Sen. Edward Kennedy
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Sen. Kennedy's memoir is a vivid recollection of his entire life, from family triumphs and tragedies to controversies.

One of the most public controversies of Sen. Kennedy's life took place in 1969, when he drove a car off a narrow bridge on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Sen. Kennedy survived the accident, but Mary Jo Kopechne, Bobby Kennedy's former secretary, drowned. According to police, it took the senator eight hours to report what happened.

Kennedy eventually pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. In the book, Sen. Kennedy reflected on the incident and wrote, "That night on Chappaquiddick Island ended in a horrible tragedy that haunts me every day of my life."
FROM: Remembering Ted Kennedy: Vicki Kennedy's First TV Interview
Published on November 25, 2009

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