RFK by Robert F. Kennedy audiobook

RFK: His Words for Our Times

By  Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Edited and Introduced by Edwin O. Guthman  and  C. Richard Allen
Read by James Lurie , with  Jim Meskimen  as Robert F. Kennedy

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062834102
14.11 Hours Unabridged
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Earphones Award Winner In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Francis Kennedy’s death, an inspiring collection of his most famous speeches accompanied by commentary from notable historians and public figures. Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we get a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy’s views on civil rights, social justice, the war in Vietnam, foreign policy, the desirability of peace, the need to eliminate poverty, and the role of hope in American politics. Here, too, is evidence of the impact of those he knew and worked with, including his brother John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez, among others. The tightly curated collection also includes commentary about RFK’s legacy from major historians and public figures, among them Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Eric Garcetti, William Manchester, Anna Quindlen, Elie Wiesel, and Desmond Tutu. Assembled with the full cooperation of the Kennedy family, RFK: His Words for Our Times is a potent reminder of Robert Kennedy’s ability to imagine a greater America—a faith and vision we could use today.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Earphones Award Winner

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Francis Kennedy’s death, an inspiring collection of his most famous speeches accompanied by commentary from notable historians and public figures.

Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we get a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy’s views on civil rights, social justice, the war in Vietnam, foreign policy, the desirability of peace, the need to eliminate poverty, and the role of hope in American politics.

Here, too, is evidence of the impact of those he knew and worked with, including his brother John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez, among others. The tightly curated collection also includes commentary about RFK’s legacy from major historians and public figures, among them Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Eric Garcetti, William Manchester, Anna Quindlen, Elie Wiesel, and Desmond Tutu. Assembled with the full cooperation of the Kennedy family, RFK: His Words for Our Times is a potent reminder of Robert Kennedy’s ability to imagine a greater America—a faith and vision we could use today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“James Lurie narrates this collection of Kennedy’s speeches, augmented by commentary from other historians and public figures, published upon the fiftieth anniversary of his death. Jim Meskimen also narrates, channeling his inner Kennedy to leave listeners spellbound. Exciting in tone and informative in material, the audiobook presents ideas that still impact the nation today. Those with a passion for US political history will enjoy listening, thanks to the skills of both narrators. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“If you draw on RFK for material or inspiration, you’ll draw on RFK: His Words for Our Times. More than a thoughtful collection of Kennedy’s speeches, the book sets the context for each one. It’s hagiographic in spirit, but still reliable in scholarship…This book, therefore, should not be approached as a eulogy for a fallen statesman. Its contents might be better read, perhaps, as a blueprint for the future.” Vital Speeches of the Day
“Rich background information on policy and historical context introduces each chapter and frames each speech, which reveal Kennedy’s appeal to Democrats and Republicans, minorities and the middle class.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Author Bio: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the son of R. F. K. A political activist, he has spent his life fighting for the environment, spending more than thirty years as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for Riverkeeper, and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace University School of Law. A former assistant district attorney for New York City, he is the coauthor of The Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right.

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Author Bio: C. Richard Allen

Author Bio: C. Richard Allen

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Author Bio: Edwin O. Guthman

Author Bio: Edwin O. Guthman

Edwin O. Guthman (1919–2008) was a Pullitzer Prize–winning reporter and press secretary to Robert Kennedy. He served in North Africa and Italy during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. In 1950 he won the Pullitzer Prize for National Reporting while working for the Seattle Times.

In 1961, he became Attorney General Robert Kennedy’s press secretary. He continued to serve when Kennedy became a senator, drawing the ire of Richard Nixon.

Guthman finished his career as an editor for the Los Angeles Times, and as a professor and lecturer at University of Southern California and USC Annenberg School for Communication.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 14.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English