THE STORY: By late summer, 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was a deeply wounded man. Still in shock and consumed with grief and guilt over the assassination of his older brother, President John F. Kennedy, on November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas,
From New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer comes a sensational biography of the son of the legendary Senator and troubled standard bearer of America's most fabled political dynasty. Robert F. Kenned Jr. inherited his assassinated father's piercing blue eyes and Brahmin style, earning a reputation as the nation's foremost environmental activist and lawyer - the "toxic avenger" - battling corporate polluters. But in this, the most revelatory portrait ever of a Kennedy, Oppenheimer places Bobby Jr., leader of the third generation of America's royal family, under a journalistic microscope.Based on scores of exclusive, candid on-the-record interviews, public and private records, and correspondence, Jerry Oppenheimer paints a balanced, objective portrait of this virtually unaccounted-for scion of the Kennedy dynasty. Like his slain father, the iconic senator and presidential hopeful, RFK Jr. was destined for political greatness. Why it never happened is revealed in this first-ever biography of him.
Some say Bobby Kennedy would never have become famous if not for JFK, his charismatic brother. Others claim Papa Joe's millions greased the skids for all Kennedy political bids.... RFK died in June 1968, in the midst of a turmoiled presidential election. The controversial sibling of a slain leader, and the head of Democratic opposition to the polarizing president, Lyndon Johnson, RFK perished at his apogee, after winning the California primary, seemingly unstoppably destined for the Democratic nomination. He died during a cruel year marred by corpses of American young men littering Vietnam, and black militants' unrest roiling the U.S. Yet these issues of peace -- in Vietnam and the streets of America -- were his stepping stones toward the presidency. For his candidacy advocated helping the poor, the discriminated against, and those whom the Pentagon tabbed to fight in its place. After RFK's assassination, the war still raged. Watergate would follow. Could a second President Kennedy have prevented those calamities? Could he have extricated America from its foreign quagmire, strengthened civil rights, provided more aid to the unfortunate, and shunned illegal political acts? Delve into this book, and judge: for the past is immutable, but not the future.
In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Francis Kennedy’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 Kennedy’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 Kennedy’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 RFK’s legacy from major historians and public figures, among them Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Eric Garcetti, William Manchester, 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 Kennedy’s ability to imagine a greater America—a faith and vision we could use today.
Who was Bob Kennedy? Rebel? Patrician? Liberal? Joe McCarthy apologist, Jack Kennedy’s attack dog, or a misunderstood man who quoted Aeschylus and Shakespeare? As Winston Churchill said of the Soviet Union, RFK was a riddle wrapped in an enigma. Many who thought they understood him knew but one side of him. He could be ruthless, yet kind. He championed the underprivileged, yet criticized the welfare state. He attacked Lyndon Johnson’s relentless prosecution of the Vietnam War, though when asked to oppose the administration in 1968 primaries, he initially declined—fearing to become the first Kennedy to lose an election. “Bobby” Kennedy dogged his adversaries, including Jimmy Hoffa and anyone running against Jack Kennedy. Nonetheless, this youthful aristocrat pushed himself to the limits of endurance with fifty-mile hikes, whitewater kayaking in rock-ridden rivers, and, in his first effort at mountain climbing, scaling the enormous peak named for his late brother. Perhaps the “bad” Bobby died on the same day President Kennedy did—or so RFK’s admirers might aver. And maybe, had RFK become president, he may have sought to alleviate the plight of the poor, Indians, and blacks. But a bullet prevented any chance of a second Kennedy presidency.
My book will involve my personal experience working with the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Working as part of the advance team that preceded his appearances in Southern California this book will detail my effort to prevent RFK’s assasination. My singing group, THE SOUNDS OF TIME, chosen by Mrs. Ethel Kennedy warmed up the crowds and we spent many hours before RFK appeared. RFK68 is the title of the book and it will detail what occured both before and after Sen. Kennedy’s appearance at the Ambassador Hotel. My birthday is on June 5th which is what the book is all about. That day is the day Sen. Kennedy was targeted. This is a never before seen communication and will outline the mistakes made by security guards and even people who staffed the campaign in Los Angeles.
