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The Resource Edward M. Kennedy : an oral history, Barbara A. Perry

Edward M. Kennedy : an oral history, Barbara A. Perry

Label
Edward M. Kennedy : an oral history
Title
Edward M. Kennedy
Title remainder
an oral history
Statement of responsibility
Barbara A. Perry
Creator
Contributor
Compiler
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For Kennedy devotees, as well as readers unfamiliar with the "lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy's unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values, achieving legislative compromises across the partisan divide. What distinguishes Edward Kennedy: An Oral History is the nuanced detail that emerges from the senator's never-before published, complete descriptions of his life and work, placed alongside the observations of his friends, family, and associates. The senator's twenty released interviews reveal, in his own voice, the stories of Kennedy triumph and tragedy from the Oval Office to the waters of Chappaquiddick. Spanning the presidencies of JFK to Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy was an iconic player in American political life, the youngest sibling of America's most powerful dynasty; he candidly addresses this role: his legislative accomplishments and failures, his unsuccessful run for the White House, his impact on the Supreme Court, his observations on Washington gridlock, and his personal faults. The interviews and introductions to them create an unsurpassed and illuminating volume. Gathered as part of the massive Edward Kennedy Oral History Project, conducted by the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the senator's interviews allow readers to see how oral history can evolve over a three-year period, drawing out additional details as the interviewee becomes increasingly comfortable with the process and the interviewer. Yet, given the Kennedys' well-known penchant for image creation, what the senator doesn't say or how he says what he chooses to include, is often more revealing than a simple declarative statement."--
  • "Based on a comprehensive oral history project on the "lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy's unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Barbara A.
Dewey number
  • 973.92092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennedy, Edward M.
Series statement
Oxford oral history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Oral history
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Edward M. Kennedy : an oral history, Barbara A. Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Editorial Note -- Chapter 1: Growing up Kennedy: Lessons from a Political Dynasty -- Chapter 2: The Making of a President: Campaigning for JFK and a Brother in the White House -- Chapter 3: Joining the Family Business: Teddy Goes to the Senate -- Chapter 4: Striving for Equality: Civil Rights-The Work Begins -- Chapter 5: Striving for Equality: Civil Rights-The Cause Continues -- Chapter 6: Transforming from Hawk to Dove: The Vietnam Dilemma -- Chapter 7: Trying to Restore Camelot: Bobby's 1968 Presidential Campaign and Its Aftermath -- Chapter 8: Challenging a President: The Quest for the 1980 Nomination -- Chapter 9: Shaping the Supreme Court: Judicial Appointment Battles -- Chapter 10: Holding on to a Senate Seat: The 1994 Campaign Struggle -- Chapter 11: Pursuing Peace: Kennedy's Irish-Catholic Roots and Northern Ireland -- Chapter 12: Creating a Melting Pot: Immigration -- Chapter 13: Escaping a Quagmire: The Iraq War -- Chapter 14: Fighting for Universal Health Care: The Dream of a Lifetime -- Chapter 15: Coming Home to Port: Summaries of a Historic Life -- Epilogue: Observations on Oral History -- Appendix: List of Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project Interviews -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 534 pages, [14] pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780190644840
Lccn
2018027757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028780994
Label
Edward M. Kennedy : an oral history, Barbara A. Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Editorial Note -- Chapter 1: Growing up Kennedy: Lessons from a Political Dynasty -- Chapter 2: The Making of a President: Campaigning for JFK and a Brother in the White House -- Chapter 3: Joining the Family Business: Teddy Goes to the Senate -- Chapter 4: Striving for Equality: Civil Rights-The Work Begins -- Chapter 5: Striving for Equality: Civil Rights-The Cause Continues -- Chapter 6: Transforming from Hawk to Dove: The Vietnam Dilemma -- Chapter 7: Trying to Restore Camelot: Bobby's 1968 Presidential Campaign and Its Aftermath -- Chapter 8: Challenging a President: The Quest for the 1980 Nomination -- Chapter 9: Shaping the Supreme Court: Judicial Appointment Battles -- Chapter 10: Holding on to a Senate Seat: The 1994 Campaign Struggle -- Chapter 11: Pursuing Peace: Kennedy's Irish-Catholic Roots and Northern Ireland -- Chapter 12: Creating a Melting Pot: Immigration -- Chapter 13: Escaping a Quagmire: The Iraq War -- Chapter 14: Fighting for Universal Health Care: The Dream of a Lifetime -- Chapter 15: Coming Home to Port: Summaries of a Historic Life -- Epilogue: Observations on Oral History -- Appendix: List of Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project Interviews -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 534 pages, [14] pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780190644840
Lccn
2018027757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028780994

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