Suggested Readings

Anatol, Karl W., and John R. Bittner. “Kennedy on King: The Rhetoric of Control.” Today’s Speech 16 (1968): 31-34.

Boomhower, Ray E. Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008.

Clarke, Thurston. The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days that Inspired America. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

Cohen, Michael A. American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Cook, Roger. “‘To Tame the Savageness of Man’: Robert Kennedy’s Eulogy of Martin Luther King, Jr.” In Great Speeches for Criticism and Analysis, edited by Lloyd Rohler and Roger Cook, 4th ed. Greenwood, IN: The Educational Video Group, 2001.

David, Lester, and Irene David. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of Folk Hero. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1986.

Dooley, Brian. Robert Kennedy: The Final Years. New York: Saint Martin’s Press, 1996.

Halberstam, David. The Unfinished Odyssey of Robert Kennedy. New York: Random House, 1968.

Kennedy, Robert F. RFK: Collected Speeches, edited by Edwin O. Guthman and C. Richard Allen. New York: Viking Penguin, 1993.

—-. Robert Kennedy in His Own Words: The Unpublished Recollections of the Kennedy Years, edited by Edwin O. Guthman and Jeffrey Shulman. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.

—-. To Seek a Newer World. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967.

Lasky, Victor. Robert F. Kennedy: The Myth and the Man. New York: Trident Press, 1968.

Lewis, Godfrey Hodgson, and Bruce Page. An American Melodrama: The Presidential Campaign of 1968. New York: Viking Press, 1969.

Martin, Zachary J. The Mindless Menace of Violence: Robert F. Kennedy’s Vision and the Fierce Urgency of Now. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2009.

Miller, Daniel T. A Tragic Turn: Six Leaders and the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2008.

Murphy, John M. “‘A Time of Shame and Sorrow’: Robert F. Kennedy and the American Jeremiad.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 401-414.

Newfield, Jack. Robert Kennedy: A Memoir. New York: New American Library, 1969.

Palermo, Joseph A. In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

Schlesinger, Arthur. Robert Kennedy and His Times. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.

Shannon, William V. The Heir Apparent: Robert Kennedy and the Struggle for Power. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

Steel, Ronald. In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

Stein, Jean. American Journey: The Times of Robert Kennedy, edited by George Plimpton. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1970.

Thomas, Evan. Robert Kennedy: His Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

Tye, Larry. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. New York: Random House, 2016.

Vanden Heuvel, William J. On His Own: Robert F. Kennedy, 1964-1968. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970.

Witcover, Jules. 85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy. New York: Quill, 1969.

Wofford, Harris. Of Kennedys and Kings: Making Sense of the Sixties. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980.

Audio-Visual Materials

Bobby. Directed by Emilio Estevez. Santa Monica, CA: Genius, 2007. DVD.

Bob Kennedy, the Man Who Wanted to Change America. Directed by Patrick Jeudy. Paris, France: Point du Jour International, 2003. DVD and eVideo.

RFK. Directed by Robert Dornhelm. 2002. Thousand Oaks, CA: 20th Century Fox and Ventura, 2003. DVD.

RFK. American Experience Series. Directed by David Grubin. Hollywood, CA: WGBH Educational Foundation and Paramount, 2004. DVD.

RFK: His Many Sides. 2002. New York: A&E Home Video & New Video, 2005. DVD.

A Ripple of Hope. Directed by Donald Boggs. 2008. Anderson, IN: Covenant Productions, 2010. DVD.

Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir. Directed by Steven Manuel, Jack Newfield, and Charles C. Stuart. 1998. New York: Sony, 1998. VHS.

Robert F. Kennedy: In His Own Words. Soundworks JRCD 7037, 1995. Audio CD.

Robert F. Kennedy: “Legacy.” Soundsworks JRDVD 8011, 2008. DVD.

Robert Kennedy and His Times. Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. 1985. Culver City, CA: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2011. DVD.

Robert Kennedy Remembered. Directed by Charles Guggenheim. 1968. Washington D.C.: Guggenheim Productions, 2006. DVD.

The Sixties. Produced by Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman. 2014. Arlington, VA: CNN & PBS, 2015.

On-Line Resources

Kennedy King Memorial Initiative. Accessed July 2016.

Kennedy, Robert F. “Remarks to the Cleveland City Club, April 5, 1968.” The John F. Kennedy Library. Accessed July 2016.

Kennedy, Robert F. “Statement by Senator Robert F. Kennedy on the Death of the Reverend Martin Luther King April 4, 1968.” National Archives. Accessed July 2016.

“On the Mindless Menace of Violence.” Cleveland City Club. Accessed July 2016.

“Robert F. Kennedy’s Life & Vision.” Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Accessed July 2016.

“Robert F. Kennedy Gravesite.” Arlington National Cemetery. Accessed July 2016.

“Robert F. Kennedy Papers: Senate Papers: Speeches and Press Releases, 1965 – 1968.” National Archives. Accessed July 2016.

“Robert F. Kennedy Speeches.” The John F. Kennedy Library. Accessed July 2016.

“Shock Year: 1968.” PBS Interactive. Accessed July 2016.