Score: 4.5
From 502 Ratings

Countdown 1945


  • Author: Chris Wallace
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 25992860 Bytes


#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * “Riveting.” —The New York Times * “Propulsive.” —Time * “Reads like a tense thriller.” —The Washington Post * “The book is deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of the season.” —The Wall Street JournalFrom Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima.April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb...

Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Once in a Great City


  • Author: David Maraniss
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 39015785 Bytes


“A fascinating political, racial, economic, and cultural tapestry” (Detroit Free Press), Once in a Great City is a tour de force from David Maraniss about the quintessential American city at the top of its game: Detroit in 1963.Detroit in 1963 is on top of the world. The city’s leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; Motown’s founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the incredible Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; car salesman Lee Iacocca; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before. Yet the shadows of collapse were evident even then.“E...

Robert Kennedy
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Robert Kennedy


  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476734569


Robert Kennedy Book Description :

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....

Bobby Kennedy
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Bobby Kennedy


  • Author : Chris Matthews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501111884


Bobby Kennedy Book Description :

In Chris Matthews’s New York Times bestselling portrait of Robert F. Kennedy, “Readers witness the evolution of Kennedy’s soul. Through tragedy after tragedy we find the man humanized” (Associated Press). With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews profiled of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby Kennedy, Matthews provides “insight into [Bobby’s] spirit and what drove him to greatness” (New York Journal of Books) in his gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was a perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to b...

Robert Kennedy and His Times
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Robert Kennedy and His Times


  • Author : Arthur Meier Schlesinger
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0618219285


Robert Kennedy and His Times Book Description :

Private papers, letters, and journals shed new light on Kennedy family relationships and underlie an account of Robert Kennedy's private and public lives, the forces that shaped him, and his impact on the United States....

Bobby Kennedy
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Bobby Kennedy


  • Author : Larry Tye
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Legislators
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812983500


Bobby Kennedy Book Description :

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight. But Kennedy-nurtured on the rightist orthodoxies of his dynasty-building father-started his public life as counsel to the left-baiting, table-thumping Senator Joseph McCarthy. A bare-knuckled political operative who masterminded his brother's whatever-it-takes bids for senator and president, Kennedy okayed FBI wiretaps of Martin Luther King Jr. and cloak-and-dagger operations against communist Cuba that included blowing up railroad bridges, sabotaging crops, and plotting the elimination of President Fidel Castro. Remembered now as a rare optimist in an age of political cynicism, RFK's profoundly moving journey from cold warrior to hot-bloo...

Thirteen Days  A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Thirteen Days A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis


  • Author : Robert F. Kennedy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-04-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393341534


Thirteen Days A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Book Description :

"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring impo...

The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within


  • Author : Robert F. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0313235791


The Enemy Within Book Description :

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RFK Jr

RFK Jr


  • Author : Jerry Oppenheimer
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250032966


RFK Jr Book Description :

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, object...

The Robert F  Kennedy Assassination
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Robert F Kennedy Assassination


  • Author : Philip H. Melanson
  • Publisher : SP Books
  • Release Date : 1994-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1561713244


The Robert F Kennedy Assassination Book Description :

A reexamination of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy presents new evidence that suggests that Sirhan could not possibly have acted alone and calls for a reopening of the case....

Bobby Kennedy
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Bobby Kennedy


  • Author : Larry Tye
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Legislators
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812983500


Bobby Kennedy Book Description :

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight. But Kennedy-nurtured on the rightist orthodoxies of his dynasty-building father-started his public life as counsel to the left-baiting, table-thumping Senator Joseph McCarthy. A bare-knuckled political operative who masterminded his brother's whatever-it-takes bids for senator and president, Kennedy okayed FBI wiretaps of Martin Luther King Jr. and cloak-and-dagger operations against communist Cuba that included blowing up railroad bridges, sabotaging crops, and plotting the elimination of President Fidel Castro. Remembered now as a rare optimist in an age of political cynicism, RFK's profoundly moving journey from cold warrior to hot-bloo...

Who Killed Bobby

Who Killed Bobby


  • Author : Shane O'Sullivan
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1510729607


Who Killed Bobby Book Description :

On June 5th, 1968, at L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel, Robert F. Kennedy celebrated his victory in the California Democratic primary with a rousing victory speech anticipating a successful run for the presidency. Moments later, gunshots shattered that dream. The police quickly apprehended Sirhan Sirhan, who the world believed had single-handedly masterminded the shooting. But in Who Killed Bobby? Shane O'Sullivan makes a stunning case that will fundamentally alter the way the public views Bobby Kennedy's death. After an autopsy, LA County Coroner Thomas Noguchi concluded that the deadly shots had been fired from an inch behind Kennedy's right ear, but not a single witness placed Sirhan this close; most placed his gun several feet away, and in front of the se...