The Last Kennedy
Robert Sherrill
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The Last Kennedy

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unknown, 239 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Dial Press
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Ronald Wise
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
Aug 02, 2011 Jon added it
With Ted Kennedy seriously ill and his political career at an end, I thought I'd salute him in a special 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
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