85 days: the last campaign of Robert Kennedy

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Quill, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 365 pages
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Chronicles the primary campaign and offers a study of both the man involved and the American political system at work

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Review: 85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy

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This is a painful book to read. It's like if they made a three-hour movie about the Titanic. Bobby just gets closer and closer to the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel. Witcover, although he writes ... Read full review

Review: 85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy

User Review  - John Cooper - Goodreads

Written the year after RFK's murder, this is a reserved, considered, but still sometimes raw account of Kennedy's short run for the presidency. The author accompanied Kennedy's campaign in the days ... Read full review


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Jules Witcover, syndicated by (Chicago) Tribune Media Services, has written on politics for the Newhouse Newspapers, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Star, and the Baltimore Sun. He has written more than a dozen books, including 85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy; The Resurrection of Richard Nixon; Marathon: The Pursuit of the Presidency 1972--1976; Crapshoot: Rolling the Dice on the Vice Presidency; The Year the Dream Died: Revisiting 1968 in America; No Way to Pick a President: How Money and Hired Guns Have debased American Elections; and, most recently, Party of the People: A History of the Democrats.

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