The Resource The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America, Thurston Clarke

The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America, Thurston Clarke

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The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America
Title
The last campaign
Title remainder
Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America
Statement of responsibility
Thurston Clarke
Title variation
Last campaign
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Robert F. Kennedy and eighty-two days that inspired America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As Thurston Clarke recounts in The Last Campaign, Robert Kennedy stirred huge crowds, who would often tear his clothes, and moved even the most hard-bitten of journalists and other intimate observers. He challenged his audiences: telling college students he would end the draft deferments that left poor and minority youths to fight in Vietnam and telling whites that they bore responsibility for black frustration and rage. His soft-spoken speech to a largely black audience in Indianapolis on the night of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination was a stunning and effective call for peace in America that can still give the reader chills. After spending most of the campaign at Kennedy's side, reporter Richard Harwood, a former marine who had initially been suspicious of Kennedy, asked his editors at the Washington Post to replace him, telling them, "I'm falling in love with the guy."" "Four days after Robert Kennedy was assassinated, two million grieving Americans-weeping, waving flags, saluting, and kneeling in prayer lined the tracks to watch his funeral train carry his body from New York to Washington. One of the reporters on this train, Sylvia Wright of Life magazine, saw a bridal party standing in the tall grass of a Delaware meadow. As the car carrying Kennedy's casket passed, the party tossed their bouquets against its side, causing Wright to ask herself, "What did he have that he could do this to people?""--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Documents Robert Kennedy's dramatic and ill-fated 1968 presidential campaign, outlining his positions on such issues as the Vietnam War, race, and poverty as well as his private struggles with the assassination of JFK
Biography type
individual biography
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238597
Cataloging source
Nz
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Clarke, Thurston
Dewey number
  • 973.922092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E851
LC item number
.C63 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America
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The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America, Thurston Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-310) and index
Contents
  • "Bobby Ain't Jack": March 21-31, 1968
  • Pt. II
  • "Prophets Get Shot"
  • 4
  • The Era of Good Feelings: March 31-April 4, 1968
  • 5
  • A Prayer for Our Country: April 4-5, 1968
  • 6
  • "Guns Between Me and the White House": April 5-7, 1968
  • 7
  • Prologue: June 8, 1968
  • "Prophets Get Shot": April 9, 1968
  • Pt. III
  • Red State Primaries
  • 8
  • Like Frank Sinatra Running for President: April 10-15, 1968
  • 9
  • Brave Heart and Christopher Pretty Boy: April 16 and May 11, 1968
  • 10
  • "How Does It Look for Me Here?": April 22-24, 1968
  • 11
  • Pt. I
  • "From You!": April 26, 1968
  • 12
  • Riding with the Next President: April 27, 1968
  • 13
  • Mother Inn: May 3-14, 1968
  • Pt. IV
  • The West Coast
  • 14
  • "This Is Peanuts": May 15-28, 1968
  • 15
  • Early Days
  • Resurrection City: May 29, 1968
  • 16
  • "The Last of the Great Believables": May 30-June 3, 1968
  • 17
  • "So This Is It": June 4-5, 1968
  • 1
  • No Choice: March 16-17, 1968
  • 2
  • "He's Going All the Way": March 17-18, 1968
  • 3
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 321 p, [8] p. of plates.
Isbn
9780805077926
Lccn
2007045880
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a489985
Label
The last campaign : Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America, Thurston Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-310) and index
Contents
  • "Bobby Ain't Jack": March 21-31, 1968
  • Pt. II
  • "Prophets Get Shot"
  • 4
  • The Era of Good Feelings: March 31-April 4, 1968
  • 5
  • A Prayer for Our Country: April 4-5, 1968
  • 6
  • "Guns Between Me and the White House": April 5-7, 1968
  • 7
  • Prologue: June 8, 1968
  • "Prophets Get Shot": April 9, 1968
  • Pt. III
  • Red State Primaries
  • 8
  • Like Frank Sinatra Running for President: April 10-15, 1968
  • 9
  • Brave Heart and Christopher Pretty Boy: April 16 and May 11, 1968
  • 10
  • "How Does It Look for Me Here?": April 22-24, 1968
  • 11
  • Pt. I
  • "From You!": April 26, 1968
  • 12
  • Riding with the Next President: April 27, 1968
  • 13
  • Mother Inn: May 3-14, 1968
  • Pt. IV
  • The West Coast
  • 14
  • "This Is Peanuts": May 15-28, 1968
  • 15
  • Early Days
  • Resurrection City: May 29, 1968
  • 16
  • "The Last of the Great Believables": May 30-June 3, 1968
  • 17
  • "So This Is It": June 4-5, 1968
  • 1
  • No Choice: March 16-17, 1968
  • 2
  • "He's Going All the Way": March 17-18, 1968
  • 3
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 321 p, [8] p. of plates.
Isbn
9780805077926
Lccn
2007045880
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a489985

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