The Revolution of Robert Kennedy by John R. Bohrer
From Power to Protest After JFK

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A poignant sketch of a lost champion of social justice from an age when it could still be said that "politics is still the greatest and most honorable adventure."
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A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since.

On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother, had been shot. JFK would not survive.

In The Revolution of Robert Kennedy, journalist John R. Bohrer focuses in intimate and revealing detail on Bobby Kennedy's life during the three years following JFK's assassination. Torn between mourning the past and plotting his future, Bobby was placed in a sudden competition with his political enemy, Lyndon Johnson, for control of the Democratic Party. No longer the president's closest advisor, Bobby struggled to find his place within the Johnson administration, eventually deciding to leave his Cabinet post to run for the U.S. Senate, and establish an independent identity. Those overlooked years of change, from hardline Attorney General to champion of the common man, helped him develop the themes of his eventual presidential campaign.

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy follows him on the journey from memorializing his brother's legacy to defining his own. John R. Bohrer's rich, insightful portrait of Robert Kennedy is biography at its best--inviting readers into the mind and heart of one of America's great leaders.
 

About John R. Bohrer

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John R. Bohrer is a reporter, historian, and producer for MSNBC’s Morning Joe. His research has been cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and was ranked “Highbrow Brilliant” in New York magazine. His journalism has appeared in the Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Politico, BuzzFeed, and USA Today, among others. The Revolution of Robert Kennedy is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published June 6, 2017 by Bloomsbury Press. 373 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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A poignant sketch of a lost champion of social justice from an age when it could still be said that "politics is still the greatest and most honorable adventure."

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