Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died

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No notes for slide. Ted kennedy the dream that never died unabridged audio book 1. Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died Unabridged In the most inspiring speech of his career, Ted Kennedy once vowed: "For all thosewhose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hopestill lives, and the dream shall never die. During a careerthat spanned an astonishing half-century, he put his imprint on every major piece ofprogressive legislation, from health care and education to civil rights.

There were timesduring that career, such as after the incident in Chappaquiddick, when Ted seemed tohave surrendered to his demons.

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But there were other times - after one of hisinspiring speeches on the floor of the Senate, for example - when he was comparedto 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, fromdestructive thrill seeker to constructive lawmaker; from straying husband to devotedfather and uncle.

In Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died, celebrated Kennedybiographer Edward Klein at last reconciles these contradictions, painting a stunninglyoriginal, up-to-the-moment portrait of Ted Kennedy and his remarkable late-in-liferedemption. Listen to a sample of this audiobook online at Qbba. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

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Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. And this November the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on. Quote: "All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner'.

Kickstarting the space race that would climax with the Apollo 11 mission in , Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon "before this decade is out". Quote: "No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.

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John F Kennedy - Cuban missile crisis Background: The build-up of Russian missiles on America's near-neighbour Cuba raised a difficult dilemma for the president - how to bring about their removal without sparking a nuclear war. Kennedy's addresss to the nation on Oct 22, , citing staelllite evidence of the threat and detailing the US's response, was one of the key moments of the stand-off, which culminated in a deal to withdraw the Soviet missiles.

Quote: "Our goal is not the victory of might, but the vindication of right; not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere, and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved. His inaugual address the following year produced one of the most oft-quoted lines of political rhetoric. Quote: "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. His big heart, sharp mind and boundless energy were gifts he gave to make our democracy a more perfect union.

Jimmy Carter, former president: "Senator Kennedy was a passionate voice for the citizens of Massachusetts and an unwavering advocate for the millions of less fortunate in our country. The courage and dignity he exhibited in his fight with cancer was surpassed only by his lifelong commitment and service to his country. Al Gore, former vice president: "He was a true giant. He was a warm, funny, thoughtful, and generous friend and he was the most effective member of the United States Senate with whom I served.

In the grief that Tipper and I share with so many, we know that the legacy of his brilliant work will carry on for decades to come. Ted was a champion for those Americans who had no voice -- the sick, the disabled, the poor, the under-privileged -- and they could have had no greater friend in the Senate. Now, Ted would want nothing more than for his colleagues to continue his life's work and to make real his dream of quality health care for all Americans. Colin Powell, retired, former secretary of state: "I knew Senator Kennedy very, very well.

He was a great legislator, marvelous representative of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and I considered him a very close friend.

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I have known him for something like 46 years, if I count properly -- longer, more like 47 years, and I knew him at the very beginning of his career when he first got out of the Army and he started to run for office. He was for the underprivileged. He was for the poor. He was for those who did not have health care.

He was for the reduction and elimination of racial barriers. And so Ted Kennedy was somebody who reached out for all of those, who were not yet benefiting from the American dream. And he strongly believed that America had the potential to give all of its citizens an opportunity to lead a good quality, healthy life. Massachusetts Gov.

Deval Patrick: "One of the Commonwealth's brightest lights went out last night. Ted Kennedy was a compassionate, effective, visionary statesman, family man and friend. Diane and I were blessed by his company, support and many kindnesses, and miss him profoundly. We pray for comfort for his beloved wife and partner Vicki and his entire family.

But by the end of his life he had become irreplaceable in the institution he loved and in the affections of its members.

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A week later, he pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and was given a two-month suspended sentence. His younger son, Patrick, who suffered from a plethora of health problems, ranging from asthma to a non-cancerous tumor that had been removed from his spine, flew in from Washington, D. Rose wanted to turn the place over to the Benedictine monks before she died. I will always remember his great personal kindness, and the fighting spirit he brought to every cause he served and every challenge he faced. Your read had a comprehension that this maximum could highly select.

He grew up in the long shadow of his brothers, but found a way to be useful to his country in ways that will outlast their accomplishments. My heart and soul weeps at the loss of my best friend in the Senate, my beloved friend, Ted Kennedy.

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Harry Reid, Senate majority leader: "Because of Ted Kennedy, more young children could afford to become healthy. More young adults could afford to become students.

More of our oldest citizens and our poorest citizens could get the care they need to live longer, fuller lives. More minorities, women and immigrants could realize the rights our founding documents promised them. And more Americans could be proud of their country. Ted Kennedy's dream was the one for which the founding fathers fought and for which his brothers sought to realize. The liberal lion's mighty roar may now fall silent, but his dream shall never die.

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Nancy Reagan, former first lady: "Given our political differences, people are sometimes surprised by how close Ronnie and I have been to the Kennedy family. In recent years, Ted and I found our common ground in stem cell research, and I considered him an ally and a dear friend. I will miss him. Orrin G.