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Edward M. Kennedy (1932–2009)

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Edward M. Kennedy was born in 1932. He was thrown out of Harvard University in 1951 for cheating, but he eventually returned and received a degree in 1956. He also attended the University of Virginia Law School. He was elected to the Senate in 1962, taking the seat that his brother John F. Kennedy mostra'n més had occupied before being elected President, and served for the next 47 years. His legislative achievements included bills to provide health insurance for children of the working poor, the landmark 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, Meals on Wheels for the elderly, abortion clinic access, family leave, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He wrote the following books: My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D. C. and True Compass. He died from brain cancer on August 25, 2009 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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In this era of unparalleled partisanship, it was refreshing to read this bio of the Lion of the Senate, a man who mastered the art of reaching across the aisle to move forward legislation that benefited ordinary Americans. Learning about his relationships with the many presidents and House speakers he worked with was fascinating, as was reading about his personal losses and victories. Recommended, and not just for political junkies.
vverse23 | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Jan 9, 2024 |
5--- True Compass a memoir, by Edward M. Kennedy 9read 21 Jul 2023) A memorable book which I much enjoyed. It covers his whole life as it was published after he died on August 25, 2009
Schmerguls | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Jul 21, 2023 |
There' no questioning the influential and important role the Kennedy's have played in American History. So much has already been revealed about the wonderful contributions their work has brought to America, the tragedies they've had to endure, and sadly, the shortcomings they've fallen prey to. That being said, what I most enjoyed about this book, was hearing it from a Kennedy's point of view. In many ways it felt more like I was sitting down having a conversation with Ted,rather than reading his memoir. Ted reveals so many personal, intimate little details about the Kennedy's that I now see them in a different light. However,if there's one drawback to hearing the Kennedy story from a Kennedy; it's that the negative aspects of their lives are pretty much glossed over. To be fair, that's to be expected. Ted want to focus on the positive aspects of the Kennedy dynasty and that's just what he did. In very enjoyable and up lifting way !… (més)
kevinkevbo | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Jul 14, 2023 |
First published in 2006, this book is now seriously out of date as the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries are taking place. Kennedy details many of the failings of the Bush presidency, blaming many of the current problems on Bush or the Republicans. Now that Obama is in office, the G.O.P. candidates are point out the same woes, but this time it's Obama or the Democrats fault. In this regard, it's just more of the same from our politicians, e.g., "the other guy is wrong", "I / my party can do better". but when they take office, it's more about STAYING in office than seeking compromise to accomplish something significant.
Also, reading this in 2011, with the economic problems the Country is facing, many of Teddy's programs would take huge amounts of money to fund, money no longer available as we try to limit our deficit spending.
All in all, the book is too far out of date to recommend at this time. Bush is gone, and Teddy has passed away. This book should suffer the same fate.
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rsutto22 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 15, 2021 |


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