Ted Kennedy Scenes From an Epic Life


Ted Kennedy, was the only son of Kennedy patriarch Joe’s four who was able to live out his life and die in his old age of natural causes. All of his brothers died violently, his eldest brother Joe Jr died in a plane crash during a mission in World War II, JFK and Bobby died both from an assassin’s bullet.  So Ted was left to carry on the on Kennedy name and be a surrogate father to Jack and Bobby’s 13 children.

“Through more than 200 stunning black and white photographs pulled from the pages of the Boston Globe and its extensive archives, Ted Kennedy: Scenes from an Epic Life provides a gorgeous visual account of Ted’s incredible journey from his joyous birth to the tragic announcement of his battle with brain cancer, including highlights from his childhood in New York, Hyannis Port, and London; his days at Harvard and in the Senate; and his roles as devoted brother, husband, father, uncle, and grandfather.”

This book follows his entire life through pictures. Because there are so many family members, I like when books focus on one person and show where they stood amidst all the history and events. Ted’s life long cause in his almost 47 years in the Senate was for health care and became known as the Lion of the Senate. He was the 4th longest serving Senator in United States history. He lived a great life and these pictures show it beautifully.


November 22, 1963

Today marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Our parents and grandparents’ generations all remember where they were when they found out the tragic and shocking news.

In fact there is a new book out titled, “Where Were You? America Remembers the JFK Assassination.” This book is filled with essays from celebrities, politicians, and media personalities recalling where they were on that fateful day.


Here are two links from Parade that published Vice President Joe Biden’s essay from the book about where he was, as well as Secretary of State John Kerry.

There have been countless books written on the Kennedys through the years. And it’s amazing to me the amount of interest there continues to be about this famous political family half a century later.

I have read multiple books myself and continue to do so. Here are a list of books I have already read and reviewed, as well as other books I have read and still have yet to review.

After Camelot by J. Randy Taraborelli 

Happy Times by Lee Radziwill 

Sweet Caroline by Christopher Andersen

Jackie After Jack by Christopher Andersen 

Capturing Camelot by Kitty Kelley


Coming soon reviews on these Kennedy books:

Ted Kennedy Scenes from an Epic Life

Kennedy Weddings by Jay Mulvaney

True Compass by Ted Kennedy

John and Caroline by James Spada

The Kennedy White House by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Letters to Jackie by Ellen Fitzpatrick

Sons of Camelot by Laurence Leamer


I am an avid Kennedy fan and have been to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC to see the graves of JFK, Jackie, Ted and Bobby, I’ve been to the JFK Presidential Library in Boston, and I’ve been to Dallas where JFK was killed.

I’ve seen multiple documentaries on the family including Kennedy Home Movies and Ethel. Ethel is the widow of Robert Kennedy and the documentary was done by her youngest child of 11, Rory Kennedy. It was fantastically done and made me cry twice. I’ll have to review that one later as well.

Here is a look at JFK’s pop culture legacy over at Popsugar.com as well as a look into the future of the Kennedy clan with the youngest generation over at people.com.

In this day and age of reality television and 15 minutes of fame I find it fascinating that this family has captivated the American public’s attention for more than 50 years.