Lion of the Senate

Lion of the Senate
Author: Nick Littlefield,David Nexon
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781476796178
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Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An insider’s look at the two years when Senator Ted Kennedy held at bay both Newt Gingrich and his Republican majority: “For those who love politics and care about policy—and those looking for an account of how Washington used to work, Lion of the Senate is pure catnip” (USA TODAY). The November 1994 election swept a new breed of Republicans into control of the United States Congress. Led by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Republicans were determined to enact a radically conservative agenda that would reshape American government. Some wanted to shut down the government. If Gingrich’s “Contract with America” been enacted, they would have shredded the federal safety net, decimated the federal programs, and struck down the regulatory framework that protects health, safety, and the environment. And, were it not for Ted Kennedy, who had defeated Mitt Romney for his Senate seat in 1994, they would have succeeded. In Lion of the Senate Nick Littlefield and David Nexon describe never-before-disclosed maneuvers of closed-door meetings in which Kennedy galvanized his party, including the two pivotal years, 1995 and 1996, when the Republicans held control of Congress and he fought to preserve the mission of the Democratic Party in the face of the right-wing onslaught. Here is the nitty-gritty of Kennedy’s role, and the details of a fascinating, bare-knuckled, and frequently hilarious fight in the United States Senate. “Compelling…as a story about how the Senate operates—well, how the Senate used to operate—and a story about perhaps the greatest Senate lawmaker of the second half of the twentieth century, Lion of the Senate succeeds” (The Washington Post) as a political lesson for all time. With an introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin, this is “a fine rendering that deserves a wide readership” (Kirkus Reviews).

Last Lion

Last Lion
Author: Bella English,Peter S. Canellos
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781439138175
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Release: 2009-02-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dismissed as a spent force in politics by the time he reached middle age, Ted Kennedy became the most powerful senator of the last half century and the nation's keeper of traditional liberalism. Perceptive and carefully reported, drawing heavily from candid interviews with the Kennedy family and inner circle, "Last Lion" captures magnificently his life and historic achievements, as well as the personal redemption that he found.

Teddy Kennedy

Teddy Kennedy
Author: George E. Stanley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1439158215
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Release: 2010-08-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This informative and engaging addition to the Childhood of Famous Americans series provides a fascinating look at the boyhood and background of Teddy Kennedy, who, in addition to being the youngest brother of former President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, grew up to be a revered and beloved senior Democratic senator from Massachusetts.

Teddy Kennedy

Teddy Kennedy
Author: George Edward Stanley
Pages: 214
ISBN: 0329784676
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Teddy Kennedy was a United States senator who served in the U.S. Senate for forty-six years. Like the rest of the Kennedy family, Teddy was considered American royalty. But before he became the legend we know him to be, he was just a kid living in the shadow of his brothers' success, hoping to someday live up to the Kennedy name. And for a long time, it looked like he might not be able to. Learn how an average kid became an American legend, and how Teddy overcame the odds and left behind one of the most impressive legacies in American history!"--Page 4 of cover.

