his years of struggle in the wake of their deaths; 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 tumor 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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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 candor about his extraordinary life. 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. In 1962, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he learned how to become an effective legislator. His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love for family and an abiding faith. He writes movingly of his brothers and their influence on him; his years of struggle in the wake of their deaths; 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 tumor 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Bedford Lloyd

Length:

19h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

30:41


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

46:38


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

31:54


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:36


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:14:38


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

56:12


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:05:31


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

46:41


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

31:19


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

19:09


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

41:03


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

54:23


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

41:53


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

48:34


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

35:12


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

43:48


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

55:02


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

47:53


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

57:36


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:05:11


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

17:50


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

17:25


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

54:39


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

59:40


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

16:45


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

48:12


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

14:45


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

01:14