Sen. Edward Kennedy was a wide-eyed 14-year-old when his brother, John, a newly minted congressman, treated him to a personal tour of Washington's landmark buildings — the White House, the Supreme Court, the House floor.

"It's good that you're interested in seeing these buildings, Teddy," Kennedy, D-Mass., recalls the future president telling him. "But I hope that you also take an interest in what goes on inside them."

Sixty years later, it's clear the brotherly advice stuck.

Kennedy recounts the scene in his new book, "America Back on Track," which is to go on sale April 18.