Catching the Wind

Catching the Wind
Author: Neal Gabler
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9780307405449
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Release: 2020
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The epic, definitive biography of Ted Kennedy--an immersive journey through the life of a complicated man and a sweeping history of the fall of liberalism and the collapse of political morality. Edward M. Kennedy was never expected to succeed. The youngest of nine, he lacked his brothers' natural gifts and easy grace. Yet after winning election to the Senate at the tender age of thirty, he became the most consequential legislator of his lifetime, perhaps even American history. Surviving the traumas of his brothers' assassinations, Ted Kennedy ultimately exerted the greatest effort keeping alive the mission of an active and caring government. He swept into the Senate at the high-water mark of the mid-century New Deal consensus and fulfilled the promise of that momentum throughout his glory years in the Senate as the booming voice of American liberalism. That voice found its greatest impact in the laws he passed that wove government firmly into American life, extending aid and opportunity to those in most desperate need. Two thousand pieces of legislation, ranging from health care to education to civil rights, bore Ted's fingerprints. He worked tirelessly to better people's lives, even after the Reagan-era push for limited government rewrote the contract between nation and citizens. He did this because he felt he owed it to those who suffered, and those with whom he empathized out of his own pain and ever-present sense of inadequacy. But Ted Kennedy was not immune to the darkness that plagued his family. He lived long enough to fail, to sin, to fall in and out of favor. The infamous incident at Chappaquiddick marked an unfortunate turning point in the youngest Kennedy's life, and it would not be his last brush with controversy. As his personal failures compounded in the public eye, he struggled to maintain the traction that had carried his agenda so far. The product of a decade of work and hundreds of interviews, Catching the Wind will be an essential work of history and biography. The first of two volumes in a sweeping narrative, it traces the extraordinary life of an American statesman from his early years through the turning point of the 1970s. It is a landmark study of legislative genius and a powerful exploration of the man who spent his career upholding his mandate in service of a better America"--

Heirs of the Founders

Heirs of the Founders
Author: H. W. Brands
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780525433903
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Release: 2019-10
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democracy In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. Together these heirs of Washington, Jefferson and Adams took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency and set themselves the task of finishing the work the Founders had left undone. Their rise was marked by dramatic duels, fierce debates, scandal and political betrayal. Yet each in his own way sought to remedy the two glaring flaws in the Constitution- its refusal to specify where authority ultimately rested, with the states or the nation, and its unwillingness to address the essential incompatibility of republicanism and slavery. They wrestled with these issues for four decades, arguing bitterly and hammering out political compromises that held the Union together, but only just. Then, in 1850, when California moved to join the Union as a free state, "the immortal trio" had one last chance to save the country from the real risk of civil war. But, by that point, they had never been further apart. Thrillingly and authoritatively, H. W. Brands narrates an epic American rivalry and the little-known drama of the dangerous early years of our democracy.

Al Franken Giant of the Senate

Al Franken  Giant of the Senate
Author: Al Franken
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781455540433
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Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum -- comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. "Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." -- Louise Erdrich, The New York Times This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.

My Senator and Me

My Senator and Me
Author: Edward Moore Kennedy
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9780439650786
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Release: 2006
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes a day in the life of Splash, the dog of the late Senator Kennedy, as he followed around his busy owner, played a game of catch on the lawn in front of Congress, and toured some of the most historic areas in the nation's capital.

Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy
Author: Edward Klein
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780307451040
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Release: 2010-08-17
Editor: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the life and accomplishments of the Massachusetts senator, from his early childhood and family life to the deaths of his brothers and his later life as a senator and family man.

Lion of the Senate

Lion of the Senate
Author: Nick Littlefield,David Nexon
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781476796161
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Release: 2016-11-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Two former top domestic-policy advisors to Senator Ted Kennedy offer an inside look at the fight he took up that led the demoralized 1994 Democrats to push ahead with their agenda and reach across the aisle to work with Republicans to pass key progressive legislation,"--NoveList.

True Compass

True Compass
Author: Edward M. Kennedy
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9780446564212
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Release: 2009-12-25
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and 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, the quest for peace in 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 and 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 found a new voice and 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. Hundreds of books have been written about the Kennedys. 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.

Edward M Kennedy An Oral History

Edward M  Kennedy  An Oral History
Author: Barbara A. Perry
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780190644857
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Release: 2019-01-18
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For Kennedy devotees, as well as readers unfamiliar with the "lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy's unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values, achieving legislative compromises across the partisan divide. What distinguishes Edward Kennedy: An Oral History is the nuanced detail that emerges from the senator's never-before published, complete descriptions of his life and work, placed alongside the observations of his friends, family, and associates. The senator's twenty released interviews reveal, in his own voice, the stories of Kennedy triumph and tragedy from the Oval Office to the waters of Chappaquiddick. Spanning the presidencies of JFK to Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy was an iconic player in American political life, the youngest sibling of America's most powerful dynasty; he candidly addresses this role: his legislative accomplishments and failures, his unsuccessful run for the White House, his impact on the Supreme Court, his observations on Washington gridlock, and his personal faults. The interviews and introductions to them create an unsurpassed and illuminating volume. Gathered as part of the massive Edward Kennedy Oral History Project, conducted by the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the senator's interviews allow readers to see how oral history can evolve over a three-year period, drawing out additional details as the interviewee becomes increasingly comfortable with the process and the interviewer. Yet, given the Kennedys' well-known penchant for image creation, what the senator doesn't say or how he says what he chooses to include, is often more revealing than a simple declarative statement.

The Dream That Will Not Die

The Dream That Will Not Die
Author: Brian M. Thomsen
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1429935324
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Release: 2010-04-27
Editor: Forge Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."—John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inauguration Address, January 20, 1961 "Some men see things as they were and say ‘why?' I see things that never were, and ask ‘why not?"—Robert Francis Kennedy, Campaign Speech, University of Kansas, March 18, 1968 "The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die."--Senator Edward Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, New York City, August, 1980 The words of three powerful brothers—men united not just by family ties but by a tradition of inspiring service that continues today with their children and grandchildren. Words which have united a nation, inspired generations to take up the very best and most honorable of causes, and pushed individuals to do and be and give their best. So often, these Kennedys—John, Robert, and Edward—found the right words to say, to the United States and to the world. John F. Kennedy, the charismatic President with a strong commitment to justice and human rights. Robert F. Kennedy, Senator, Attorney General, and presidential candidate, who carried the family standard after Jack's assassination and broke new ground in civil rights prior to his own tragic murder. Edward M. Kennedy, the Lion of the Senate, whose passion created some of the most far-reaching legislation of the last five decades. The Dream That Will Not Die collects some of the most striking speeches and quotes by the Kennedys, showing that even when the going was tough, these brothers found the right way to make their thoughts and feelings clear, showing their charm, humor, and determination. Here you will find your own inspiration, in the words of three men who believed that all Americans deserved the same privileges the Kennedys were born to, privileges they never took for granted. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Edward M Kennedy Lion of the Senate

Edward M  Kennedy  Lion of the Senate
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1066033538
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Senator Edward M. Kennedy seen and heard in this original footage are the highlights of speeches, campaigns and presentations delivered during his 46+ years in the United States Senate. 1. Addressing the Alaska Democratic Convention - April 7, 1968 2. RFK Eulogy at St. Patrick's Cathedral - June 6, 1968 3. Democratic National Convention in New York - August 12, 1980 4. Dedicating the JFK Library - October 29, 1993 5. Profile in Courage Presentation - May 21, 2001 6. Debating the Minimum Wage Increase Bill on the Senate Floor - January 5, 2007 7. Addressing students at M.I.T. - April 13, 2007 8. Campaigning for Barack Obama - 2008 9. Democratic National Convention in Denver - August 25, 2008.

A Common Struggle

A Common Struggle
Author: Patrick Joseph Kennedy,Stephen Fried
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9780399173325
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, 'Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier' and then, several hours later, 'Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.' It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder, and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become a leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. And ever since working to pass the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act -- and, after the death of his father, leaving Congress -- he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal. Focusing on the years from his 'coming out' about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction to the present day, the book examines Kennedy's journey toward recovery and reflects on Americans' propensity to treat mental illnesses as 'family secrets.' Beyond his own story, though, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community, and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy.

