Robert Kennedy and His Times

Robert Kennedy and His Times
Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 1092
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780618219285
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Kennedy and His Times Book Excerpt:

Private papers, letters, and journals shed new light on Kennedy family relationships and underlie an account of Robert Kennedy's private and public lives, the forces that shaped him, and his impact on the United States.

RFK and MLK

RFK and MLK
Author: Philip A. Goduti, Jr.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN: 1476628726
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RFK and MLK Book Excerpt:

 Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., lived parallel lives. Their leadership helped millions of Americans recover from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and inspired hope for a more peaceful and egalitarian society (which endured well after their own tragic deaths five years later). Their rhetoric addressed the pervasive issues of the era—poverty, war and civil rights—and encouraged young people and the disadvantaged throughout the United States and the world. This book examines the vision they shared through their speeches, writings and public appearances in the years of the cultural groundshift of 1963 through 1968.

The Passage of Power

The Passage of Power
Author: Robert A. Caro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 0307960463
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passage of Power Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.” The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career—1958 to1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark. By 1958, as Johnson began to maneuver for the presidency, he was known as one of the most brilliant politicians of his time, the greatest Senate Leader in our history. But the 1960 nomination would go to the young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. Caro gives us an unparalleled account of the machinations behind both the nomination and Kennedy’s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, revealing the extent of Robert Kennedy’s efforts to force Johnson off the ticket. With the consummate skill of a master storyteller, he exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Kennedy’s younger brother, portraying one of America’s great political feuds. Yet Robert Kennedy’s overt contempt for Johnson was only part of the burden of humiliation and isolation he bore as Vice President. With a singular understanding of Johnson’s heart and mind, Caro describes what it was like for this mighty politician to find himself altogether powerless in a world in which power is the crucial commodity. For the first time, in Caro’s breathtakingly vivid narrative, we see the Kennedy assassination through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. We watch Johnson step into the presidency, inheriting a staff fiercely loyal to his slain predecessor; a Congress determined to retain its power over the executive branch; and a nation in shock and mourning. We see how within weeks—grasping the reins of the presidency with supreme mastery—he propels through Congress essential legislation that at the time of Kennedy’s death seemed hopelessly logjammed and seizes on a dormant Kennedy program to create the revolutionary War on Poverty. Caro makes clear how the political genius with which Johnson had ruled the Senate now enabled him to make the presidency wholly his own. This was without doubt Johnson’s finest hour, before his aspirations and accomplishments were overshadowed and eroded by the trap of Vietnam. In its exploration of this pivotal period in Johnson’s life—and in the life of the nation—The Passage of Power is not only the story of how he surmounted unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the presidency but is, as well, a revelation of both the pragmatic potential in the presidency and what can be accomplished when the chief executive has the vision and determination to move beyond the pragmatic and initiate programs designed to transform a nation. It is an epic story told with a depth of detail possible only through the peerless research that forms the foundation of Robert Caro’s work, confirming Nicholas von Hoffman’s verdict that “Caro has changed the art of political biography.”

The Balmoral Incident

The Balmoral Incident
Author: Alanna Knight
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN: 0749017260
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Balmoral Incident Book Excerpt:

Rose McQuinn is invited to stay with her friend Olive who has a small cottage on the Balmoral Estate. As Rose travels on the train with her trusty dog Vane and her niece Mabel, she wonders what exciting adventures await them at the Royal household. Little does she realise that within just 48 hours of their arrival, death will have visited the great castle ...Can Rose find out what happened and prevent any more bloodshed?

Time

Time
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy
Author: Edward Klein
Publsiher: Crown Archetype
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-05-19
ISBN: 0307451054
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Kennedy Book Excerpt:

