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Robert Kennedy, in his own words : the unpublished recollections of the Kennedy years / edited by Edwin O. Guthman and Jeffrey Shulman.

By: Kennedy, Robert F, 1925-1968.
Contributor(s): Guthman, Edwin O, 1919-2008 | Shulman, Jeffrey, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam, 1988Description: xviii, 493 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0553053167 :; 9780553053166.Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- InterviewsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Robert Kennedy, in his own words.DDC classification: 973.924/092/4 | B Other classification: 3,6
Contents:
Pt. I. Staffing the new frontier -- Pt. II. "Whatever in necessary": Robert Kennedy and civil rights -- Pt. III. The thousand-day crisis.
Summary: Transcripts of interviews originally recorded in the mid-1960s for the John F. Kennedy Library.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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E841 .K458 1988 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000478388

"Published in cooperation with Twenty-First Century Books."

"The Kennedy presidency, a chronology": p. [477]-480.

Includes index.

Transcripts of interviews originally recorded in the mid-1960s for the John F. Kennedy Library.

Pt. I. Staffing the new frontier -- Pt. II. "Whatever in necessary": Robert Kennedy and civil rights -- Pt. III. The thousand-day crisis.

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Library Journal Review

Immediately after 1963, Robert Kennedy organized an oral history project to preserve the accounts of his brother's associates. Now 20 years after his own death, interviews conducted with RFK himself are first being published. The public events of JFK's Administration are the bounds of these sessions focusing on civil rights and foreign affairs. Terse, frequently pungent, RFK's transcripted remarks are valuable for the immediacy they impart to events that quickly became history. Freedom Rides, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban missile crisis get due attention, but the interviewers, plainly sympathetic, sometimes sacrifice depth to touch all bases. Useful, even so, for academic and many public libraries. BOMC featured selection. Robert F. Nardini, M.L.S., Chichester, N.H. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Robert "Bobby" Kennedy was the seventh of nine children in the wealthy Kennedy family of Massachusetts. When his elder brother John F. Kennedy became President in 1961, Robert was named Attorney General. The brothers had worked together during the campaign, with Robert serving as his brother's campaign manager. <p> Robert Kennedy had been educated at Harvard University, served in the Navy during World War II, and received his law degree from Virginia Law School in 1951. Then he worked in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in 1951 and 1952, where he helped prosecute corruption and income-tax invasion cases. In the following years he served as congressional investigator for committees on Un-American Activities and on Improper Activities in Labor and Management. <p> In 1961 Kennedy became Attorney General under President John F. Kennedy, and stayed on under President Lyndon B. Johnson. In that position he actively promoted civil rights by prosecuting people who violated the civil rights of minorities. He continued his pursuit of civil rights when he became Senator from New York in 1964. He also worked for antipoverty programs, medicare, and other social programs, and spoke out strongly against escalating involvement in Vietnam. <p> Kennedy set out to campaign for the Democratic nomination for President in the 1968 election. He won five of the six primaries he entered and was becoming a formidable challenger, when Sirhan Sirhan, an Arab immigrant, shot him fatally on June 5, 1968. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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