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With rich detail, compelling honesty, and a storyteller’s gift, RFK Jr. describes growing up Kennedy in a tumultuous time in history that eerily echoes the issues of nuclear confrontation, religion, race, and inequality that we confront today.

This powerful book combines the best aspects of memoir and political history. The third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on a journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation.

These words come vividly to life with intimate stories of RFK Jr.’s own experiences, not just with historical events and the movers who shaped them, but also with his mother and father, his own struggles with addiction, and the ways he eventually made peace with both his Kennedy legacy and his own demons. The result is a book that is remarkably stirring and relevant, providing both insight and hope for all Americans at a time when they are needed like never before.

©2018 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Honest, personal and about time

Great to hear such an open honest account of an amazing family life and upbringing. Some important records set straight in this story. Definitely worth the read.

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  • Majorg38
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  • 05-22-18

More than interesting vignettes.

Great narration. I am glad to have the Kennedy story told by a Kennedy. Well done.

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Great book! A must have.

Great book well written about a family and the important part they played in American history.
How they ban together in times of trouble and the loss of a father and Uncle that would forever change their life.
Honestly written about the trials and tribulations this historical family had to go through. How his fathers love of nature and animals would forever shape Robert Kennedy Jr and his future. Love this book.