Master of the Senate

Master of the Senate
Author: Robert A. Caro
Pages: 1167
ISBN: 9780394720951
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Release: 2003
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the future president's career in the U.S. Senate, from breaking the southern control of Capitol Hill to passing the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

American Legends the Life of Ted Kennedy

American Legends  the Life of Ted Kennedy
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1986452441
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Release: 2018-03-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*Includes pictures. A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. When Edward Kennedy was born in 1932, he was the youngest sibling in a family destined to produce some of America's most influential political leaders. By the time he was a teenager, his oldest brother, Joseph Kennedy Jr., had died a war hero, his brother John was on the fast track to political stardom, and his brother Bobby was managing John's campaigns. Though Ted was a star athlete, his parents were more focused on his older brothers. Ted may not have been the center of attention in the Kennedy family then or now, but he had the same charisma and skills of his older brothers, as well as the same controversial vices. And as fate would have it, Ted's political legacy may have eclipsed them all. His brothers were victims of two of the country's most tragic assassinations, two other siblings died in plane crashes, and he would have to eulogize nephews. But Ted had the extra gift of length of years, surviving his encounter with the "Kennedy Curse", a 1964 plane crash that severely injured and nearly killed him. Although controversy ensured Ted would never be president, he spent nearly half a century in the U.S. Senate, forging a legacy that earned him the nickname "The Lion of the Senate". Indeed, in the course of becoming the 4th longest serving Senator in American history, Ted became the patriarch of both the Kennedy family and the Democratic Party, as well as one of the most forceful and outspoken advocates of progressivism. But he also held the respect of his Republican counterparts, and Ted was able to bridge political gaps in the process of authoring and sponsoring hundreds of bills that became law. American Legends: The Life of Ted Kennedy details Ted's life and career within the Kennedy family and the political world, including all of its famous ups and infamous downs, while also analyzing the legacy of the youngest Kennedy brother. Along with pictures of Ted and important people, places, and events in his life, you will learn about The Lion of the Senate like you never have before, in no time at all.

Edward M Kennedy Late a Senator from Massachusetts Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes

Edward M Kennedy Late a Senator from Massachusetts  Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes
Author: One Hundred Congress
Pages: 360
ISBN: 1477556834
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Release: 2012-05-28
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

EDWARD M. KENNEDY was the third longest serving Member of the U.S. Senate in American history. Voters of Massachusetts elected him to the Senate nine times-a record matched by only one other Senator. The scholar Thomas Mann said his time in the Senate was ''an amazing and endurable presence. You want to go back to the 19th century to find parallels, but you won't find parallels.'' President Obama has described his breathtaking span of accomplishment: ''For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health, and economic wellbeing of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts.'' Senator KENNEDY fought for and won so many great battles- on voting rights, education, immigration reform, the minimum wage, national service, the Nation's first major legislation to combat AIDS, and equality for minorities, women, the disabled, and gay and lesbian Americans. He called health care ''the cause of my life, '' and succeeded in bringing quality and affordable health care to countless Americans, including children, seniors, and those with disabilities. Until the end he was working tirelessly to achieve historic national health reform. He was an opponent of the Vietnam war and an early champion of the war's refugees. He was a powerful yet lonely voice from the beginning against the invasion of Iraq. He stood for human rights abroad-from Chile to the former Soviet Union-and was a leader in the cause of poverty relief for the poorest nations of Africa and the world. He believed in a strong national defense and he also unceasingly pursued and advanced the work of nuclear arms control. He was the conscience of his party, and also the Senate's greatest master of forging compromise with the other party. Known as the lion of the Senate, Senator KENNEDY was widely respected on both sides of the aisle for his commitment to progress and his ability to legislate. Senator KENNEDY was chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Previously he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and served on that committee for many years. He also served on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. He was a leader of the Congressional Friends of Ireland and helped lead the way toward peace on that island. He was a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia Law School. He lived in Hyannis Port, MA, with his wife Vicki. He is survived by her and their five children: Kara; Edward, Jr.; Patrick; Curran; and Caroline; and his sister Jean Kennedy Smith.

