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Book Title: Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy|
The author of the book: Robert F. Kennedy
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 714 KB
Edition: Broadway Books
Date of issue: May 4th 1999
ISBN 13: 9780767903714
Read full description of the books Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy:Hard to rate this one. I liked it a great deal. The photographs were five stars for sure. It was organized well enough.
I wish a bit more background was given in relation to some of the more famous quotes and speeches and thoughts of RFK -- quite a few of them I remember from watching the random Kennedy family documentary here and there on PBS, but the book didn't explain their surrounding circumstances with any detail.
Regardless, what a wonderful and idealistic man, RFK, and one who possessed the power to force that idealism into reality. He stood for civil rights. For the rights of the poor. For the underdog. The common man. The right to excel and accomplish, for all.
My favorite quotes: "to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world." -- RFK, speaking after the assassination of MLK.
-- "... when he shall die,
Take him out and cut him in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
and pay no worship to the garish sun." -- RFK, from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", speaking about JFK, after his death.
Read information about the authorRobert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, also called RFK, was the United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a US Senator from New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was one of US President John F. Kennedy's younger brothers, and also one of his most trusted advisors and worked closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also made a significant contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
After his brother's assassination in late 1963, Kennedy continued as Attorney General under President Johnson for nine months. He resigned in September 1964 and was elected to the United States Senate from New York that November. He broke with Johnson over the Vietnam War, among other issues.
After Eugene McCarthy nearly defeated Johnson in the New Hampshire Primary in early 1968, Kennedy announced his own campaign for president, seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party. Kennedy defeated McCarthy in the critical California primary but was shot shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, dying on June 6. On June 9, President Johnson declared an official day of national mourning in response to the public grief following Kennedy's death.
His son is Robert F. Kennedy Jr..
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