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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,023 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thurston Clarke Narrator: Pete Larkin Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Clarke's The Last Campaign is the definitive account of Robert Kennedy's exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for president—and a revelatory history that is especially resonant now.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christopher | 2/14/2014

    " great stuff.... love the serving nature of the Kennedy Family and Bobby especially! Bobby is a new hero of mine, but the author idolizes him, which makes me curious about other perspectives as well :) I do recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Keri | 2/14/2014

    " This is the best biography I have read in a long time, I only wish the ending had been different. While Mr. Kennedy was still a politician, I think he was very sincere and determined to change the direction in which he felt our country was heading--away from morality and toward greed and consumerism. He was saddened by the plight of the poor and by the oppression of Native Americans and African Americans. This book details the 82 days of RFK's presidential campaign and gives an inside view from the press corps that accompanied him. The book paints an intimate portrait of a man who had an adoration for children, for his nation, and for equality for all. I truly believe that had Mr. Kennedy lived, he would have not only been elected president but he would have been one of the best presidents to command our nation. Sadly, I feel that when Mr. Kennedy died, so, too, did his vision. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by J. | 2/9/2014

    " This year being the 40 anniversary of Kennedy's death and an historic time in our own history of Presidential elections, I find this book inspirational as well as a time to reflect on the history of my youth...and what might have been had Kennedy lived. I am truly enjoying this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheri Hansen | 2/8/2014

    " this left me with a very strong feeling of wistfulness for what might have been. he was so visceral and deeply human in addition to being an excellent politician. "

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