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Random House Audio presents Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by Edward Klein and narrated by Arthur Morey.
This version of Ted Kennedy audiobook is published in an unabridged format. That means that this is complete narration of the written book.
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Humkeb from The United States said on Goodreads:
I acquired more respect for Ted Kennedy
KATIE from The United States said on Goodreads:
I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected. Very interesting!
Alison from Brooklyn, NY said on Goodreads:
A little fluffy but a good read for someone why doesn't know a lot about Kennedy legacy. Ted Kennedy was a very complicated person- this book makes a case for a gradual metamorphosis that made him an empathetic and effective Senate leader.
Karen from The United States said on Goodreads:
I enjoyed this book very much! I've always admired the Kennedys and all they've done to help other people. This book gave a lot of insight into the triumphs and tragedies of Senator Kennedy's life, and how he tried to atone for mistakes of his past.
Wendy from Chestnut Hill, MA said on Goodreads:
Brief but balanced. I think Ted Kennedy my state's senator accurately reflected my politics and the explanation of why was answered in this book. I found the answer very interesting.
In the most inspiring speech of his career, Ted Kennedy once vowed: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
Unlike his martyred brothers, John and Robert, whose lives were cut off before the promise of a better future could be realized, Ted lived long enough to make many promises come true. During a career that spanned an astonishing half-century, he put his imprint on every major piece of progressive legislation, from health care and education to civil rights.
There were times during that career, such as after the incident in Chappaquiddick, when Ted seemed to have surrendered to his demons. But there were other times - after one of his inspiring speeches on the floor of the Senate, for example - when he was compared to Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and other great lawmakers of the past.
Indeed, for most of his life, Ted Kennedy played a kaleidoscope of roles, from destructive thrill seeker to constructive lawmaker; from straying husband to devoted father and uncle. In Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died, celebrated Kennedy biographer at last reconciles these contradictions, painting a stunningly original, up-to-the-moment portrait of Ted Kennedy and his remarkable late-in-life redemption.