The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America

Thurston Clarke (Author) Pete Larkin (Narrated by)
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The definitive account of Robert Kennedys exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for presidenta revelatory history that is especially resonant nowAfter John F. Kennedys assassination, Robert Kennedyformerly Jacks no-holds-barred political warrioralmost lost hope. He was haunted by his brothers murder, and by the nations seeming inabilities to solve its problems of race, poverty, and the war in Vietnam. Bobby sensed the countrys 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 Kennedys promise to lead them toward a better time. And after an assassins bullet stopped this last great stirring public figure of the 1960s, crowds lined up along the countrys 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 Americas deepest despairsand most fiercely held dreamsand tells us more than we had understood before about this complicated man and the heightened personal, racial, political, and national dramas of his times.

Product Details

Price
$34.95  $32.15
Publisher
HighBridge Audio
Publish Date
May 01, 2008
Pages
645
Dimensions
5.18 X 1.16 X 5.94 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781598876680

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About the Author

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Pete Larkin is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and a 2014 Audie Award finalist. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993. An award-winning on-camera host, Pete has worked on many industrial films and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations.

Reviews

Clarke s day-to-day account of the period from March 1968, when Kennedy announced his run, to June 5, when he was assassinated, superbly documents R.F.K. s antiwar, antipoverty, anticomplacency platform.
--"Time Magazine"
Clarke’s day-to-day account of the period from March 1968, when Kennedy announced his run, to June 5, when he was assassinated, superbly documents R.F.K.’s antiwar, antipoverty, anticomplacency platform.
"Time Magazine" "