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Book Title: The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America|
The author of the book: Thurston Clarke
Date of issue: May 27th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780805077926
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 13.36 MB
Edition: Henry Holt and Co.
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The definitive account of Robert Kennedyâ€™s exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for presidentâ€”a revelatory history that is especially resonant now
After John F. Kennedyâ€™s assassination, Robert Kennedyâ€”formerly Jackâ€™s no-holds-barred political warriorâ€”almost lost hope. He was haunted by his brotherâ€™s murder, and by the nationâ€™s seeming inabilities to solve its problems of race, poverty, and the war in Vietnam. Bobby sensed the countryâ€™s pain, and when he announced that he was running for president, the country united behind his hopes. Over the action-packed eighty-two days of his campaign, Americans were inspired by Kennedyâ€™s promise to lead them toward a better time. And after an assassinâ€™s bullet stopped this last great stirring public figure of the 1960s, crowds lined up along the countryâ€™s railroad tracks to say goodbye to Bobby.
With new research, interviews, and an intimate sense of Kennedy, Thurston Clarke provides an absorbing historical narrative that goes right to the heart of Americaâ€™s deepest despairsâ€”and most fiercely held dreamsâ€”and tells us more than we had understood before about this complicated man and the heightened personal, racial, political, and national dramas of his times.
Read information about the authorThurston Clarke has written eleven widely acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, including three New York Times Notable Books. His 'Pearl Harbor Ghosts' was the basis for a CBS documentary, and his bestselling 'Lost Hero', a biography of Raoul Wallenberg, was made into an award-winning NBC miniseries.
Clarke's articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and other awards, he lives with his wife and three daughters in upstate New York.
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