Bobby Kennedy

Bobby Kennedy
Author: Chris Matthews
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781501111860
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Bobby Kennedy was a personal hero to a multitude of Americans. As the train carrying his body headed to Washington, whites and blacks alike stood along the tracks, saluting him. They loved him as a fellow patriot who believed a great country could also be a good one. Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC's Hardball, has discovered what made him who he was...Drawing on extensive research and intimate interviews, Matthews shines a light on all the important moments of Bobby's life: his upbringing, his start in politics, his crucial role fighting for civil rights as attorney general, and his tragic run for president."--Dust jacket flap.

Bobby Kennedy

Bobby Kennedy
Author: Larry Tye
Pages: 580
ISBN: 9780812983500
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Release: 2016
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities.

Bombshell

Bombshell
Author: Mike Rothmiller,Douglas Thompson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781913543600
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Release: 2021-07-08
Editor: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Bobby called. He’s coming to California. He wants to see me.’ Drawing on secret police files, Marilyn Monroe's private diary and never before published first-hand testimony, this book proves that Robert Kennedy was directly responsible for her death. It details the legendary star's tumultuous personal involvement with him and his brother, President John Kennedy, and how they sought to silence her. The new evidence and testimony is provided by Mike Rothmiller who, as a detective of the Organized Crime Intelligence Division (OCID) of the LAPD, had direct personal access to hundreds of secret LAPD files on exactly what happened at Marilyn Monroe’s Californian home on August 5, 1962. With his training and investigator’s knowledge, Rothmiller used that secret information to get to the heart of the matter, to the people who were there the night Marilyn died – two of whom played major roles in the cover-up – and the wider conspiracy to protect the Kennedys at all costs. There will be those with doubts, but to them, the lawman – who directed international intelligence operations targeting organized crime – says the printed, forensic and oral evidence are totally convincing. He insists: ‘If I presented my evidence in any court of law, I’d get a conviction.’

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy
Author: John R. Bohrer
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781608199822
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Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since. On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother, had been shot. JFK would not survive. In The Revolution of Robert Kennedy, journalist John R. Bohrer focuses in intimate and revealing detail on Bobby Kennedy's life during the three years following JFK's assassination. Torn between mourning the past and plotting his future, Bobby was placed in a sudden competition with his political enemy, Lyndon Johnson, for control of the Democratic Party. No longer the president's closest advisor, Bobby struggled to find his place within the Johnson administration, eventually deciding to leave his Cabinet post to run for the U.S. Senate, and establish an independent identity. Those overlooked years of change, from hardline Attorney General to champion of the common man, helped him develop the themes of his eventual presidential campaign. The Revolution of Robert Kennedy follows him on the journey from memorializing his brother's legacy to defining his own. John R. Bohrer's rich, insightful portrait of Robert Kennedy is biography at its best--inviting readers into the mind and heart of one of America's great leaders.

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy
Author: Evan Thomas
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781476734569
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Release: 2013-02-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He was "Good Bobby," who, as his brother Ted eulogized him, "saw wrong and tried to right it . . . saw suffering and tried to heal it." And "Bad Bobby," the ruthless and manipulative bully of countless conspiracy theories. Thomas's unvarnished but sympathetic and fair-minded portrayal is packed with new details about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations, including new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson.

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy
Author: Anonim
Pages: 294
ISBN: 2213701180
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Release: 2017-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Il a d'abord été un fils, soucieux de briller aux yeux de son puissant père, l'Ambassadeur. Il fut aussi un frère, qui dédia la première partie de sa vie à la carrière de l'aîné adoré, "Jack". Mais Robert Kennedy fut surtout un politique atypique, dernier espoir d'une génération traumatisée par les morts de JFK et Martin Luther King. Méconnues en France, sa vie et son oeuvre illustrent pourtant une page essentielle de l'histoire américaine, dont l'issue tragique hante encore les esprits. Car raconter "Bobby", c'est mesurer l'empreinte unique d'un homme perpétuellement en devenir, dans sa vie privée comme sur la scène politique. A Dallas, l'assassinat de son frère obligera Robert à reconsidérer son existence et à entamer une profonde transformation afin de se libérer des fantômes du passé, à la rencontre de son propre destin. Jusqu'à succomber, lui aussi, sous les balles d'un assassin, alors qu'il prenait la route de la Maison Blanche en 1968.

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy
Author: James Hilty
Pages: 673
ISBN: 1566397669
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Release: 2000-04-04
Editor: Temple University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive biography documents the political partnership between John and his younger brother, tracing Robert's tireless, shrewd management of John's campaigns and his emergence from John's shadow into a forceful public figure in his own right. UP.