In the most inspiring speech of his career, Ted Kennedy once vowed: "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Unlike his martyred brothers, John and Robert, whose lives were cut off before the promise of a better future could be realized, Ted lived long enough to make many promises come true. During a career that spanned an astonishing half-century, he put his imprint on every major piece of progressive legislation–from health care and education to civil rights. There were times during that career–such as after the incident in Chappaquiddick–when Ted seemed to have surrendered to his demons. But there were other times–after one of his inspiring speeches on the floor of the Senate, for example–when he was compared to Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and other great lawmakers of the past. Indeed, for most of his life, Ted Kennedy played a kaleidoscope of roles–from destructive thrill seeker to constructive lawmaker; from straying husband to devoted father and uncle. In Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died, celebrated Kennedy biographer Edward Klein at last reconciles these contradictions, painting a stunningly original, up-to-the-moment portrait of Ted Kennedy and his remarkable late-in-life redemption. Drawing on a vast store of original research and unprecedented access to Ted Kennedy’s political associates, friends, and family, Klein takes the reader behind the scenes to reveal many secrets. Among them: • Why Caroline Kennedy, at Ted’s urging, aspired to fill the New York Senate vacancy but then suddenly and unexpectedly withdrew her candidacy. • How Ted ended his longest-lasting romantic relationship to marry Victoria Reggie, and the unexpected effect that union had on his personal and political redemption. • What transpired between the parents of Mary Jo Kopechne and Ted Kennedy during two private meetings at Ted’s home. • Which feuds are likely to erupt within the Kennedy family in the wake of Ted’s demise, and what will become of Ted’s fortune and political legacy. Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died does not shrink from portraying the erratic side of Ted Kennedy and his former wife, Joan. But both in spirit and tone, it is a compassionate celebration of a complex man who, in the winter of his life, summoned the best in himself to come to the aid of his troubled nation.

In His Own Right

In His Own Right
Author: Joseph A. Palermo
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2001-05-07
ISBN: 9780231502658
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In His Own Right Book Excerpt:

Robert Kennedy's role in American politics during the 1960s was pivotal yet has defied attempts to define it. He was a junior senator from New York, but he was also much more. The public perceived him as possessing the intangible qualities of his brother, the slain president. From 1965 to 1968 Kennedy struggled to find his own voice in national affairs. In His Own Right examines this crucial period of Robert Kennedy's political career, combining the best of political biography with a gripping social history of the social movements of the 1960s. How did Kennedy make the transformation from cold warrior to grassroots activist, from being a political operator known for ruthlessness toward his opponents to becoming, by 1968, a "tribune of the underclass"? Based on never before seen documents, this intimate portrait of one of the most respected politicians never elected president describes Robert Kennedy's relationship with such well-known activists and political players as Benjamin Spock, Eugene McCarthy, Allard Lowenstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez, as well as the ordinary men and women who influenced Kennedy's views as he came to stand in the public arena and in the national consciousness as a man and a leader in his own right.

Blood Relics

Blood Relics
Author: J. Robert Kennedy
Publsiher: J. Robert Kennedy
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Relics Book Excerpt:

FROM USA TODAY AND BARNES & NOBLE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY A DYING MAN. A DESPERATE SON. ONLY A MIRACLE CAN SAVE THEM BOTH. As Jesus Christ suffers an agonizing death, a blind Roman soldier named Longinus is miraculously healed after lancing the crucified body, yet though the miracle restores his eyesight, it marks a new beginning to his troubles as he and his friends flee the authorities determined to suppress any word of what truly happened during those fateful events. Two thousand years later Professor Laura Palmer is shot and kidnapped in front of her husband, archeology Professor James Acton, as they try to prevent the theft of the world’s Blood Relics, ancient artifacts thought to contain the blood of Christ, a madman determined to possess them all at any cost. Acton’s desperate pleas for help spur his friends to action, Interpol Agent Hugh Reading, the CIA’s Dylan Kane and Chris Leroux, and the Delta Force’s Bravo Team, all answering the call to help save the woman he loves and the most precious relics the world has ever known. From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes his twenty-first novel, Blood Relics, a heart pounding thrill ride filled with non-stop action, humor, heartache and intrigue where he once again takes a well-known event in history and expertly weaves it into today’s headlines. Available James Acton Thrillers: The Protocol, Brass Monkey, Broken Dove, The Templar's Relic, Flags of Sin, The Arab Fall, The Circle of Eight, The Venice Code, Pompeii's Ghosts, Amazon Burning, The Riddle, Blood Relics

Lost Futures

Lost Futures
Author: Stan Grossfeld
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Futures Book Excerpt:

Depict the plight of children around the world, including victims of war, disease, and abuse.

