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  1. Mark Mark says:

    In this book, Adam Clymer offers us a well written, detailed portrait of the life and career of Edward Kennedy, a man who has long labored under the shadows cast by his ambitious family Burdened by the expectations the came with the family name and tarnished by the self inflicted wounds of scandal, he nonetheless persevered to become a force in the United States Senate, one whose career the author ranks as one of the greatest in the history of the institution.Such a judgment certainly reflects In this book, Adam Clymer offers us a well written, detailed portrait of the life and career of Edward Kennedy, a man who has long labored under the shadows cast by his ambitious family Burdened by the expectations the came with the family name and tarnished by the self inflicted wounds of scandal, he nonetheless persevered to become a force in the United States Senate, one whose career the author ranks as one of the greatest in the history of the institution.Such a judgment certainly reflects Clymer s bias for his subject But he does make a convincing case for the influential role that Kennedy has played in the Senate over the past three decades Clymer conveys Kennedy s love for the Senate, which he argues was reflected in his half hearted attempts for the White House in the 1970s and 1980s While some may argue that his failure to win the nomination makes any effort to minimize his presidential campaigns a case of sour grapes, Clymer demonstrates how Kennedy thrived in the Senate in a way his brothers who seemed to treat their careers there as littlethan platforms from which to launch their bids for the White House never did.Yet Clymer s biography is not without its flaws As some reviewers have noted, the book occasionally bogs down in the minutiae of legislative maneuvering, the deals and rules that play such an important role of Kennedy s career and his mastery of which is one of the keys to his influence Eventroubling, though, is Clymer s inability to reconcile successfully the powerful senator with the dissolute personal character He acknowledges Kennedy s personal problems but refers to most of them in passing only, which has the effect of reducing Chappaquiddick to an isolated incident rather than the most tragic example of the personal conduct which has defined the man in the minds of many Americans.In spite of this, Clymer s book stands as an excellent biography of Edward Kennedy Detailed, insightful, and well argued, it will remain for some time the best book about the Kennedy brother who might turn out to have been the most important and influential one of them all


  2. Everydayreader1 Everydayreader1 says:

    I have read several books about the Kennedy family Edward M Kennedy by Adam Clymer is an excellent biography for those readers who want to knowabout him, personally and professionally.Some biographies concentrateon one aspect of someone s life, but the author strikes a good balance between the triumphs and tragedies in Edward M Kennedy s personal life and his accomplishments in the United States Senate I learned so muchabout this extraordinary man and his enormous contribut I have read several books about the Kennedy family Edward M Kennedy by Adam Clymer is an excellent biography for those readers who want to knowabout him, personally and professionally.Some biographies concentrateon one aspect of someone s life, but the author strikes a good balance between the triumphs and tragedies in Edward M Kennedy s personal life and his accomplishments in the United States Senate I learned so muchabout this extraordinary man and his enormous contribution to the American people through his years of public service Somehow, he is muchreal to me after reading this book.If you re looking for a short and sweet presentation, this is not the book for you This biography is informative, lengthy, detailed and well researched


  3. Michael Michael says:

    Having read a few biographies on Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy brothers, I found Clymer s edition to be the most well balanced For a subject that has supporters and detractors of equal strength, Clymer covers Ted Kennedy without glossing over the controversial areas or puffing up the successes of his life I d recommend this to anyone looking for a fair review of Ted Kennedy.


  4. Alex Alex says:

    Can t help but be fascinated by this family.


  5. Mariya Mariya says:

    NO


  6. Lloyd Masel Lloyd Masel says:

    A man of real wealth living a life in high society, but dedicating his political life to the welfare of average America We needof his ilk in this testing time.


  7. Heather Heather says:

    I really am enjoying this book but when I read it on the weekends or before going to bed, it makes me feel like I m at work


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Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography Edward M Kennedy is one of the most influential senators in Congress For the lastyears, he s played a major role in events ranging from the Vietnam War to Supreme Court confirmations He s also been closely associated with issues such as health care, civil rights and campaign finance reform More than the foremost lawmaker and best orator in the Senate, he s enthralled and disappointed a generation who saw him as the keeper of his famous brothers flame He s seen America and her politics change in drastic ways In this definitive biography, New York Times Washington Editor Adam Clymer draws an in depth portrait of this complex man Through interviews with Kennedy, and the people close to him, he places Kennedy s career in a historical perspective, and observes how Kennedy s personal life has affected his political performance The Senator has dealt with his infamous legacy, struggled to overcome the Chappaquiddick incident, and handled spectacular failures as well as many truimphs He s one of the few old fashioned liberals who has held the Democratic Party to its principles, and is a hero to many This is a unique, enormously readable chronicle of one of the most fascinating political figures of our time [EPUB] ✼ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ✿ Ellen A. Easton – 9facts.co.uk he s played a major role in events ranging from the Vietnam War to Supreme Court confirmations He s also been closely associated with issues such as health care ➽ [Download] ✤ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly ➲ – 9facts.co.uk civil rights and campaign finance reform More than the foremost lawmaker and best orator in the Senate [Ebook] ➣ Cell By Robin Cook – 9facts.co.uk he s enthralled and disappointed a generation who saw him as the keeper of his famous brothers flame He s seen America and her politics change in drastic ways In this definitive biography ❰Download❯ ➺ Braving the Wilderness Author Brené Brown – 9facts.co.uk New York Times Washington Editor Adam Clymer draws an in depth portrait of this complex man Through interviews with Kennedy [Ebook] ➣ Lightning / Midnight / The Bad Place By Dean Koontz – 9facts.co.uk and the people close to him ❴Read❵ ➳ A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, Author Dean Koontz – 9facts.co.uk he places Kennedy s career in a historical perspective [BOOKS] ⚣ Iron Council (New Crobuzon, By China Miéville – 9facts.co.uk and observes how Kennedy s personal life has affected his political performance The Senator has dealt with his infamous legacy [KINDLE] ❅ Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert – 9facts.co.uk struggled to overcome the Chappaquiddick incident [BOOKS] ✭ Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, By Drew Hayes – 9facts.co.uk and handled spectacular failures as well as many truimphs He s one of the few old fashioned liberals who has held the Democratic Party to its principles ❁ [EPUB] ✹ Dangerous By Amanda Quick ➚ – 9facts.co.uk and is a hero to many This is a unique [Read] ➬ Succeed and Grow Rich through Persuasion Author Napoleon Hill – 9facts.co.uk enormously readable chronicle of one of the most fascinating political figures of our time