Matthew Algeo - All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

In the winter of 1967-’68, Robert F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator from New York and acting chair of a Senate subcommittee on poverty, traveled to Appalachia to assess the effectiveness of the War on Poverty—and to gauge the potential of white support for a possible run for the presidency. Finding the War a failure on nearly every front, and also witnessing a deep-seated resentment of establishment politicians, divisive politics, and racial strife, RFK decided to challenge Johnson for the nomination. Algeo, an award-winning journalist and author of books including Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure and The President Is a Sick Man, retraces the footsteps of the courageous young politician, visiting the places he saw and talking with the people he met.

 

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781641600590
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 3rd, 2020

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