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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family (English Edition) Kindle-editie
With rich detail, compelling honesty, and a storyteller’s gift, RFK Jr. describes his life growing up Kennedy in a tumultuous time in history that eerily echoes the issues of nuclear confrontation, religion, race, and inequality that we confront today.
“With emotion and striking detail, RFK Jr. recalls both the private joys and very public pain of his childhood.”— Independent Catholic News
In this powerful book that combines the best aspects of memoir and political history, the third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on an intimate journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation. Stories of his grandparents Joseph and Rose set the stage for their nine remarkable children, among them three U.S. senators—Teddy, Bobby, and Jack—one of whom went on to become attorney general, and the other, the president of the United States.
We meet Allen Dulles and J. Edgar Hoover, two men whose agencies posed the principal threats to American democracy and values. We live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, when insubordinate spies and belligerent generals in the Pentagon and Moscow brought the world to the cliff edge of nuclear war. At Hickory Hill in Virginia, where RFK Jr. grew up, we encounter the celebrities who gathered at the second most famous address in Washington, members of what would later become known as America’s Camelot. Through his father’s role as attorney general we get an insider’s look as growing tensions over civil rights led to pitched battles in the streets and 16,000 federal troops were called in to enforce desegregation at Ole Miss. We see growing pressure to fight wars in Southeast Asia to stop communism. We relive the assassination of JFK, RFK’s run for the presidency that was cut short by his own death, and the aftermath of those murders on the Kennedy family.
RFK Jr. also shares his own experiences, not just with historical events and the movers who shaped them but also with his mother and father, with his own struggles with addiction, and with the ways he eventually made peace with both his Kennedy legacy and his own demons. A lyrically written book that provides insight, hope, and steady wisdom for Americans as they wrestle, as never before, with questions about America’s role in history and the world and what it means to be American.
Over de auteur
Robert F Kennedy, Jr., an environmental attorney and activist, is the president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is the author of numerous books, including Crimes Against Nature and The Riverkeepers. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications.--Deze tekst verwijst naar een alternatieve kindle_edition editie.
"With emotion and striking detail, RFK Jr. recalls both the private joys and very public pain of his childhood."--Independent Catholic News --Deze tekst verwijst naar een alternatieve kindle_edition editie.
- ASIN : B01JYVJS08
- Uitgever : Harper; Reprint editie (15 mei 2018)
- Taal : Engels
- Bestandsgrootte : 21721 KB
- Tekst-naar-spraak : Ingeschakeld
- Schermlezer : Ondersteund
- Verbeterd lettertype : Ingeschakeld
- X-Ray : Ingeschakeld
- Word Wise : Ingeschakeld
- Printlengte : 440 pagina's
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Unfortunately intelligence services from whatever country have a tendency to treat democracy as just another psychological op...it’s not. There is also a tendency members of the intelligence services to lose their moral compass,using national interest as an excuse.
When the west can truely learn the lessons from Dallas, perhaps we can truely get the intelligence services we need and deserve. This story is a step in that direction.
Kennedy's writing is workmanlike, nothing flashy, and puts in a lot of poignant anecdotes. Well done.
The world became a much sadder place without them.