By now, anyone who reads this blog regularly should know my husband's political views. Jim recommends The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke. He said it's a nostalgic look at the last 82 days of Bobby Kennedy's life and his campaign for the presidential nomination. His caring for the poor, disadvantaged and minorities in America comes across strongly in this book. It's also a good portrait of the ruthless Bobby, and the change into the caring Bobby.
Jim said, John Greenleaf Whittier sums it up perfectly in his poem, "Maud Muller".
"Who vainly the dreams of youth recall;
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke. Henry Holt and Company, ©2008. ISBN 9780805077926 (hardcover), 336p.
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