The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America [Audiobook] by Thurston Clarke
English | May 27, 2008 | ASIN: B001AF1FWG, ISBN: 1598876686 | [email protected] kbps | 10 hrs 42 mins | 441 MB
Narrator: Pete Larkin | Genre: Nonfiction/History
With new research and previously unavailable interviews, The Last Campaign provides an intimate and absorbing historical narrative that goes right to the heart of Americas deepest despairs - and most fiercely held dreams - and tells us more than we had understood before about this complicated man and the heightened dramas of his times.
After John F. Kennedys assassination, Robert Kennedy - formerly Jacks no-holds-barred political warrior - almost lost hope. He was haunted by his brothers murder, and by the nations seeming inabilities to solve its problems of race, poverty, and the war in Vietnam. Bobby sensed the countrys pain, and when he announced that he was running for president, the country united behind his hopes. Over the action-packed 82 days of his campaign, Americans were inspired by Kennedys promise to lead them toward a better time. And after an assassins bullet stopped this last great stirring public figure of the 1960s, crowds lined up along the countrys railroad tracks to say goodbye to Bobby.
Clarkes The Last Campaign is the definitive account of Robert Kennedys exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for president - and a revelatory history that is especially resonant now.