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Bobby Kennedy - The Making of a Liberal Icon

Larry Tye

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy's enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. To capture the full arc of his subject's life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, and fifty-eight boxes of papers that had been under lock and key for the past forty years. He conducted hundreds of interviews with RFK intimates-including Bobby's widow, Ethel, his sister Jean, and his aide John Siegenthaler-many of whom have never spoken to another biographer. Tye's determination to sift through the tangle of often contradictory opinions means that Bobby Kennedy will stand as the definitive one-volume biography of a man much beloved, but just as often misunderstood. Bobby Kennedy's transformation from cold warrior to fiery liberal is a profoundly moving personal story that also offers a lens onto two of the most chaotic and confounding decades of twentieth-century American history. The first half of RFK's career underlines what the country was like in the era of Eisenhower, while his last years as a champion of the underclass reflect the seismic shifts wrought by the 1960s. Nurtured on the rightist orthodoxies of his dynasty-building father, Bobby Kennedy began his public life as counsel to the red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy. He ended it with a noble campaign to unite working-class whites with poor blacks and Latinos in an electoral coalition that seemed poised to redraw the face of presidential politics. Along the w

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy's enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. To capture the full arc of his subject's life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, and fifty-eight boxes of papers that had been under lock and key for the past forty years. He conducted hundreds of interviews with RFK intimates-including Bobby's widow, Ethel, his sister Jean, and his aide John Siegenthaler-many of whom have never spoken to another biographer. Tye's determination to sift through the tangle of often contradictory opinions means that Bobby Kennedy will stand as the definitive one-volume biography of a man much beloved, but just as often misunderstood. Bobby Kennedy's transformation from cold warrior to fiery liberal is a profoundly moving personal story that also offers a lens onto two of the most chaotic and confounding decades of twentieth-century American history. The first half of RFK's career underlines what the country was like in the era of Eisenhower, while his last years as a champion of the underclass reflect the seismic shifts wrought by the 1960s. Nurtured on the rightist orthodoxies of his dynasty-building father, Bobby Kennedy began his public life as counsel to the red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy. He ended it with a noble campaign to unite working-class whites with poor blacks and Latinos in an electoral coalition that seemed poised to redraw the face of presidential politics. Along the w
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy's enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. To capture the full arc of his subject's life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, and fifty-eight boxes of papers that had been under lock and key for the past forty years. He conducted hundreds of interviews with RFK intimates-including Bobby's widow, Ethel, his sister Jean, and his aide John Siegenthaler-many of whom have never spoken to another biographer. Tye's determination to sift through the tangle of often contradictory opinions means that Bobby Kennedy will stand as the definitive one-volume biography of a man much beloved, but just as often misunderstood. Bobby Kennedy's transformation from cold warrior to fiery liberal is a profoundly moving personal story that also offers a lens onto two of the most chaotic and confounding decades of twentieth-century American history. The first half of RFK's career underlines what the country was like in the era of Eisenhower, while his last years as a champion of the underclass reflect the seismic shifts wrought by the 1960s. Nurtured on the rightist orthodoxies of his dynasty-building father, Bobby Kennedy began his public life as counsel to the red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy. He ended it with a noble campaign to unite working-class whites with poor blacks and Latinos in an electoral coalition that seemed poised to redraw the face of presidential politics. Along the w

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

19h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:53


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:43


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:43


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:34


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:29


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:13


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:54


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:04


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

09:02


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:30


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:22


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:34


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:58


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:15


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

09:17


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:11


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:12


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:40


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:22


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:44


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:26


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:52


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

09:16


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:35


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

09:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:30


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:23


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:08


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:31


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:54


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:46


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:13


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:31


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:50


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:44


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:43


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:12


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:59


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:07


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:48


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

09:04


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:22


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:19


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:48


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:49


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:07


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:06


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:21


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:39


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:26


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:06


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:01


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:09


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:29


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

09:33


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

09:14


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:50


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:47


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:47


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

00:31