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Politics
Author: Jules Witcover
ISBN: 0688078591
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Pages 365 pages
Publisher William Morrow & Co (May 1, 1988)
Language English
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.1
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by Jules Witcover


85 Days is veteran Washington journalist Jules Witcover’s masterpiece of political reportage. It is also a very informative analysis of the social turmoil and the Democratic political landscape during that election.

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I'm a big fan of Bobby Kennedy. I've also been looking for more political campaign books after reading Game Change earlier this year so 85 Days, by Jules Witcover, looked perfect. This is clearly a superior narrative and analysis than Game Change, which seems shallow now. I really enjoyed how Witcover communicated the relevance of Kennedy's campaign to the time and people. It was also exciting to be privy to Kennedy's private thoughts, concerns and plans that don't really get publicized in the mainstream media

85 Days is veteran Washington journalist Jules Witcover's masterpiece of political reportage.

85 Days is veteran Washington journalist Jules Witcover's masterpiece of political reportage.

The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired . From the Back Cover 85 Days is veteran Washington journalist Jules Witcover’s masterpiece o. .

Ships from and sold by Virginia Bookmen. 85 Days is veteran Washington journalist Jules Witcover’s masterpiece of political reportage. It brilliantly captures a lost moment in time when the politics of conviction seemed to converge with America’s youth movement in opposition to the Vietnam War. At its center was the charismatic Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the slain President John F. Kennedy.

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Witcover, Ronald Reagan and Jack Germond in Oval Office in 1981. Jules Joseph Witcover. 1927-07-16) July 16, 1927 (age 92). Union City, New Jersey, .

The Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign began on March 16, 1968, when Robert Francis Kennedy (. RFK, Bobby), a United States Senator from New York who had won a Senate seat in 1964, entered an unlikely primary election as a challenger to incumbent Democratic United States President Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ).

Chronicles the primary campaign and offers a study of both the man involved and the American political system at work
Ferne
Excellent account of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. Sirhan-Sirhan got off eight shots even with Rosy Greer on top of him! A great read.
Drelahuginn
for a used book, that is important to me, I am happy with quality.
Tygokasa
brilliant . robert kennedy . the last of the great believe--ables .
Aiata
Great account of an era and campaign. Super onsite to RFK and his team. Those running today just might end up mirroring 1968. Interesting read. Thanks for offering.
Cointrius
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Garr
Super awesome book, writer! Love it!
Nirad
Great book!
As previous reviewers have correctly stated, this is still the best book on the Presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy. Written immediately after the fact, it captures the zeitgeist as only a document from the heart of an event can -- yet at the same time, it achieves a genuinely historical perspective, assessing that unbelievable time before the mythologizing set in, as it had to & did. I was between 9th & 10th grade that summer, eagerly following RFK's campaign & filled with the same hopes so many others had -- that he might end the horror of the war in Vietnam, that he might actually address the terrible racial inequities & injustices tearing the country apart, that he might somehow make the nation whole. That's a monstrous burden for anyone to have to carry, but RFK did it with considerable grace. If he had lived & had been elected, no doubt there would have been political compromises -- there always are -- but I still feel the country would have gone in a better direction.

Of course, it wasn't to be. Witcover's final chapters dealing with RFK's death & the period of national mourning that followed are heartbreakingly accurate & powerful, capturing the shattered feeling so many of us had at that awful time. For those not even born then, this is the book you need to understand not just what happened, but how it affected the national soul -- not only in grief or loss, either, as many people felt no such emotions at RFK's death, but essentially rejoiced at the elimination of someone they considered an enemy, just as they had a couple of months earlier, when Martin Luther King was murdered. It still seems impossible that so much happened in such a short period of time ...

Most highly recommended!