Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope: Kerry Kennedy in Conversation with Heads of State, Business Leaders, Influencers, and Activists about Her Father's Impact on Their Lives

By Kerry Kennedy
Foreword written and read by Thurston Clarke
Read by Rory Kennedy , Kerry Kennedy , Peter Gallagher , and Catherine Keener

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478918233

  • ISBN: 9781549198366

Runtime: 9.76 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, shares personal remembrances of her father and through conversations with politicians, media personalities, celebrities and leaders, explores the influence that he continues to have on the issues at the heart of America’s identity.

Robert F. Kennedy staunchly advocated for civil rights, education, justice, and peace; his message transcended race, class, and creed, resonating deeply within and across America. He was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency and was expected to run against Republican Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election, following in the footsteps of his late brother John. After winning the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot, and he died the following day. He was forty-two.

Fifty years later, Robert Kennedy’s passions and concerns and the issues he championed are-for better and worse-still so relevant. This book explores Kennedy’s influence on issues at the heart of America’s identity today, including moral courage, economic and social justice, the role of government, international relations, youth, violence, and support for minority groups, among other salient topics.

This book captures the legacy of former senator and US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy through commentary from his daughter, as well as interviews with dozens of prominent national and international figures who have been inspired by him. They include Barack Obama, John Lewis, Marian Wright Edelman, Alfre Woodard, Harry Belafonte, Bono, George Clooney, Gloria Steinem, and more. They share personal accounts and stories of how Kennedy’s words, life, and values have influenced their lives, choices, and actions. Through these interviews, Kerry Kennedy aims to enlighten people anew about her father’s legacy and bring to life RFK’s values and passions, using as milestones the end of his last campaign and a life that was cut off much too soon.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Multiple narrators discuss Robert F. Kennedy’s lasting influence fifty years after his 1968 assassination. Daughter and author Kerry Kennedy narrates her portion of interviews with political, media, and business leaders and celebrities…Peter Gallagher gives some character traits to the men whose words he is narrating…This is an interesting collection of interviews between RFK’s daughter and influential personalities.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. For more than thirty years, Ms. Kennedy has devoted herself to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. She has worked on a range of issues, including children’s rights, child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, and the environment. Ms. Kennedy is the mother of three daughters, Cara, Mariah, and Michaela.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English