The life of Edward M Kennedy is a chronicle of the USA's last forty years - and this authoritative and wonderfully readable biography offers unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the legislative process. Drawing on interviews with the Senator and those close to him Adam Clymer follows Kennedy through his highs and lows to his present years as patriarch of his famous family. In this biography, Clymer places Kennedy's career in a historical perspective, and observes how his infamous family legacy has affected his political performance. From Chappaquidick to his public divorce and his involvement in his nephew William Kennedy Smith's Palm Beach incident, you will see how he struggled to maintain his own dignity and that of his very visible family.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2000