His Words for Our Times
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.10 hours)
Product Number: Z100129855
Released: May 01, 2018
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ISBN: #9780062849052
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Earphones Award Winner

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Francis Kennedyâ??s death, an inspiring collection of his most famous speeches accompanied by commentary from notable historians and public figures.

Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedyâ??s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we get a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedyâ??s views on civil rights, social justice, the war in Vietnam, foreign policy, the desirability of peace, the need to eliminate poverty, and the role of hope in American politics.

Here, too, is evidence of the impact of those he knew and worked with, including his brother John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez, among others. The tightly curated collection also includes commentary about RFKâ??s legacy from major historians and public figures, among them Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Eric Garcetti, William Manchester, Anna Quindlen, Elie Wiesel, and Desmond Tutu. Assembled with the full cooperation of the Kennedy family, RFK: His Words for Our Times is a potent reminder of Robert Kennedyâ??s ability to imagine a greater Americaâ??a faith and vision we could use today.

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Narrator(s): James Lurie, Jim Meskimen
Genre: History
Product Number DD36828
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538519172
Product Number EB00710431
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062834119

Professional reviews

"Don't you wish you could hear RFK deliver one of his speeches today? Wouldn't it be even better if you understood the context of his words on a national or international scale? With this audiobook, you can. James Lurie narrates this collection of Kennedy's speeches, augmented by commentary from other historians and public figures, published upon the 50th anniversary of his death. Jim Meskimen also narrates, channeling his inner Kennedy to leave listeners spellbound. Exciting in tone and informative in material, the audiobook presents ideas that still impact the nation today. Those with a passion for U.S. political history will enjoy listening, thanks to the skills of both narrators. T.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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