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True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy
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May 26, 2010

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For those interested in the life of this politician/icon/celebrity/patriot, this memoir is of interest. Kennedy reviews his life with a balance of political activities and "other" events and aspects of his life, a good mixture. The parts I found most interesting were the personal experiences, including Chappaquiddick. The great debates on Civil Rights, Medicare, No Child Left Behind: they are all here, as well as the campaigns for his brothers and his own. Kennedy's ability to make peace with his past demons is probably the most enlightening part of the book, something we all can relate to.

The bottom line: this book took me six months to get through. If you're a political junkie, and a big fan of Kennedy, True Compass is a must. It won't pique the interest of most Republicans. All others might find themselves like me, wanting to read it, but finding reasons not to pick it up very often.

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