Monday, September 28, 2009

Mailbox Mondays

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I only recieved two books from Booksamillion:

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In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events.TRUE COMPASSThe youngest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he came of age among siblings from whom much was expected. As a young man, he played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother John F. Kennedy, recounted here in loving detail. In 1962 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he began a fascinating political education and became a legislator.In this historic memoir, Ted Kennedy takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time--civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the quest for peace in Northern Ireland--and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans, a fight influenced by his own experiences in hospitals.His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love of family, and an abiding faith. There have been controversies, too, and Kennedy addresses them with unprecedented candor. At midlife, embattled and uncertain if he would ever fall in love again, he met the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Facing a tough reelection campaign against an aggressive challenger named Mitt Romney, Kennedy found a new voice and began one of the great third acts in American politics, sponsoring major legislation, standing up for liberal principles, and making the pivotal endorsement of Barack Obama for president.Hundreds of books have been written about the Kennedys. TRUE COMPASS will endure as the definitive account from a member of America's most heralded family, an inspiring legacy to readers and to history, and a deeply moving story of a life like no other.

From the Inside Cover: During the twentieth century, the House of Windsor has had its share of difficulties- the abdication crisis of 1936, the very public break-uo of the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the death of Diana in 1997 were all dark days for the monarchy. However there has also been much to celebrate- the birth of seven grandchildren to the Queen, the celebration of her Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversaries with the Duke of Edinburgh, and most recently the Queens Golden Jubilee of 2002
The Royal Family has never before been so accessible: Modern technology has allowed the public to follow the lives of the Queen and her family much more closely. Media and public fascination has grwon to unprecedented levels over the last three decades: the House of Windsor has had to adapt to being in the public gaze, and accept the days of unquestioning reverence are long gone. Despite this, the Royal Family is held in high regard by Britons and throughout the world, actingas a focus for national identity, unity and pride, and giving an enduring sense of stability and continuity to many.
What did you recieve in your mailbox this week?

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