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In his own right : the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Author: Joseph A Palermo
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001
Series: Columbia studies in contemporary American history
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Based on never-before-seen documents, this book chronicles RFK's extraordinary transformation from Cold Warrior to grass roots activist. Palermo focuses on the crucial nexus between '60s social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Palermo
ISBN: 0231120680 9780231120685
OCLC Number: 471642628
Description: xv, 349 s., [16] s. of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Prologue: The Odyssey Begins 1. On His Own: Kennedy's Evolving Critique of the War, May 1965-February 1966 2. A Slow Path to Peace: Kennedy Calls for a Negotiated Settlement, March 1966-March 1967 3. At the Center of the Storm: Kennedy and the Shifting Political Winds of 1967 4. "The Hottest Place in Hell": Kennedy, the Democrats, and the McCarthy Candidacy 5. The Collapse of the Myths: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Tet Offensive, January-February 1968 6. The Breaking Point: Kennedy Responds to Tet, February 8, 1968 7. Fifteen Days in March: Kennedy Challenges Johnson, March 1968 8. Civil Rights and the Urban Rebellions, Kennedy, King, and the Politics of Race, 1965-1968 9. Building a Coalition: Kennedy and the Primaries, March 16-May 28, 1968 10. California: Kennedy's Last Campaign, May-June 1968 Conclusion: A Potential Unrealized Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Columbia studies in contemporary American history
Responsibility: Joseph A. Palermo

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