An Interactive Biography of the Kennedys: John, Jackie, Robert, and Ted Kennedy (Enhanced Edition)

An Interactive Biography of the Kennedys: John, Jackie, Robert, and Ted Kennedy (Enhanced Edition)

by Editors Charles River
     
 

Includes over 40 minutes of video covering important events in the lives of the Kennedy family.
Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.
*Weaves the lives of all 4 into one entertaining and educational narrative


Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and

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Includes over 40 minutes of video covering important events in the lives of the Kennedy family.
Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.
*Weaves the lives of all 4 into one entertaining and educational narrative


Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and classrooms, but words can only say so much. In Charles River Editors’ Interactive Biography series, history comes to life in video and audio, allowing people to not only read history but truly experience it, through the eyes and ears of the people who were there.


In many ways, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his young family were the perfect embodiment of the ‘60s. The decade began with a sense of idealism, personified by the attractive Kennedy, his beautiful and fashionable wife Jackie, and his young children. Months into his presidency, Kennedy exhorted the country to reach for the stars, calling upon the nation to send a man to the Moon and back by the end of the decade. In 1961, Kennedy made it seem like anything was possible, and Americans were eager to believe him. The Kennedy years were fondly and famously labeled “Camelot,” suggesting an almost mythical quality about the young President and his family.


The famous label came from John’s fashionable and beautiful wife, Jackie, whose elegance and grace made her the most popular woman in the world. Her popularity threatened to eclipse even her husband’s, who famously quipped on one presidential trip to France that he was “the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris.”


Robert Francis Kennedy (1925–1968) is the quintessential middle brother among the Kennedys, eclipsed in life while working in his brother John’s administration, eclipsed in death both by his older brother’s assassination and his younger brother’s long, influential career in the Senate as a liberal lion. Today, unfortunately, Bobby is best remembered for his assassination, the way in which it helped perpetuate the “Kennedy Curse”, and the fact that his political promise, including potentially becoming president in 1968, was never fulfilled.


Ted may not have been the center of attention in the Kennedy family then or now, but he had the same charisma and skills of his older brothers, as well as the same controversial vices. And as fate would have it, Ted’s political legacy may have eclipsed them all. Although controversy ensured Ted would never be president, he spent nearly half a century in the U.S. Senate, forging a legacy that earned him the nickname “The Lion of the Senate”. Indeed, in the course of becoming the 4th longest serving Senator in American history, Ted became the patriarch of both the Kennedy family and the Democratic Party, as well as one of the most forceful and outspoken advocates of progressivism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625396105
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
02/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
385 MB
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