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Catching the Wind by Neal Gabler
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Oct 27, 2020 | ISBN 9780307405449

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“With his trademark elegance and insight, Neal Gabler has crafted a memorable and moving portrait of the last Kennedy brother, which is also, in a sense, a portrait of the last great creative era of governance in the United States. Gabler has made a specialty of capturing the lives of architects of the culture, and now Ted Kennedy joins Walter Winchell and Walt Disney in a gallery of enduring biography.”—Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America
“Neal Gabler’s Catching the Wind is an awesome biographical achievement. The incredible legislative legacy of Senator Edward M. Kennedy burns brightly and heroically in these well written pages.  Gabler, a brilliant historian and prodigious researcher, grapples with all sides of Kennedy’s complex personality.  The result is a landmark study of Washington power politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the Robert Caro tradition.  Highly recommended!”—Douglas Brinkley, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University and New York Timesbestselling author of American Moonshot:  John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.
“Neal Gabler’s engrossing biography of Ted Kennedy—a decade in the making—is a remarkably revelatory work, one of those rare books that discards the mythical and reveals the human side of an enormously complicated politician. The youngest Kennedy brother now appears to be the most consequential. Judicious and thoughtful, Catching the Wind will be essential reading for understanding the fate of political liberalism in American history.”—Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at City University’s Graduate Center

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