About four weeks ago in a sell-in, I was told of True Compass, the autobiography that Senator Edward Kennedy worked on for five years, trying to get it finished before his terminal illness finally caught up with him.
The book was finished in time, and its publication was rushed forward, but sadly Ted Kennedy hasn’t lived to see it on the shelves.
Edward M. Kennedy was widely regarded as one of the great Senators in the United States’ history. He was also the patriarch of America’s most heralded family. In this landmark autobiography, Senator Kennedy speaks with unprecedented candour about his extraordinary life. He writes movingly of his brothers and their influence on him, his marriage to the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, his role in the major events of our time (from the civil rights movement to the election of Barack Obama) and how his diagnosis of a malignant brain tumour gave even greater urgency to his long crusade for improved health care for all Americans. Written with warmth, wit, and grace, True Compass is Edward M. Kennedy’s inspiring legacy to readers and to history.
True Compass is being released on September 14.