Robert F. Kennedy: And the Death of American Idealism

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Pearson Longman, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 180 pages
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At the forefront of the social movements and political crises that gripped America in the 1950s and 1960s, Robert F. Kennedy saw, advised and led the United States through some of the most epochal events in the 20th century.

This newest edition in the Library of American Biography Series chronicles the life of Robert F. Kennedy from his time as a boy growing up amidst the turmoil of the Great Depression and World War II to his rise as a central figure in the national debate on communism, poverty, civil rights, and the war in Vietnam.

The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

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This is a good book if you're looking to teach a class on influential political figures of modern American politics. Its basically a summary of information that can be gleaned from the other ... Read full review

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Book written as a brief history for college students. Well written and full of information for folks seeking a basic understanding of RFK Read full review

Contents

Launching a Public Life
16
Finding His Way in the 1950s
30
His Brothers Keeper
43
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Joseph A Palermo lectures at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has written for "Peace & Change" and other journals.

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