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The Kennedy Legacy Jack, Bobby, and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled (Hardcover)

Author:  Vincent Bzdek
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0230613675
ISBN-13: 9780230613676
Sku: 210456585
Publish Date: 4/28/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1T
Pages:  270
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Bzdek examines John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy''s legacy on the American political landscape.
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A three-way family history of the Kennedys as viewed through the intertwined careers of John, Robert, and Ted evaluates how each passed the torch to his subsequent brother; traces Ted's more than four-decade career; and explores the collective contributions that they are passing on to the next generation.
John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy's individual stories can be seen as essentially one, each successive brother striving to fulfill the interrupted promise of the brother before. The closing of Ted Kennedy's chapter in America's political and cultural life means that, for the first time perhaps, the real measure of the Kennedy legacy can finally be taken. This is a story of a brotherhood in three acts: Act I is John F. Kennedy's presidency, as seen from Ted's front-row seat. Act II is Robert Kennedy's five brief years as the family standard bearer, including his tenure in the Senate with his brother Ted and the memorable 82-day presidential campaign that redefined the Kennedy legacy. Act III is Ted's 40-plus years in the Senate as keeper of the flame.

How did the brothers pass the torch to each other? What have the three brothers left us collectively? And who carries the torch forward now? The Kennedy Legacy compellingly answers these questions and much more.

The legend may have been put in motion by the ambitions of the Kennedy patriarch, Joseph Kennedy, but the impact of the Kennedy brothers on the history of the United States has been immense. In THE KENNEDY LEGACY, journalist Vincent Bzdek presents their story as a seamless drama, in which the flag is passed from John, to Robert, and to Ted, rather than as individual narratives. Senator Edward Kennedy's life-threatening illness and age have prompted many to comment on his long tenure and provide end-of-an-era appraisals; however, this book explores the structure and mechanisms of building the Kennedy tradition rather than an individual legacy.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0270
Product attributePublisher:   Palgrave MacMillan
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