Little, Brown to publish Ted Kennedy biog

<p>Little, Brown is to publish the autobiography of US senator Ted Kennedy, who died last night aged 77, after a year-long battle with a brain tumour.<em> True Compass: A Memoir</em>, which was five years in the writing, is due out on 14th September as a &pound;20 hardback. The publication date was brought forward from the 5th October. </p><p>The book, co-written by journalist, author and biographer Ron Powers, tells his &quot;extraordinary personal story&quot;, Little, Brown said. It will include stories about his family, politics and &quot;50 years at the centre of national events&quot;. The younger brother of John and Bobby, both of whom were assassinated, Ted Kennedy was a widely respected Democrat senator, described by some as a &quot;liberal lion&quot;. His political life began when he played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother John F Kennedy before going on to join the Senate, where he worked for 46 years.</p><p>Although he failed in his one attempt to become president, losing the candidature to Jimmy Carter in 1980, Kennedy was thought of as one of the greatest &quot;executive legislators&quot; in recent years. Notably, he was a key member of the movement for healthcare reform in the US, which is now being heatedly debated across the country.</p><p>As with so many others in the Kennedy clan, he experienced some controversies in his personal life, which the publisher said he addressed &quot;with unprecedented candour&quot;. <br /> </p>