The Promise and the Dream

The Promise and the Dream
Author: David Margolick
Pages: 399
ISBN: 9781948122252
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A fascinating, elegiac account” of the bond between two of the Civil Rights Era’s most important leaders—from the journalist and author of Strange Fruit (Chicago Tribune). With vision and political savvy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy set the United States on a path toward fulfilling its promise of liberty and justice for all. In The Promise and the Dream, Margolick examines their unique bond, both in life and in their tragic assassinations, just sixty-two days apart in 1968. Through original interviews, oral histories, FBI files, and previously untapped contemporaneous accounts, Margolick offers a revealing portrait of these two men and the mutual assistance, awkwardness, antagonism, and admiration that existed between them. MLK and RFK cut distinct but converging paths toward lasting change. Even when they weren’t interacting directly, they monitored and learned from one another. Their joint story, a story each man took pains to hide during their lives, is not just gripping history but a window into the challenges we continue to face in America. Complemented by award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley’s foreword and more than eighty revealing photos by the foremost photojournalists of the period, The Promise and the Dream offers a compelling look at one of the most consequential but misunderstood relationships in our nation’s history.

Vendetta

Vendetta
Author: James Neff
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316251112
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Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of America's greatest investigative reporters brings to life the gripping, no-holds-barred clash of two American titans: Robert Kennedy and his nemesis Jimmy Hoffa. From 1957 to 1964, Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa channeled nearly all of their considerable powers into destroying each other. Kennedy's battle with Hoffa burst into the public consciousness with the 1957 Senate Rackets Committee hearings and intensified when his brother named him attorney general in 1961. RFK put together a "Get Hoffa" squad within the Justice Department, devoted to destroying one man. But Hoffa, with nearly unlimited Teamster funds, was not about to roll over. Drawing upon a treasure trove of previously secret and undisclosed documents, James Neff has crafted a brilliant, heart-pounding epic of crime and punishment, a saga of venom and relentlessness and two men willing to do anything to demolish each other.

A Time It Was

A Time It Was
Author: Anonim
Pages: 190
ISBN: UOM:39015076162638
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Release: 2008-06
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eppridge followed Kennedy for Life magazine during his early campaign days in 1966, up to his untimely death. Dynamic images of the public Kennedy are combined with rare glimpses of private moments.

Robert Kennedy and His Times

Robert Kennedy and His Times
Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Pages: 1066
ISBN: 0618219285
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Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Private papers, letters, and journals shed new light on Kennedy family relationships and underlie an account of Robert Kennedy's private and public lives, the forces that shaped him, and his impact on the United States.

RFK Jr

RFK Jr
Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250032966
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer comes a sensational biography of the son of the legendary Senator and troubled standard bearer of America's most fabled political dynasty. Robert F. Kenned Jr. inherited his assassinated father's piercing blue eyes and Brahmin style, earning a reputation as the nation's foremost environmental activist and lawyer - the "toxic avenger" - battling corporate polluters. But in this, the most revelatory portrait ever of a Kennedy, Oppenheimer places Bobby Jr., leader of the third generation of America's royal family, under a journalistic microscope.Based on scores of exclusive, candid on-the-record interviews, public and private records, and correspondence, Jerry Oppenheimer paints a balanced, objective portrait of this virtually unaccounted-for scion of the Kennedy dynasty. Like his slain father, the iconic senator and presidential hopeful, RFK Jr. was destined for political greatness. Why it never happened is revealed in this first-ever biography of him.

Robert F Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights 1960 1964

Robert F  Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights  1960  1964
Author: Philip A. Goduti, Jr.
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781476600871
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Release: 2012-11-03
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the Department of Justice worked tirelessly to change the climate of civil rights in the nation. This book explores how the Kennedy brothers and leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and James Meredith, among others, pushed for change at a critical time. Through an analysis of White House memoranda, speeches, telephone conversations and recorded discussions as well as secondary sources, this study explores Robert Kennedy’s role in key events of the civil rights movement, which include the Freedom Rides in 1961, the Ole Miss crisis in 1962 and the Birmingham campaign and March on Washington in 1963. The combined efforts of the Kennedys and these leaders helped change the atmosphere in the nation to one of acceptance and opportunity for African Americans and other minorities.

