Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed

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The truth behind Ted Kennedy’s fateful crash into Poucha Pond. "My friend Mary Jo just happened to be in the wrong car at the wrong time with the wrong people."-Rosemary Keough, the second passenger One fateful night in Massachusetts, Sen. Ted Kennedy was involved in a fatal crash after driving his car from a party on Martha's Vineyard. After launching his Oldsmobile 88 across Dike Bridge and into Poucha Pond, Kennedy escaped the submerged car and headed back to Edgartown. Why didn’t he save the drowning woman in the rear seat of the car? More importantly, why was Mary Jo Kopechne in the rear seat if the two were traveling together? Suspicion and intrigue have clouded the public’s opinion of Kennedy and his involvement with this "crime" for years, but the truth, as revealed here, takes all of the evidence into account and presents a clear explanation of the death at Chappaquiddick.
ISBN: 9781455621149
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Images: 17
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Accomplished scholar, researcher, and professor Donald Frederick Nelson received his bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate in physics from the University of Michigan. His dissertation was entitled "Measurement of the Mott Asymmetry in Double Scattering of Electrons." As a student and postgraduate student, Nelson belonged to several scholastic honor societies, including Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma. Nelson taught introductory physics at the University of Michigan as both a teaching fellow and postdoctoral fellow. He also taught physics at the University of Southern California and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was a visiting lecturer for the electrical engineering department at Princeton University and a visiting professor for the mathematics department of Cairo University. In addition to university teaching, he was a continuing-education-program instructor at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, teaching the physics of dielectric phenomena at a graduate level. A fellow of the American Physical Society, Nelson is also a member of the Optical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of America. He received the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship and was invited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to lecture in Beijing, Jinan, and Shanghai in 1985. Nelson’s academic research has covered both experimental and theoretical topics. He serves as the associate editor for the International Journal of Engineering Science and has written five books on the topic of dielectrics. Nelson has received patents for six of his acoustic and optical inventions. He and his wife, Margaret, live in Worcester, Massachusetts. They have two grown daughters.
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