Before Sen. Edward Kennedy died, he managed to finish his autobiography, True Compass, which will be published by the Hachette Book Group in September 14, in less than three weeks. (A biography, excerpts of which were published in Vanity Fair in June, is also pending from Edward Klein.) Today, Hachette released the following statement on Kennedy:

We are deeply saddened by today's news. In the final years of his life, we had the honor of working with Senator Kennedy on his autobiography, True Compass. He worked valiantly to finish the book and make it the best it could be. As always, he was true to his word. The result is a great and inspiring legacy to readers everywhere, a case study in perseverance. We look forward to sharing it with the world.

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