- The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy
- Narrated by: Skipp Sudduth
- Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-17-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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He quickly failed in spectacular fashion. Late one night in the summer of 1969, he left the scene of a fatal automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island. The death there of a young woman from his brother's campaign would haunt and ultimately doom his presidential ambitions. Political rivals turned his all-too-human failings - drinking, philandering, and divorce - into a condemnation of his liberal politics.
But as the presidency eluded his grasp, Kennedy was finally liberated from the expectations of others, free to become his own man. He transformed himself in his later years into a symbol of wisdom and perseverance. He built a deeply loving marriage with his second wife, Victoria Reggie. He embraced his role as the family patriarch. And as his health failed, he anointed the young and ambitious presidential candidate Barack Obama, whom many commentators compared to his brother Jack. The Kennedy brand of liberalism was rediscovered by a new generation of Americans.
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By anne andersen on 09-08-17
Depressing and dry.
Couldn't they get someone better to read this? Not an ounce of emotion in this guys voice. He could have been reading his shopping list. The recollection of Chappaquiddick was downright cold and depressing. I gave up on the book right there, the same way most people gave up on Ted. Interesting...I wonder if that was intentional?
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