The Kennedys

The Kennedys
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1985646412
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Release: 2018-02-19
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*Includes pictures of the Kennedys and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes an introduction for each of the 4. Over the last 50 years, the name Kennedy has become the most famous one in America, with the Kennedy brothers coming to political power during the mid-20th century, while John's beautiful wife Jackie became a political wife and First Lady unlike any the nation had ever witnessed. In time, the Kennedys forged a political dynasty, leaving a lasting legacy in American politics that endures to this day. In many ways, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his young family were the perfect embodiment of the '60s. The decade began with a sense of idealism, personified by the attractive Kennedy, his beautiful and fashionable wife Jackie, and his young children. Months into his presidency, Kennedy exhorted the country to reach for the stars, calling upon the nation to send a man to the Moon and back by the end of the decade. In 1961, Kennedy made it seem like anything was possible, and Americans were eager to believe him. The Kennedy years were fondly and famously labeled "Camelot," suggesting an almost mythical quality about the young President and his family. The famous label came from John's fashionable and beautiful wife, Jackie, whose elegance and grace made her the most popular woman in the world. Her popularity threatened to eclipse even her husband's, who famously quipped on one presidential trip to France that he was "the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris." Americans were fascinated by the young First Lady's style, and the manner in which she glamorously positioned both the First Family and the White House in those years, and Jackie remains one of the country's most popular First Ladies. Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968) is the quintessential middle brother among the Kennedys, eclipsed in life while working in his brother John's administration, eclipsed in death both by his older brother's assassination and his younger brother's long, influential career in the Senate as a liberal lion. And yet, the politics of the 1960s and the ultimate legacy of the Kennedys, including the "Kennedy Curse," would have been incomplete without Bobby's place in the narrative. Today, unfortunately, Bobby is best remembered for his assassination, the way in which it helped perpetuate the "Kennedy Curse," and the fact that his political promise, including potentially becoming president in 1968, was never fulfilled. Ted may not have been the center of attention in the Kennedy family then or now, but he had the same charisma and skills of his older brothers, as well as the same controversial vices. And as fate would have it, Ted's political legacy may have eclipsed them all. His brothers were victims of two of the country's most tragic assassinations, two other siblings died in plane crashes, and he would have to eulogize nephews. But Ted had the extra gift of length of years, surviving his encounter with the "Kennedy Curse," a 1964 plane crash that severely injured and nearly killed him. Although controversy ensured Ted would never be president, he spent nearly half a century in the U.S. Senate, forging a legacy that earned him the nickname "The Lion of the Senate." Indeed, in the course of becoming the 4th longest serving Senator in American history, Ted became the patriarch of both the Kennedy family and the Democratic Party, as well as one of the most forceful and outspoken advocates of progressivism. The Kennedys tells the story of John, Jackie, Robert, and Ted, weaving their lives and legacies together into one narrative. Along with pictures of the Kennedy family and important people, places, and events in their lives, you will learn about the Kennedys like you never have before, in no time at all.

The Lion of Senet

The Lion of Senet
Author: Jennifer Fallon
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780553898569
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This first book of the Second Sons Trilogy establishes Jennifer Fallon as one of the most unique voices in fantasy fiction, as she creates full characters, and takes intelligent plotting to a whole new level in order to establish unparalleled complexity and tension. On the world Ranadon there is no night as both suns shine brightly. The intervention of Belagren, High Priestess of the Shadowdancers, and the sacrifice of a child of royal blood, has banished the Age of Shadows from the skies. Belagren's position is unquestioned . . . until circumstances begin to tip political rivalries into a deadlier game altogether. A volcanic eruption rocks the seas separating the Kingdom of Dhevyn and the mainland Kingdom of Senet, and a mysterious sailor is shipwrecked on the island of Elcast. Badly wounded, his arrival stirs up old hatreds and unravels old secrets. His presence is enough to even bring Antonov, the powerful Lion of Senet, to the island and fear to the Keep of the Duke of Elcast. A strong friendship develops between Dirk, second son of the Duke, and Kirshov Latanya, second son of the Lion of Senet. But will they, and their friendship, survive the chain of events set in motion by the ambitions of the ruthless High Priestess of the Shadowdancers and the domineering Lion of Senet?