True Compass

True Compass

TRUE COMPASS 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.

Author: Edward M. Kennedy

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 0446539260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events. TRUE COMPASS 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, recounted here in loving detail. In 1962 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he began a fascinating political education and became a legislator. In this historic memoir, Ted Kennedy remembers life with his parents and brothers and explains their profound impact on him. For the first time, he recounts his years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time--civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, Northern Ireland--and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans, a fight influenced by his own experiences in hospitals. His life has been marked by tragedy, perseverance, a love of family, and an abiding faith. There have been controversies, too, and Kennedy addresses them with unprecedented candor. At midlife, embattled and uncertain if he would ever fall in love again, he met the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Facing a tough reelection campaign against an aggressive challenger named Mitt Romney, Kennedy began one of the great third acts in American politics, sponsoring major legislation, standing up for liberal principles, and making the pivotal endorsement of Barack Obama for president. TRUE COMPASS will endure as the definitive account from a member of America's most heralded family, an inspiring legacy to readers and to history, and a deeply moving story of a life like no other.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Find Your Story Write Your Memoir

Find Your Story  Write Your Memoir

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs ofa Boy Soldier. ... Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir ofFriendship. ... Lit: A Memoir. New York: HarperCollins, 2009. Kennedy, Edward. True Compass: A Memoir. New York: Twelve, 2009. Kingston, Maxine Hong.

Author: Lynn C. Miller

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299293130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 147

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Every person has a story to tell, but few beginners know how to uncover their story's narrative potential. And despite a growing interest among students and creative writers, few guides to the genre of memoirs and creative nonfiction highlight compelling storytelling strategies. Addressing this gap, the authors provide a guide to memoir writing that shows how an aspiring writer can use storytelling tools and tactics borrowed from fiction to weave personal experiences into the shape of a story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Wit and Wisdom of Ted Kennedy

The Wit and Wisdom of Ted Kennedy

In his memoir True Compass Ted Kennedy wrote of how in the blur of days following the assassination of his brother Robert, he often found refuge in sailing. I surrendered myself to the sea and the wind and the sun and the stars on these ...

Author: Bill Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681770024

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The mantras, witticisms, and philosophies of Ted Kennedy, collected by the editor of the New York Times bestselling The Kennedy Wit. “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.” —Democratic National Convention, 1980 “Like my brothers before me, I pick up the fallen standard. Sustained by the memory of our priceless years together, I shall try to carry forward that special commitment to justice, to excellence, and to courage that distinguished their lives.” —Speech given before the start of the 1968 Democratic Convention A collection of quotations and philosophies from Ted Kennedy, grouped thematically in categories (“Words of Inspiration,” “On the Kennedy Family and its Legacy,” “Personal Reflections,” “On Religion and Public life,” “Lighter Moments,” etc.). Each section will include a brief introduction by the editor to set off the group of quotes, which range from charming little one-liners to Kennedy's letter to Pope Benedict that President Obama hand-delivered to the Vatican in July 2009.
Categories: Political Science

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Life Stories  A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs  Autobiographies  and Diaries

Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Kennedy, Edward M. True Compass: A Memoir Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed: A Memoir Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Reagan, Ronald.

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines



Edward M. Kennedy, True Compass: A Memoir (New York:Twelve, 2009), 488. 4. Kennedy, True Compass, 489. 5. Kennedy, True Compass, 493. 6. Kennedy, True Compass, 494. 7. Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World ...

Author: Ira Shapiro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538105832

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

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While the hyper-partisanship in Washington that has stunned the world has been building for decades, Ira Shapiro argues that the U.S. Senate has suffered most acutely from the loss of its political center. In Broken, Ira Shapiro, a former senior Senate staffer and author of the critically-acclaimed book The Last Great Senate, offers an expert’s account of some of the most prominent battles of the past decade and lays out what must be done to restore the Senate’s lost luster. Shapiro places the Senate at “ground zero for America’s political dysfunction”--the institution that has failed the longest and the worst. Because the Senate, at its best, represented the special place where the Democrats and Republicans worked together to transcend ideological and regional differences and find common ground, its decline has intensified the nation’s polarization, by institutionalizing it at the highest level. Shapiro documents this decline and evaluates the prospects of restoration that could provide a way out of the polarized morass that has engulfed Congress. With a narrative that runs right through the first year of the Trump presidency, Broken will be essential reading for all concerned about the state of American politics and the future of our country.
Categories: Political Science

Behind the Dream

Behind the Dream

... True Compass: A Memoir (New York: Twelve/Hachette Books) pp. 200–201. William Cowper, “God Moves In Mysterious Ways ... Malcolm X (with Alex Haley), The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: Random House, 1965), pp. 278, 280–281. 4.

Author: Clarence B. Jones

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230112382

Category: History

Page: 224

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"I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. Behind the Dream is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the weeks leading up to the great event, as told by Clarence Jones, co-writer of the speech and close confidant to King. Jones was there, on the road, collaborating with the great minds of the time, and hammering out the ideas and the speech that would shape the civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.
Categories: History

Streets Without Joy

Streets Without Joy

Memoirs cited in this book: Bush, George W. Decision Points. New York: Random House, 2010. Cheney, Dick. In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2011. ... Kennedy, Edward M. True Compass: A Memoir.