Robert Kennedy in His Own Words

Robert Kennedy  in His Own Words
Author: Robert F. Kennedy,Bobby Kennedy, Jr
Pages: 493
ISBN: UOM:39015013427664
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Release: 1988
Editor: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kennedy offers a candid account of a turbulent era, drawn from previously unpublished conversations with famous figures of the day, including Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Edward Guthman, and Anthony Lewis

Robert F Kennedy Ripples of Hope

Robert F  Kennedy  Ripples of Hope
Author: Kerry Kennedy
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781478918264
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Center Street
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy shares personal remembrances of her father and through conversations with politicians, media personalities, celebrities and leaders, explores the influence that he continues to have on the issues at the heart of America's identity. Robert F. Kennedy staunchly advocated for civil rights, education, justice, and peace; his message transcended race, class, and creed, resonating deeply within and across America. He was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency and was expected to run against Republican Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election, following in the footsteps of his late brother John. After winning the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot, and he died the following day. He was forty-two. Fifty years later, Robert Kennedy's passions and concerns and the issues he championed are -- for better and worse-still so relevant. Ripples of Hope explores Kennedy's influence on issues at the heart of America's identity today, including moral courage, economic and social justice, the role of government, international relations, youth, violence, and support for minority groups, among other salient topics. Ripples of Hope captures the legacy of former senator and U.S. attorney general Robert F. Kennedy through commentary from his daughter, as well as interviews with dozens of prominent national and international figures who have been inspired by him. They include Barack Obama, John Lewis, Marian Wright Edelman, Alfre Woodard, Harry Belafonte, Bono, George Clooney, Gloria Steinem, and more. They share personal accounts and stories of how Kennedy's words, life, and values have influenced their lives, choices, and actions. Through these interviews, Kerry Kennedy aims to enlighten people anew about her father's legacy and bring to life RFK's values and passions, using as milestones the end of his last campaign and a life that was cut off much too soon. Thurston Clarke provides a powerful foreword to the book with his previous reporting on RFK's funeral train.

The Kennedy Brothers

The Kennedy Brothers
Author: Richard D. Mahoney
Pages: 441
ISBN: 9781611450484
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Release: 2011-05
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Books about the Kennedys are legion. Yet missing until now has been the exploration of the bond between Jack and Bobby, and the part that it played in their rise and fall. Eight years apart in age, they were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the born leader—charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also pathologically reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout—unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about protecting his brother and destroying their enemies. Jack, it was said, was the first Irish Brahman, Bobby the last Irish Puritan. As Mahoney demonstrates with brilliant clarity in this impeccably documented, magisterial book, the Kennedys lived their days of power in dangerous, trackless territory. The revolution in Cuba had created a poisonous cauldron of pro- and anti-Castro forces, the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, and the Mafia. Mahoney gives us Jack and Bobby in all their hubris and humanity, youthfulness and fatalism. Here is American history as it unfolds. The Kennedy Brothers is a fresh and masterful account of the men whose legacy continues to hold the American imagination. Originally published under the title Sons and Brothers.

Bobby and Jackie

Bobby and Jackie
Author: C. David Heymann
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781416556244
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Release: 2009-07-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of A Woman Named Jackie and The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club draws on intimate sources to offer insight into the relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, sharing details about an affair that was an open secret for decades among family insiders.

Thirteen Days A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thirteen Days  A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0393341534
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Release: 2011-04-25
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.

Sons Brothers

Sons   Brothers
Author: Richard D. Mahoney
Pages: 441
ISBN: 1559704802
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Release: 1999
Editor: Arcade Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intimate and powerful portrait of the Kennedy brothers details their extraordinary bond based on their shared belief of tragic destiny, in a meticulously researched biography. 125,000 first printing.

Mutual Contempt Lyndon Johnson Robert Kennedy and the Feud that Defined a Decade

Mutual Contempt  Lyndon Johnson  Robert Kennedy  and the Feud that Defined a Decade
Author: Jeff Shesol
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780393345971
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Release: 1998-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Mutual Contempt is at once a fascinating study in character and an illuminating meditation on the role character can play in shaping history."—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kennedy loathed each other. Their antagonism, propelled by clashing personalities, contrasting views, and a deep, abiding animosity, would drive them to a bitterness so deep that even civil conversation was often impossible. Played out against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s, theirs was a monumental political battle that would shape federal policy, fracture the Democratic party, and have a lasting effect on the politics of our times. Drawing on previously unexamined recordings and documents, as well as memoirs, biographies, and scores of personal interviews, Jeff Shesol weaves the threads of this epic story into a compelling narrative that reflects the impact of LBJ and RFK's tumultuous relationship on politics, civil rights, the war on poverty, and the war in Vietnam. As Publishers Weekly noted, "This is indispensable reading for both experts on the period and newcomers to the history of that decade." "An exhaustive and fascinating history. . . . Shesol's grasp of the era's history is sure, his tale often entertaining, and his research awesome."—Russell Baker, New York Review of Books "Thorough, provocative. . . . The story assumes the dimensions of a great drama played out on a stage too vast to comprehend."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1997 Critic's Choice) "This is the most gripping political book of recent years."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year