A review by librarianonparade
The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke


Bobby Kennedy is one of my personal and political heroes. I think if he had lived and been elected President, as I think he would have, he had the potential to be a truly great President, one who really cared about the poor man, the black man, the Native Americans on the reservation. He believed in reconciliation and redemption, in accepting collective guilt and collective responsibility. I think America would have been a better place for a Bobby Kennedy Presidency, I really do. And it's the ultimate tragedy that he never got that chance - that whilst Jack had three years, Bobby was killed right after the moment of his greatest political triumph, when he won the California primary. This book is a real love-song to Bobby Kennedy, and reading it it's hard not to fall in love with him all over again, as so many did during his incredible campaign. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go away and cry now.