Bobby Kennedy
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings

Bobby Kennedy


  • Author: Larry Tye
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 34594664 Bytes


“A multilayered, inspiring portrait of RFK . . . [the] most in-depth look at an extraordinary figure whose transformational story shaped America.”—Joe Scarborough, The Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Soon to be a Hulu original series starring Chris Pine. Larry Tye appears on CNN’s American Dynasties: The Kennedys. “We are in Larry Tye’s debt for bringing back to life the young presidential candidate who . . . almost half a century ago, instilled hope for the future in angry, fearful Americans.”—David Nasaw, The New York Times Book Review Bare-knuckle operative, cynical White House insider, romantic visionary—Robert F. Kennedy was all of these things at one time or another, and each of these aspects of his personal...

Broken Glory

Broken Glory


  • Author: Ed Sanders & Rick Veitch
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 18788911 Bytes


Bobby Kennedy's last campaign—an homage to a leader who might have changed history and a reconstruction of the conspiracy to stop him, in a magisterial feat of epic investigative poetry. June 5, 2018, is the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and there are still unanswered questions about whether his murder was the result of a conspiracy. Broken Glory is a graphic history told in epic verse of Bobby Kennedy's life and times leading up to the fateful 1968 election campaign, with 100 illustrations by artist Rick Veitch. It encompasses the story of his convicted killer, Sirhan Sirhan, as well as a large cast of characters that includes Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, and Eugene McCarthy, who was the first t...

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...

Bobby Kennedy
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Bobby Kennedy


  • Author : Larry Tye
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679645207


Bobby Kennedy Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. To capture the full arc of his subject’s life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs,...

Bobby Kennedy
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Bobby Kennedy


  • Author : Larry Tye
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812993349


Bobby Kennedy Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy's enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. To capture the full arc of his subject's life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, and fifty-eight boxes of papers that ha...

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...

Rising from the Rails
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Rising from the Rails


  • Author : Larry Tye
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2005-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466818750


Rising from the Rails Book Description :

An engaging social history that reveals the critical role Pullman porters played in the struggle for African American civil rights When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a steady job and worldly experience irresistible. They quickly signed up to serve as maid, waiter, concierge, nanny, and occasionally doctor and undertaker to cars full of white passengers, making the Pullman Company the largest employer of African American men in the country by the 1920s. In the world of the Pullman sleeping car, where whites and blacks lived in close proximity, porters developed a unique culture marked by idiosyncratic language, railroad l...

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....

Robert F  Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights  1960  1964

Robert F Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights 1960 1964


  • Author : Philip A. Goduti, Jr.
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2012-11-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476600871


Robert F Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights 1960 1964 Book Description :

From the 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the Department of Justice worked tirelessly to change the climate of civil rights in the nation. This book explores how the Kennedy brothers and leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and James Meredith, among others, pushed for change at a critical time. Through an analysis of White House memoranda, speeches, telephone conversations and recorded discussions as well as secondary sources, this study explores Robert Kennedy’s role in key events of the civil rights movement, which include the Freedom Rides in 1961, the Ole Miss crisis in 1962 and the Birmingham campaign and March on Washington in 1963....

Superman
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Superman


  • Author : Larry Tye
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400068661


Superman Book Description :

The author, a prize-winning journalist here delivers a full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made Superman the icon he is today....

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy


  • Author : John R. Bohrer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608199822


The Revolution of Robert Kennedy Book Description :

A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since. On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother, had been shot. JFK would not survive. In The Revolution of Robert Kennedy, journalist John R. Bohrer focuses in intimate and revealing detail on Bobby Kennedy's life during the three years following JFK's assassination. Torn between mourning the past and plotting his future, Bobby was placed in a sudden competition with his political enemy, Lyndon Johnson, for control of the Democratic Party. No longer the president's closest advisor, Bobby struggled to find his p...