United States Vietnam Relations 1945 1967

United States Vietnam Relations  1945 1967
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1432
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

Restalrig or the Forfeiture By the author of St Johnstoun or John Earl of Gourie Eliza Logan

Restalrig  or  the Forfeiture  By the author of    St  Johnstoun  or  John  Earl of Gourie     Eliza Logan
Author: Eliza Logan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1829
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restalrig or the Forfeiture By the author of St Johnstoun or John Earl of Gourie Eliza Logan Book Excerpt:

Restalrig Or The Forfeiture

Restalrig  Or  The Forfeiture
Author: Eliza Logan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1829
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catherine Coulter The Magic Trilogy

Catherine Coulter  The Magic Trilogy
Author: Catherine Coulter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1248
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 1101644508
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catherine Coulter The Magic Trilogy Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Valcourt Heiress works her unique magic again—in three novels of unforgettable historical romance set in the Regency era. Midsummer Magic Calypso Magic Moonspun Magic

Midsummer Magic

Midsummer Magic
Author: Catherine Coulter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN: 1101497610
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midsummer Magic Book Excerpt:

First in the Magic Trilogy. A clever, beautiful woman disguises herself as a mousy Scottish lass to keep the notoriously rakish Earl of Rothermere from marrying her, only to find she was chosen for that very reason. After the earl discards her, she sheds her dowdy facade to become London society's brightest star—rousing the ire and igniting the passions of her faithless husband.

Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve

Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve
Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bombshell

Bombshell
Author: Mike Rothmiller,Douglas Thompson
Publsiher: Ad Lib Publishers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-10
ISBN: 9781913543624
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bombshell Book Excerpt:

Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Murdered Marilyn Monroe tells the essential truth of the death of Marilyn Monroe at the hand of Robert Kennedy, Attorney General of the United States. Drawing on unseen police files, Marilyn Monroe's private diary, and first-hand testimony, this book proves that Robert Kennedy was directly responsible for her death. It details Marilyn Monroe's tumultuous personal involvement with him and his brother, President John Kennedy. The new evidence and testimony is provided by Mike Rothmiller who, as an agent of the Organized Crime Intelligence Division (OCID) of the LAPD, had direct personal access to hundreds of secret files on exactly what happened at Marilyn Monroe's Californian home on August 5, 1962. With his training and specialist knowledge, Rothmiller used that unseen information to get to the heart of the matter, to the people who were there the night Marilyn Monroe died--two of whom played major roles in the cover-up--and the wider conspiracy to protect the Kennedys at all costs. There will be those with doubts, but to them, the lawman--who has advised the White House, the Pentagon, and international crime agencies--says the printed, forensic, and oral evidence are totally convincing. He insists: "If I presented my evidence in any court of law, I'd get a conviction." Includes eight pages of black and white photographs.

Regulating to Disaster

Regulating to Disaster
Author: Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN: 1594036179
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating to Disaster Book Excerpt:

What is a “green job” anyway? Few can adequately define one. Even the government isn’t sure, you will learn in these pages. Still, President Obama and environmentalist coalitions such as the BlueGreen Alliance claim the creation of green jobs can save America’s economy, and are worth taxpayers’ investment. But in Regulating to Disaster, Diana Furchtgott-Roth debunks that myth. Instead, energy prices rise dramatically and America’s economic growth and employment rate suffer — in some states much more than others — when government invests in nonviable ventures such as the bankrupted Solyndra, which the Obama Administration propped up far too long. Electric cars, solar energy, wind farms, biofuels: President Obama’s insistence on these dubious pursuits ultimately hamstrings American businesses not deemed green enough, and squeezes struggling households with regulations. Adding insult to injury: the technology subsidies Americans pay for solar panels, wind turbines, and electric batteries really help create manufacturing jobs in China and South Korea. Green jobs are the most recent reappearance of a perennial bad idea — government regulation of certain industries, designed to anoint winners and losers in the marketplace. Regulating to Disaster reveals the powerful nexus of union leaders, environmentalists, and lobbyists who dreamed up these hoaxes, and benefit politically and financially from green jobs policies. Unfortunately, there are more Solyndras on the horizon, and our economy is in no shape to absorb them.

Federal Register

Federal Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Delegated legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve

Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve Book Excerpt: