Vincent Bzdek of The Washington Post chose to look at the entire family in The Kennedy Legacy (Palgrave Macmillan, $26.95), focusing on Senator Kennedy’s development as family leader. Once, a lifetime ago, Ted Kennedy was just a youngster with a famous name and two charismatic brothers. He became one of the great Senators of all time, beloved by his fellow Senators in both parties, and he has mentored his family, his children and nieces and nephews, and several generations of young men and women in his office.

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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 3rd, 2010

The Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy (Simon & Schuster, $28) focuses on the Senator’s contributions and is the work of a team from The Boston Globe, edited by Peter Canellos. From Teddy’s early days on the campaign trail through his personal problems, including Chappaquiddick, the reporters provide a thorough and fair analysis of Ted Kennedy’s full career in the Senate and an excellent view of how the Senate and politics work.

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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 17th, 2009

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If the euphoria of the 2008 election has receded in memory, here are three books to restore a sense of perspective about what America has gained by that momentous event one year ago.  Hendrik Hertzberg’s ¡Obámanos! (Penguin Press, $25.95), a collection of stirring New Yorker “Talk of the Town” pieces concludes: “Americans of an age to remember Selma and Montgomery and Memphis [did not] imagine they would live to see an African American elected president of the United States. It has happened. No doubt there will be disappointments and difficulties ahead; there always are.” Hertzberg’s brilliant journalism reminds us how dark the days were in the three years before the election and what the election gave back to America.

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Published: Penguin Press HC, The - October 29th, 2009

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Published: Penguin Books - October 26th, 2010

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