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An Interactive Biography of Ted Kennedy (Enhanced Edition)
     

An Interactive Biography of Ted Kennedy (Enhanced Edition)

by Herman Melville
 

Includes video of important events in Ted Kennedy's life.
Includes pictures of Ted and other important people, places, and events.


Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and classrooms, but words can only say so much. In Charles River Editors’ Interactive Biography series,

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Includes video of important events in Ted Kennedy's life.
Includes pictures of Ted and other important people, places, and events.


Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and classrooms, but words can only say so much. In Charles River Editors’ Interactive Biography series, history comes to life in video and audio, allowing people to not only read history but truly experience it, through the eyes and ears of the people who were there.


When Edward Kennedy was born in 1932, he was the youngest sibling in a family destined to produce some of America’s most influential political leaders. By the time he was a teenager, his oldest brother, Joseph Kennedy Jr., had died a war hero, his brother John was on the fast track to political stardom, and his brother Bobby was managing John’s campaigns. Though Ted was a star athlete, his parents were more focused on his older brothers.


Ted may not have been the center of attention in the Kennedy family then or now, but he had the same charisma and skills of his older brothers, as well as the same controversial vices. And as fate would have it, Ted’s political legacy may have eclipsed them all. His brothers were victims of two of the country’s most tragic assassinations, two other siblings died in plane crashes, and he would have to eulogize nephews. But Ted had the extra gift of length of years, surviving his encounter with the “Kennedy Curse”, a 1964 plane crash that severely injured and nearly killed him.


Although controversy ensured Ted would never be president, he spent nearly half a century in the U.S. Senate, forging a legacy that earned him the nickname “The Lion of the Senate”. Indeed, in the course of becoming the 4th longest serving Senator in American history, Ted became the patriarch of both the Kennedy family and the Democratic Party, as well as one of the most forceful and outspoken advocates of progressivism. But he also held the respect of his Republican counterparts, and Ted was able to bridge political gaps in the process of authoring and sponsoring hundreds of bills that became law.


An Interactive Biography of Ted Kennedy details Ted’s life and career within the Kennedy family and the political world, including all of its famous ups and infamous downs, while also analyzing the legacy of the youngest Kennedy brother. Along with videos and pictures of Ted and important people, places, and events in his life, you will learn about The Lion of the Senate like you never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625396013
Publisher:
Waxkeep Publishing
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
183 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 1, 1819
Date of Death:
September 28, 1891
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

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