[Kennedy, Edward Moore "Ted." (1932 - 2009)] Estin, Peter. (1927–1962)

"Skiiing the American Way" - Inscribed to Senator Ted Kennedy

New York: John Day Co. . 1964. First. 8vo, 100 pp., hardcover, inscribed on inside end paper "To Ted and Joan/ With memories of some pleasant and humorus skiing escapades - I am sure, Peter would have wanted you to be among the first to have this book/ with best wishes, Hans," dated February 4, 1964 and signed by H. Nelson Hartstone, the executor of the author's estate.  Original dust jacket present with some toning, wear, and small tears along edges, else fine.  

Born in Prague, Estin fled Hitler's atrocities for the United States with his parents in 1933.  A prominent ski instructor at Sugarbush in Vermont, with Hartstone he founded Ski Club 10, "the first American on-mountain ski social club of true 'jet set' (international) notoriety."   Estin served as a "speechwriter for Ted Kennedy in Kennedy's first successful Massachusetts Senate race in 1962."  His book Skiing the American Way is considered by many to be a ski teaching classic.  He died at 35 of ski related injuries. 

From the collection of the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts who served almost 47 years, and was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history. (7960)


Law, Politics & Social Sciences
Book
Signed Document/Item