The Last Campaign

The Last Campaign

Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America

Book - 2008
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The definitive account of Robert Kennedy's exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for president--a revelatory history that is especially resonant now After John F. Kennedy's assassination, Robert Kennedy--formerly Jack's no-holds-barred political warrior--almost lost hope. He was haunted by his brother's murder, and by the nation's seeming inabilities to solve its problems of race, poverty, and the war in Vietnam. Bobby sensed the country'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 Kennedy's promise to lead them toward a better time. And after an assassin's bullet stopped this last great stirring public figure of the 1960s, crowds lined up along the country'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 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 personal, racial, political, and national dramas of his times.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2008.
ISBN: 9780805077926
0805077928
Characteristics: xii, 321 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm.

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StarGladiator
Jun 03, 2017

Pretty good book!
But even more important, please take a moment to read one of the affidavits from the RFK assassination below:
http://www.jfkcia.com/main/evan-freed-affidavit/

Beginning with the assassination of President Kennedy, next with the assassination of Rev. King, then Sen. Bobby Kennedy, so-called // journalists \\ [swine-for-hire] and various FBI and police began referring to EYEWITNESSES to these specific murders as // conspiracy theorists \\.
AN EYEWITNESS IS AN EYEWITNESS! Period! No debate regardless of the CIA disinformation campaigns. [A NY Times FOIA request accidentally uncovered, in 1977, the CIA campaign to begin using that term after the murder of President Kennedy. From the time period of around 1974 to 1977, during the times of the Church Committee, the House Select Committee on Assassinations and the mass firings at the CIA by Stansfield Turner, the choice accidental releases of certain incriminating declassified documents occurred. Might be because new people were in those roles now, or general sloppiness or lack of concern?!]

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brixton17
Sep 14, 2012

Bobby is my favorite Kennedy. I loved how this book dived into his presidential campaign, nearly day by day. I was turned off by this author's writing at a few points along the way. I didn't enjoy his comparisons to present day politicians--I felt it was out of place, not necessary, and somewhat degrading to Kennedy. The prologue and epilogue left a lot to be desired, a lot of fluff and cheerleading--the meat of the book is what was kept me going. I do love Bobby, but keep in mind, this book is VERY one-sided.

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edul
Feb 25, 2010

I did not very much about the Kennedys before reading this book, but now I am very interested in reading more. Clarke sweeps you up the mometum of Robert Kennedy's campaign for presidency and gives you a glimpse of not only the man that Kennedy was, but the country that would have been under his leadership.

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awake88
Jun 20, 2009

Great I read it in a day.

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Jun 20, 2009

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