Biographies & Memoirs

Illustrations

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My mother, Rose Kennedy. Bettmann/Corbis

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My dad, Joseph P. Kennedy. Corbis

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The wedding of Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph Kennedy, October 7, 1914. Bettmann/Corbis

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My mother is flanked by her parents, Josephine and John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, at their 50th Anniversary party in Boston, September 18, 1939. Richard Sears/John F. Kennedy Library

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Jack wanted me to be named after George Washington because I was born on his birthday. John F. Kennedy Library

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The family posed for a group portrait, July 8, 1934: me, Jean, Bobby, Pat, Eunice, Kathleen, Rosemary, Jack, Mother and Dad. Bettmann/Corbis

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With Bobby in Palm Beach, 1934. John F. Kennedy Library

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With Bobby, Pat, and Jean, Palm Beach, 1934. John F. Kennedy Library

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BACK ROW: Rosemary, Pat, Eunice, Mom; MIDDLE: Bobby, Dad (holding me), Jean. John F. Kennedy Library

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In Palm Beach, 1934. John F. Kennedy Library

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With Jean and Bobby on Halloween 1934, in Bronxville. John F. Kennedy Library

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With Dad in the pool. John F. Kennedy Library

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With Jack and Bobby in Palm Beach, April 1936. John F. Kennedy Library

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Being received by Pope Pius XII at Vatican City. Dad represented the United States at the Pope's coronation, March 20, 1939. Later, I received my first Holy Communion from the Pope himself. Bettmann/Corbis

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At the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, April 11, 1938. AP Photo

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With Bobby on our first day at Gibbs School in London, March 1, 1938. Bettmann/Corbis

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With Bobby at the reopening of the Royal Children's Zoo, June 9, 1938. Bettmann/Corbis

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With Bobby, Jack, Dad, and Joe Jr. in Antibes, France, Summer 1939. John F. Kennedy Library

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With Joe Jr. in Palm Beach. John F. Kennedy Library

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Sailing with Jack aboard Victura, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, c. 1946. John F. Kennedy Library

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Clowning with Jack in Hyannis Port. John F. Kennedy Library

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With Jack and Bobby in Hyannis Port. John F. Kennedy Library

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Harvard football, 1955. I started at the bottom of the depth chart but stayed with it. Paul Connell/Boston Globe/Landov

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With Bobby and Jack on the beach in Palm Beach. Douglas Jones, LOOK Magazine/John F. Kennedy Library

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With Bobby and Jack. Edward M. Kennedy Collection

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With Joan at our wedding, November 29, 1958. Bettmann/Corbis

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With Jack at a campaign stop in West Virginia during my brother's 1960 presidential campaign. When Jack got laryngitis on the trail, I gave a few of his speeches. Corbis

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Coming out of Chute 4 on Skyrocket, Miles City, Montana, August 27, 1960. Edward M. Kennedy Collection

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The night after Jack won the presidential election. Photo by Paul Schutzer/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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A campaign poster from 1962. Boston Globe/Landov

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At a campaign rally in Massachusetts, 1962. Fay Foto Service

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Campaigning in Medfield, Massachusetts, October 11, 1962. Frank C. Curtin/AP Photo

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With President Kennedy at a Democratic Party fundraiser, "New England's Salute to the President," at the Boston Armory, October 1963. Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Library

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With Mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhu, First Lady of South Vietnam, at a luncheon during the Inter-Parliamentary conference in Belgrade, 1963. Bettmann/Corbis

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With Kara and Teddy Jr. John Loengard/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Teddy Jr. and Kara. Bettmann/Corbis

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The remains of the plane that crashed in the fog near Southampton, Massachusetts, December 1964. Bettmann/Corbis

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After the plane crash, being wheeled into an ambulance for my transfer to New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. AZB/AP Photo

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Receiving physical therapy. Leonard McCombe/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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With Joan, Kara, and Teddy Jr. at New England Baptist Hospital. Bettmann/Corbis

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With Bobby in the hospital. Bettmann/Corbis

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With Dad, December 1964. Bettmann/Corbis

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Presenting a Purple Heart to a wounded American serviceman during an inspection tour of Vietnam, October 1965. Edward M. Kennedy Collection

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With Coretta and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at a meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, August 8, 1966. Edward M. Kennedy Collection

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St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston. Burton Berinsky/John F. Kennedy Library/Landov

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A hearing on the issue of poverty, March 1967. Wally McNamee/Corbis

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Discussing campaign strategy with Bobby at Hickory Hill in McLean, Virginia, 1968. Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos

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With Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, at a celebration marking the 24th anniversary of Indian independence, August 1971. Bettmann/Corbis

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With a refugee child in Calcutta during a fact-finding mission to India, August 1971. Bettmann/Corbis

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With members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War during a 1972 demonstration on the Washington Mall. John Kerry is visible at bottom right. Steven Clevenger/Corbis

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Speaking with Vietnam veterans during the 1972 demonstration on the Washington Mall. Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos

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Meeting with Jewish Refusniks in Moscow, 1974. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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With Howard Cosell at the RFK Tennis Tournament, in Forest Hills, New York, 1975. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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With Walter Cronkite at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. CBS /Landov

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Being received by Pope Paul VI during a private audience in Vatican City, November 12, 1976. AP Photo

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With Mother in Hyannis Port, 1978. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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With Pat and Jean, campaigning for the 1980 presidential nomination. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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With Leonid Brezhnev and a Russian interpreter, 1979. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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In China, 1979. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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With Dick Drayne, Jim Flug, and Paul Kirk at the Democratic convention, watching Tip O'Neil on TV. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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Campaigning in Illinois, 1980. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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Andy Warhol helped raise $300,000 for the Kennedy for President Committee through the sale of these large red, white, and blue posters. Kerry Kennedy (l) and Jean Kennedy Smith aided the fundraising. Bettmann/Corbis

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Shaking hands with Jimmy Carter at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, August 14, 1980. Bettmann/Corbis

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With President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, to honor my brother Bobby, June 5, 1981. Bettmann/Corbis

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With my sister Jean, Cardinal Bernard F. Law, and Pope John Paul II at a Very Special Arts (VSA) performance at the Vatican, January 23, 1985. AP Photo

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With Teddy, Kara, and Patrick, Parade magazine cover, 1982. Ken Regan/Camera 5

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With Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John Kennedy, and Caroline Kennedy, at John's graduation from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, June 4, 1983. AP Photo

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Giving away the bride at Caroline's wedding, July 19, 1986. Denis Reggie

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With the mother of the bride at Caroline's wedding. Denis Reggie

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Being introduced by John at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, July 1988. Bettmann/Corbis

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Leaving the JFK Library in the snow with Vicki, March 21, 1992. George Rizer/Boston Globe/Landov

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Wedding photo, July 3, 1992. Denis Reggie

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With Nelson Mandela, deputy president of the African National Congress, at a rally in his honor at the Esplanade in Boston before a crowd of more than 200,000 people, June 25, 1990. AP Photo

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With Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, center, and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), talking to reporters on Capitol Hill, September 3, 1997. Dennis Cook /AP Photo

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Waving to a crowd gathered in Menemsha Harbor aboard the yacht Relemar with President Bill Clinton, Vicki, Caroline Kennedy, Ed Schlossberg, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Vernon Jordan, and Chelsea Clinton, August 1993. Win McNamee/Reuters

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At the wedding of John Kennedy and Carolyn Bessette. Denis Reggie

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Little Teddy, winner of Most Improved Sailor award.

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With grandkids Grace, Kiley, Ted and Max, Summer 2006.

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, April 20, 2006. Stuart Ramson/AP Photo

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Dressed as The Grinch for the office Christmas party.

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With Splash and Sunny. Denis Reggie

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"Daffodils," a painting I made for Vicki.

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At the beach. BACK ROW: Caroline, Vicki, Grace, Kara, Patrick, me, Teddy Jr., and Curran. FRONT ROW: Max, Teddy, Kiki, and Kiley. Tom Fitzsimmons

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Surrounded by family at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, 2008: Patrick, Curran, Teddy Jr., Kara, Vicki, and Caroline. AP Photo

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The 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 25, 2008. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times/Redux

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My birthday celebration at the Kennedy Center, March 8, 2009. President Obama joins host Bill Cosby, Frederica von Stade, Lizz Wright, Denyce Graves, and James Taylor onstage to sing "Happy Birthday." Chris Usher/UPI/Landov

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With Michelle Obama at the Kennedy Center birthday celebration. Margot Schulman

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The Figawi Race: Karl Anderson, EMK Jr., David Nunes, Patrick, me, John Strachan, Kiki, Sen. Chris Dodd, and Vicki.

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Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Fenway Park in Boston, April 7, 2009. Elise Amendola/AP Photo

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Discussing the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, with President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office, April 21, 2009. Brooks Kraft/Corbis

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On the grounds of the White House, April 21, 2009. Pete Souza/MAI /Landov

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