Ted Kennedy's memoirs, True Compass, will be published posthumously soon. The New York Times has taken a "sneaky peeky" at its contents and they are enticing. Kennedy:
-describes his actions around the Chappaquiddick accident as "inexcusable"
-says that he always accepted the findings of the official Warren Commission on his brother JFK's assassination.
-describes how his brother Bobbie came close to some sort of "tragedy" due to emotional problems following JFK's death.
-talks frankly of his own "self-destructive drinking"
-relates how John F Kennedy was close to embarking on a "non-military" solution to the Vietnam war when he died.
-says that his brother Bobbie offered President Johnson a deal which would have given Johnson a free ride to a second Presidential term if he gave Bobbie the authority to negotiate a peace treaty over Vietnam.
-describes his relationship with Jimmy Carter as "unhealthy" and says that Carter held an “inherently different view of America from mine.”