The Last Campaign

Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
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Author(s): Thurston Clarke
Original Publish Date: May 27, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.70 hours)
Product Number: Z10007235
Released: May 27, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781598876697
Narrator/s: Pete Larkin
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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With new research and previously unavailable interviews, The Last Campaign provides an intimate and absorbing historical narrative that goes right to the heart of America's deepest despairs-and most fiercely held dreams-and tells us more than we had understood before about this complicated man and the heightened dramas of his times. After John F. Kennedy's assassination, Robert Kennedy looked past his own pain to that of this country, and he sought to offer it hope. And when he announced that he was running for president, the country united in hope behind him. Over the action-packed eighty-two days of his campaign, Americans were inspired by Kennedy's promise to lead them toward a better time-until an assassin's bullet stopped this last great stirring public figure of the 1960s. Clarke's The Last Campaign is the definitive account of Robert Kennedy's exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for president-and a revelatory history that is especially resonant now.

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The Last Campaign
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Product Number:Z10007235
Product Number:DD13933

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Author(s): Thurston Clarke
Narrator(s): Pete Larkin
Product Number DD13933
Released: May 27, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781598876680

Professional reviews

"Clarke examines the enormous effect on Americans of RFK's eighty-two-day campaign for the presidency. RFK became a candidate because he hoped to help heal a morally wounded nation. It was 1968. An unpopular president (Johnson) was waging a controversial war (Vietnam). By deciding to run, RFK infuriated Johnson and angered everyone from white Southerners to the business community, from organized crime to machine pols like Chicago's Mayor Daly. The year also saw the Tet Offensive, the My Lai massacre, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assassination, and the worst racial disturbances since the Civil War. Pete Larkin narrates in the best storytelling tradition, avoiding any trace of theatricality or "broadcast voice." He makes Clarke's well-researched page out of recent American history hard to put down. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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