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Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Cover-up

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Senatorial Privilege The Chappaquiddick Cover-up by Leo Damore 1988 Hardcover
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published May 15th 1988 by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
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Chana
Nov 12, 2009 Chana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chana by: BookCrossing - Winterwren
Senator Ted Kennedy accidently drove off the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick with passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. He escaped the car, she did not. This was tragic enough but Ted Kennedy, the fourth of the Kennedy sons, beloved by Americans and a "shoo-in" for the Presidency, DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO GET HELP FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES OR REPORT THIS ACCIDENT FOR OVER 9 HOURS!! He attempts to rescue her, he gets his friends to attempt to rescue her, he swims to Edgartown and attempts to establish an alibi and ...more
Michelle Elledge
Anyone who doesn't know the truth about the Kennedys should read this book. It puts a lot into perspective about the cover up and how much leg work the police had to go through.
Melissa K.
Very sad, but I always wanted to know more about what happened.
Christopher Hivner
Before reading this book I only knew the bare bones facts about what happened at Chappaquiddick. Senatorial Privilege gave me more information than I knew existed about this tragic event. It's a very well written and fast paced account, encompassing the before during and after from multiple view points. While its true that a lot of the information is conversations which the author obviously can't prove were translated verbatim, there is enough more concrete evidence to prove that Senator Kennedy ...more
Linda Lipko
Insightful book which sheds a glaring light on a very flawed man who, in this instance was not a leader, but a selfish little boy who left a person alive to die a very slow death.

Donalyn
This book confirmed my opinion of Edward Kennedy. I'm so glad he never became President of the US. I was pleased to read here that the media really hounded him after the "accident" on Chappaquiddick. Where is that media now?
Liz
Very detailed (maybe too detailed?) account of the Chappaquiddick car accident that derailed Ted Kennedy's career.
Leslie
I only had bare bones info on Chappapquiddick, but always thought Kennedy "got away with one." This amazing and comprehensive book illustrates the cronyism, incompetence and often outright criminal behavior of our elected officials, judges and police departments. Told in a strictly reportorial way, this chilling story almost reads like a novel (sort of Tom Wolfe without the sound effects--downfall of a powerful man). I highly recommend this book for anyone with a connection to Massachusetts.
Amy
This was a very powerful book. It definitely ignited in me the anger Americans must have felt when this event occurred. It shows the power of the government--the "other" side of the power. Very scary. The only justice I felt at the end of the book was that I know he's now getting what he deserves and truly answering for this crime.
Teri
Aug 25, 2008 Teri rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone wanting to know more about The Accident and about Senator Kennedy
I read this when it first came out in '85. It reads like a detective novel with a lot of evidence. Even though I have no respect for Senator Kennedy, I enjoyed knowing more about The Kennedys. This brother of JFK and RFK doesn't come close to what his brothers were.
Thomas Logsdon
This book really opened my eyes to the deception & use of political influence by Ted Kennedy, not to mention his severe drinking problem. I read this as a teen, and have determined that non-fiction is so much more interesting than fiction. It was a great read!
Dionne
Jul 26, 2008 Dionne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dionne by: My MoM
It is a travesty how Kennedy got away with at the very least manslaughter. Not only did he escape conviction but he continued to get re-elected for the next 30 years. Pretty sick!!
G Ream
Ted Kennedy - great statesman???? I think otherwise. A slimy politician whose wealth and privilege got him off the hook more times than......
Colin
This is a sad indictment of the American political scene... That somebody could be involved in this tragedy and not go before the court.
Dawn
It will never cease to amaze me what the rich, powerful, and (in this case also politically connected) can get away with doing.
Suzanne
Interesting account of the tragedy that completely changed the trajectory of Ted Kennedy's political career.
Lori
May 02, 2011 Lori is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Very eye opening.I had no idea that Sen.Kennedy was involved in something as tramatic as this.
SueAnn
I read the abridged version I think.
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