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August 26, 2009

Edward Kennedy books

Sad to hear about Edward Kennedy's death. For Baby Boomers, the Kennedy family held a special place, reflecting both the hope -- and tragedy -- of our youth. Recalling the 1960's, when two of his brothers were felled by assassins' bullets, the then-America seems an almost unbelievable place. Of course, young Teddy had his own demon: the Chappaquiddick incident that left a young woman dead. But he put together a remarkable political career as the only surviving brother.
There is a wealth of material on the Kennedys, and Edward's memoir, "True Compass," is scheduled for a September 14 release. Until then, you can read more about him in these books:
-- "Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died" by Edward Klein
-- "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy" by Peter S. Canellos
-- "The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled" by Vincent Bzdek

Some other books written by Kennedy:
-- My Senator And Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington, D.C. (2006)
-- America Back on Track (2007)
-- In Critical Condition: The Crisis in America's Health Care (1973)
-- Our Day Generation (1979)

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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