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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