Search Results: "Randall Kennedy"


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SELLOUT by Randall Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A timely and provocative read on power, politics and the racially charged landscape of the 2008 presidential election."
A scholarly yet accessible examination of racial loyalty and betrayal in the African-American community from a distinguished legal historian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2002

"A coolly delivered small-focus study."
A lively treatise on the most offensive word in the English language, from a renowned expert on civil rights and black legal history (Race, Crime, and the Law, 1997). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A carefully calculated, sober discussion of why race will continue to haunt American politics."
The bestselling author of Nigger (2002) explores the racial issues surrounding President Obama's election and administration. Read full book review >

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RACE, CRIME, AND THE LAW by Randall Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1997

"Whether his specific analyses are right or wrong, Kennedy's insistence on substituting thought for sloganeering is a refreshing anomaly in the bitter debate over the legal system's treatment of minorities. (Author tour)"
``The most salient feature of race relations in America at the end of the twentieth century is its complexity,'' writes Kennedy. Read full book review >

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FOR DISCRIMINATION by Randall Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A strong synthesis of legal precedents and historical narratives."
A noted legal scholar considers the always-contentious debate over affirmative action. Read full book review >

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THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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JACK KENNEDY by Chris Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Matthews' admiration and gratitude for JFK trump his disapprobation."
Hardball host Matthews (Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success, 2007, etc.) blends tributes and chastisement in this highly personal account of John F. Kennedy's career.Read full book review >

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JACK KENNEDY by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2006

"Thoroughly well written and constructed, with fresh views on the Kennedy presidency and the difficult path that led to Camelot."
In which JFK, proud son of Ireland, turns out to be a complete Anglophile. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT KENNEDY by Richard Reeves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1993

"Neither Camelot elegy nor scathing revisionism—but the kind of cool, dispassionate narrative that JFK himself might have appreciated."
Behind the scenes in the Kennedy Administration—in well- documented, unusually revealing depth. Read full book review >

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KICK KENNEDY by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Leaming doesn't present much new for Kennedy buffs, but the age of Downton Abbey offers fresh context for this story of American royalty and its more tradition-minded British counterpart."
A biography of the comparatively unheralded sister closest in age to John F. Kennedy strains to find something new to say about the Kennedy clan. Read full book review >

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BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration."
A former journalist at the Boston Globe returns with a comprehensive, thesis-driven account of the political career of Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A quick-fire, easy-to-read account of the Kennedy years, with some salacious details to spice it up."
O'Reilly and Dugard (Killing Lincoln, 2011) team up again with a comprehensive account of the John F. Kennedy administration and its untimely end. Read full book review >