Author: Michael A. Innes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197644188

Category: Social Science


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America's wars after the 9/11 attacks were marked by a political obsession with terrorist 'sanctuaries' and 'safe havens'. From mountain redoubts in Afghanistan to the deserts of Iraq, Washington's policy-makers maintained an unwavering focus on finding and destroying the refuges, bases and citadels of modern guerrilla movements, and holding their sponsors to account. This was a preoccupation embedded in nearly every official speech and document of the time, a corpus of material that offered a new logic for thinking about the world. As an exercise in political communication, it was a spectacular success. From 2001 to 2009, President George W. Bush and his closest advisors set terms of reference that cascaded down from the White House, through government and into the hearts and minds of Americans. 'Sanctuary' was the red thread running through all of it, permeating the decisions and discourses of the day. Where did this obsession come from? How did it become such an important feature of American political life? In this new political history, Michael A. Innes explores precedents, from Saigon to Baghdad, and traces how decision-makers and their advisors used ideas of sanctuary to redefine American foreign policy, national security, and enemies real and imagined.
Categories: Social Science

The Irish and the American Presidency

The Irish and the American Presidency

Also, Richard Nixon, The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (New York: Simon & Schuster Inc., 1978), 488. Kissinger, White House Years, 935. ... Edward Kennedy, True Compass: A Memoir (New York: Hachette Book Group, 2009), 355.

Author: Nicole Anderson Yanoso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351480642

Category: History

Page: 282

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There is a widely held notion that, except for the elections of 1928 and 1960, the Irish have primarily influenced only state and local government. The Irish and the American Presidency reveals that the Irish have had a consistent and noteworthy impact on presidential careers, policies, and elections throughout American history. Using US party systems as an organizational framework, this book examines the various ways that Scots-Irish and Catholic Irish Americans, as well as the Irish who remained in eire, have shaped, altered, and sometimes driven such presidential political factors as party nominations, campaign strategies, elections, and White House policymaking.The Irish seem to be inextricably interwoven into important moments of presidential political history. Yanoso discusses the Scots-Irish participation in the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the War of 1812. She describes President Bill Clinton's successful Good Friday Agreement that brought peace and hope to Northern Ireland. And finally, she assesses the now-common presidential visits to Ireland as a strategy for garnering Irish-American support back home.No previous work has explored the impact of Irish and Irish-American affairs on US presidential politics throughout the entire scope of American history. Readers interested in presidential politics, American history, and/or Irish/Irish-American history are certain to find The Irish and the American Presidency enjoyable, informative, and impactful.
Categories: History

Robert F Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights 1960 1964

Robert F  Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights  1960  1964

... True Compass: A Memoir. New York: Twelve, 2009. Kennedy, Robert F. The Enemy Within. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Kennedy, Robert. Edwin Gutham and Jeffrey Shulman, eds. Robert Kennedy in His Own Words: The Unpublished ...

Author: Philip A. Goduti, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476600871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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From the 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the Department of Justice worked tirelessly to change the climate of civil rights in the nation. This book explores how the Kennedy brothers and leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and James Meredith, among others, pushed for change at a critical time. Through an analysis of White House memoranda, speeches, telephone conversations and recorded discussions as well as secondary sources, this study explores Robert Kennedy’s role in key events of the civil rights movement, which include the Freedom Rides in 1961, the Ole Miss crisis in 1962 and the Birmingham campaign and March on Washington in 1963. The combined efforts of the Kennedys and these leaders helped change the atmosphere in the nation to one of acceptance and opportunity for African Americans and other minorities.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

JFK and His Enemies

JFK and His Enemies

Kennedy, Edward M. True Compass: A Memoir. New York, 2009. Kennedy, Jacqueline. Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. New York, 2011. Kennedy, John F. As We Remember Joe. Privately published, 1945.

Author: Thomas J. Whalen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442213760

Category: History

Page: 213

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The famed 19th century humorist Finely Peter Dunne once commented that life “would not be worth living if we didn’t keep our enemies.” Certainly John F. Kennedy could appreciate the wisdom behind this observation. At nearly every stage of his noteworthy political career, which stretched from the dank, run-down tenement houses of Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1946 to the gleaming downtown skyscrapers of Dallas, Texas in 1963, Kennedy had collected his fair share of enemies. Some, like Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. in 1952 and Lyndon Johnson in 1960, presented formidable political obstacles to his attaining higher office. Others, like Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, threatened the very survival of the human race itself. Regardless of the stakes, Kennedy always seemed to rise to the level of the domestic or international challenge presented. “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man,” he said. To those who knew him best, this single-mindedness was not surprising. “He clearly wanted to establish a place in history,” insisted Robert McNamara, Kennedy’s Secretary of Defense. But being an historian himself, Kennedy realized that political success did not come easily or cheaply. It required individual strength of character, clarity of thought, and the ability to act decisively. “There are risks and costs to action,” he allowed. “But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”
Categories: History