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Of Kennedys and Kings : making sense of the sixties

Author: Harris Wofford
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reexamines the momentous decade that saw Kennedy's Presidency and the remarkable Civil Rights leadership of Martin Luther King.
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Named Person: John F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Coretta Scott King; John F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.; John F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harris Wofford
ISBN: 0374224323 9780374224325
OCLC Number: 6143500
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 503 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : nevertheless --
The making of a President : another view. Calling Mrs. Martin Luther King ; On the Campaign of 1960 ; Search for the brightest and the best --
Popular protest and public power : civil rights. Martin Luther King, the bus boycott, and civil disobedience ; Kennedy action and inaction : "One stroke of the pen"? ; Marching to Montgomery ; MLK, RFK, LBJ, and the FBI : matters of live and death --
The politics of service and social invention. The Peace Corps : "Hijos de Kennedy" ; A War on Poverty and the idea of national service ; The Great Society and Lyndon Johnson's other war --
Conflicting legacies : an American tragedy. From the Bay of Pigs to Vietnam ; The agony of Robert Kennedy ; Chicago 1968 and the end of an era --
Epilogue : mystic chords of memory.
Responsibility: Harris Wofford.

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Reexamines the momentous decade that saw Kennedy's Presidency and the remarkable Civil Rights leadership of Martin Luther King.

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