An illuminating look at the last fifty years of our history.
Not as insightful as it might be.
Not great literature.
I don't often listen to autobiographies, but this had such historical significance for most of us. Kennedy walks through each of the presidential administrations with grace and at times remarkable diplomacy.
The influence of his family is unmistakable as is his loyalty.
Very interesting, entertaining and easy to read (listen to.)
This is truly one of the best books I have heard in years! Senator Kennedy's story shows what a humble man he was. You will get answers to questions that you may have had, for years.
Enjoyed the family dedication and love Senator Kennedy wrote about as well as the honesty in discussing his life. I grew up with the Kennedy name in America and loved the human aspect this book gives to the family.
There was so much I did not know about Ted Kennedy. His public persona as detailed in the press is very different from his very private personal life. I enjoyed every word and did not want this book to end.
This is the most self-serving memoir I have ever listen to on Audible.
Joe Kennedy sounded like a Saint.
Why wasn't his rum running mentioned.
The account of the cheating at Harvard was amazing. While saying he accepted responsibility, he goes on to point out how others were the reason it happened.
Private planes, trains, & Limos does not show me concern for the poor.
Most American should not expect to experience anything near comparable to Kennedy Family Health Care.
I would suggest you not waste your time or money on this book.
Obviously, Sen. Kennedy wanted to pesent himself and his family in the best possible light. Unfortunately, he did such a fantastic job doing this that he casts the veracity of the entire book in doubt. I don't blame him for wanting to look good, but when bad and/or seamy incidents were concurrently recorded in the press, Kennedy's attempt to make them seem other than what they were does nothing but make him sound self serving. This book would have been better if there had been any honest soul searching or even explanation of events that he was involved in that also impacted American life and history.
When I write my autobiography, I'm going to pattern it after Ted Kennedy's book. My family will be honest, true, wonderful and without any faults, and I will have learned valuable lessons from every experience in life. I suppose that when the subject is Ted Kennedy, we will always feel as if he never is completely honest regarding some events; with his passing, I suppose we have to move beyond any lingering doubts. I hoped for more insight regarding Reagan, Clinton, and Bush, but again, he kept it safe. I did understand a bit more about his interest in healthcare, but overall I found the book a little too pristine.
If you are looking for Kennedy gossip, this is not the book for you. Senator Kennedy avoided the tabloid territory and explored history he witnessed. I recommend this book for those interested in recent history from an insider's view. He gives good insight into the running of political campaigns and how the senate works.