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"This book is a must-read for anyone interested in presidential politics." ―Indiana Magazine of History
"Boomhower offers a compelling look at a brief few weeks in 1968 when Hoosiers found themselves at the center of a dynamic struggle over a Presidential nomination and the future direction of our nation. Along the way, he gives readers insight into the tensions, tragedy and emotions of a singular moment―Senator Robert Kennedy's remarks in Indianapolis just hours after Dr. Martin Luther King had been shot―and provides a deeper understanding of one of the more significant events in our nation's long, contentious civil rights journey." ―Evan Bayh, former U.S. Senator
"Well-written and handsomely packaged in the style of Kennedy's campaign flyers, Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary will likely stand as the definitive historical account of that contest.... this book is a solid scholarly contribution to the continued debate over the significance of Kennedy's presidential candidacy..." ―Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Winter 2008
"You do not have to be from Indiana to read this book. Insights on politics and electioneering in the United States abound." ―William Doherty, H-Net Reviews
"Boomhower's account of the 1968 Indiana primary is a highly readable monograph that contextualizes the campaign quite well.... The book is a valuable contribution to RFK scholarship and sheds new light on the inner workings of one of Kennedy's most important political endeavors." ―Presidential Studies Quarterly
"A first-rate book: well-researched, balanced, weaving a compelling narrative of an inspiring American and an idealistic time." ―Lee H. Hamilton, former U.S. Representative and author of How Congress Works and Why You Should Care
"Boomhower's book provides a good account of the Indiana primary, an account that is at its best as history. It makes very good use of archival materials, blending primary and secondary sources into a compelling narrative. The narrative itself is rich with detail and deepens our understanding of several key aspects of the campaign." ―Rhetoric and Public Affairs
"A first-rate book: well-researched, balanced, weaving a compelling narrative of an inspiring American and an idealistic time." --Lee H. Hamilton, former U.S. Representative and author of How Congress Works and Why You Should Care
This book is a first-rate addition to the few great ones out there.
Boomhower has written an excellent book, one I would recommend to anyone interested in political history and the intricacies of each state's Primary election.
On April 4, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. came to Indiana to campaign for the Indiana Democratic presidential primary.
I remember the RFK campaign well. I was a Sophomore in High School and it was the first national campaign that I followed closely. Read morePublished 20 months ago by 70Bill
Fabulous book....Bobby Kennedy began his Presidential campaign on a wing and a prayer...he is evolving as a candidate as his Indiana campaign evolves from basically nothing. Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by Mickey Mantle
Such a great read I was saddened that all the primaries that year haven't gotten their own books.. Puts you right there in the middle of the good fight albeit for too short a... Read morePublished on August 13, 2009 by Gene