The Last Kennedy
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A critical analysis of Senator Edward Kennedy's political career, leading up to and following the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969. From the very introduction of this book, it is obvious that Sherrill is not an admirer of the Kennedy clan. Sherrill details the activities of politicians and local officials of Dukes County, Massachusetts, following the accident in which Kopechne died in Kennedy's car following a party on the island. From the facts presented, it would appe...more
With Ted Kennedy seriously ill and his political career at an end, I thought I'd salute him in a special way...by reading a scathing, denunciatory book about him, focusing on the Chappaquiddick disaster, by muckraker-with-brains Robert Sherrill. Sherrill finds the Kennedys "very ordinary" guys who managed to convince any number of voters that they were somehow different--more idealistic than other politicians. He delves into the Chappaquiddick accident, in which Robert Kennedy's former assistant...more