Books: Private Faces

THE EDUCATION OF EDWARD KENNEDY by BURTON HERSH 510 pages. Morrow. $10.95.

In a campaign year cluttered with political biographies, as well as rehashes of the Kennedy years, this overweight volume might have been passed by. But the clawing among Democratic candidates for the presidency, and then the shooting of Governor Wallace, have brought the Kennedy tragedy to mind, along with the role that Edward Kennedy may yet play at next month's convention.

The author, a sometime novelist and freelancer, is unusually sensitive about both the Senator's political and personal history. He is also...

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