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Robert F. Kennedy (1925–1968)

Autor(a) de Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

47+ Works 2,108 Membros 22 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais campaign manager. 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. 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. 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Robert F. Kennedy

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis (1960) 1,259 exemplares, 20 críticas
Robert Kennedy in his Own Words (1988) 218 exemplares
To Seek a Newer World (1967) — Autor — 200 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Enemy Within (1960) 144 exemplares, 1 crítica
RFK: His Words for Our Times (2018) 35 exemplares
Just Friends and Brave Enemies (1962) 31 exemplares
The Pursuit of Justice (1964) 26 exemplares
RFK: Collected Speeches (1993) 25 exemplares
The Robert F. Kennedy Wit (1968) 18 exemplares
The Missiles of October [1974 TV movie] (2001) — Original book — 9 exemplares
A New Day: Robert F. Kennedy (1968) 7 exemplares
Cuts (1990) 4 exemplares
El enemigo en casa 2 exemplares
Conspiracy? the Robert F. Kennedy assassination — Associated Name — 1 exemplar
Témoignages pour l'histoire (1989) 1 exemplar
Assassination 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Profiles in Courage (1956) — Prefácio, algumas edições3,417 exemplares, 25 críticas
A Nation of Immigrants (1958) — Introdução — 254 exemplares, 4 críticas
Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições52 exemplares, 1 crítica

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I can't believe I had this book for a few months before I actually read it. Incredible book and now I'm obsessed with the Cuban Missle Crisis.
 
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booksonbooksonbooks | 19 outras críticas | Jul 24, 2023 |
I can't believe I had this book for a few months before I actually read it. Incredible book and now I'm obsessed with the Cuban Missle Crisis.
 
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booksonbooksonbooks | 19 outras críticas | Jul 24, 2023 |
Reading it aloud to my 12 year old really helped me focus on and understand what occurred. It was fascinating to read RFK’s behind the scenes report, then read the official documents.
 
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emrsalgado | 19 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2021 |
During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.… (mais)
 
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Gmomaj | 19 outras críticas | May 20, 2021 |

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47
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5
Membros
2,108
Popularidade
#12,210
Avaliação
3.9
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22
ISBN
71
Línguas
7
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