Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope: Kerry Kennedy in Conversation with Heads of State, Business Leaders, Influencers, and Activists about Her Father's Impact on Their Lives

Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope: Kerry Kennedy in Conversation with Heads of State, Business Leaders, Influencers, and Activists about Her Father's Impact on Their Lives



Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, shares personal remembrances of her father and through interviews with politicians, media personalities, celebrities and leaders, explores the influence that he continues to have on the issues at the heart of America's identity. Robert Kennedy championed the disenfranchised from Watts to the Mississippi Delta. He battled corrupt union bosses and protected Alabama Freedom Riders. He embraced Cesar Chavez and opposed the Vietnam War. He fought racism, lauded courage and called for peace. He soothed those who suffered, and he suffered himself. He announced his 1968 bid for the presidency saying "I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I'm obliged to do all that I can. I run to seek new policies - policies to end the bloodshed in Vietnam and in our cities, policies to close the gaps that now exist between black and white, between rich and poor, between young and old, in this country and around the rest of the world. I run for the presidency because I want the Democratic Party and the United States of America to stand for hope instead of despair, for reconciliation of men instead of the growing risk of world war. I run because it is now unmistakably clear that we can change these disastrous, divisive policies only by changing the men who are now making them."

Merging undaunted courage and emotional honesty in the quest for social, economic and racial justice, the hope of youth, the mindless menace of violence, the struggle in cities and the challenges faced by rural America, Robert Kennedy remains a hero and inspiration to individuals on the entire range of the political spectrum.
To honor her father on the 50th anniversary of his death, Kerry Kennedy has turned to others to share how he influenced their lives, from politics: Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Lewis, Barack Obama; from business: Apple CEO Tim Cook, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz; from entertainment: Tony Bennett, Alfre Woodard, Martin Sheen, and Shirley McClaine; from Journalism: Chris Matthews, Soledad O'Brien, Joe Scarborough; as well as American labor leader Dolores Huerta, feminist Gloria Steinem, and many other well-known personalities.

Title:Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope: Kerry Kennedy in Conversation with Heads of State, Business Leaders, Influencers, and Activists about Her Father's Impact on Their Lives
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781478918240
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About Kerry Kennedy

Mary Kerry Kennedy is an American human rights activist and writer. She is the seventh child and third daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel. She is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a nonprofit charitable human rights advocacy organization.


    Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope: Kerry Kennedy in Conversation with Heads of State, Business Leaders, Influencers, and Activists about Her Father's Impact on Their Lives Reviews

  • Donna Hines

    "He knew that no lie can live forever."Superb! Inviting! Riveting! Such a wonderful reflection of love and a tribute to a legacy that will live on for eternity.What will you make of your dash? How wil...

  • Nicole

    How I wish that today's world had more of the optimism that Bobby Kennedy possessed...This book should be required reading in all high schools. Young people need to know who Robert F. Kennedy was as a...

  • Vanessa Holloway

    A great read. It’s amazing how many people RFK inspired through his work with civil rights, education, justice and peace. This is not a biography. It’s a collection of interviews with actors, actr...

  • WM D.

    Robert Kennedy. Ripples of hope by Kerry Kennedy is a great read. This book should be on everyone"s summer reading list....

  • Barbara White

    This book is truly amazing. I learned much about a man whose life was so short. Students of history would enjoy this read. I couldn't put it down.Thanks to Goodreads First Reads for a copy of this boo...

  • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read

    What a great book!!! Such a tribute to Robert Kennedy by his daughter. I really enjoyed this book and highly recoomend it to anyone interested in this great man. Very inspriing. Thanks to NetGalley, t...

  • Frank Murtaugh

    Inspiring tribute to a man whose ideas and beliefs are as poignant (and demanding of our attention) today as they were a half-century ago. A life can be cut short. A movement cannot....

  • Nancy

    This book is greatly needed at this time in our country. I am grateful for the life of this man and the ripples that are his legacy....