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Book Review: True Compass by Edward Kennedy

True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy

True Compass

By Edward M. Kennedy

Twelve; 532 pages

The Kennedy legacy has long rested on the shoulders of its two most glowing sons: He Who Was President (John) and He Who Could Have Been (Bobby). Yet it may be He Who Never Was--Teddy, the youngest in the nine-sibling Kennedy brood--who has had the most lasting impact. In this memoir, finished before he died of brain cancer on Aug. 25, the Massachusetts Senator draws on half a century's worth of journal entries and other notes to reconstruct a life full of seemingly endless tribulations. True Compass covers the violent deaths of...

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