A lively, intimate memoir that vividly recalls the idealism of the Kennedy administration. As deputy attorney general under Bobby Kennedy and then attorney general and under secretary of state for Lyndon Johnson, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach offers a unique perspective on the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other issues of the day. In this engaging memoir, by turns intensely dramatic and charmingly matter-of-fact, we are treated to a ringside seat for Katzenbach's confrontation with segregationist governor George C. Wallace over the integration of the University of Alabama, his efforts to steer the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress, and then his transition to the State Department, where he served at the center of the storm over Vietnam. In the political climate of this election season, Some of It Was Fun provides a refreshing reminder of the hopes and struggles of an earlier era, speaking both to readers who came of age in the 1960s and to a generation of young people looking to that period for political inspiration.
Published to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of his assassination; discloses the affairs with Lauren Bacall etc, discusses the relationship with Marilyn Monroe, his dealings with Jimmy Hoffa, Lyndon Johnson, etc.
This assessment of the statesmanship, principles, and policies of Robert F. Kennedy places him "in the stream of history," to assess what came before his time in political life, what happened during that time, and what happened to his legacy after his assassination. Terrence Edward Paupp evaluates the themes and issues RFK confronted, responded to, and for which he provided visionary solutions. Paupp first chronicles the influence of Franklin D. Roosevelt's legacy as a prologue to the New Frontier and Great Society. During Robert F. Kennedy's time in power-both in his brother's administration and on his own in the US Senate-he struggled with striking a balance between power and purpose. In the years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, RFK emphasized the need to unite power and purpose, national and international concerns, ideals and practice. Much of this has been ignored, Paupp argues, by what C. Wright Mills called "the power elite." In assessing RFK's statesmanship, Paupp examines his commitments to human and civil rights, which linked themes and ideals within the US to those struggles taking place outside the country. Robert F. Kennedy brought zeal and passion to these problems by discussing the moral necessity of honouring human dignity while articulating practical solutions, policies, and programs to structural injustice. His legacy remains a beacon of light, intelligence, and hope in today's world.
The University of Cambridge has produced more Nobel Prize-winning economists than the whole of France. This impressive book collects together largely unpublished correspondence from some of the twentieth century's key figures including Keynes, Robinson, Hayek and Sraffa.
"This book explores how the Kennedy brothers and civil rights leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and James Meredith, pushed for change at a critical time in the civil rights movement. It explores Robert Kennedy's role in key events including Freedom Rides (1961), Ole Miss crisis (1962), and Birmingham campaign and March on Washington (1963)"--Provided by publisher.
He was "Good Bobby," who, as his brother Ted eulogized him, "saw wrong and tried to right it . . . saw suffering and tried to heal it." And "Bad Bobby," the ruthless and manipulative bully of countless conspiracy theories. Thomas's unvarnished but sympathetic and fair-minded portrayal is packed with new details about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations, including new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson.
Transforming Growth Factor- ß in Cancer Therapy, Vols. 1 and 2, provides a compendium of findings about the role of transforming growth factor- ß (TGF- ß) in cancer treatment and therapy. The second volume, Cancer Treatment in Therapy, is divided into three parts. The companion volume details the role of TGF- ß on basic and clinical biology.
This collection of RFK's 1968 presidential campaign speeches demonstrates his eloquence, passion, humanity, and resonates today in the ongoing battle for the White House.
"Probing deep into four hidden histories... the material released should dispel any notions of 'lone nuts' or coincidence... These articles cut a clear path through the thick jungle of disinformation that has grown around these events and expose the truly hideous teratomas that thrive and bloom under the canopy of 'national security.'"—New York Press