The Promise and the Dream, Hardback Book

The Promise and the Dream Hardback


Fifty years after the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F.

Kennedy, acclaimed journalist David Margolick reveals the untold story of the complex relationship between the two remarkable men.

With the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F.

Kennedy, which took place only 62 days apart in 1968, the United States was changed forever.

The deaths of these two great American heroes was a turning point in the social history of our country, embodying the nation's inner turmoil and serving as a sinister embodiment of race relations at the time.

Fifty years later, how far have we come? In this riveting narrative, journalist David Margolick examines the complex relationship between MLK and RFK and provides a living history of this turbulent time, documented with richly drawn interviews from the people who experienced it firsthand.

Filled with untold stories from close intimates and revealing photos by the foremost photojournalists of the period, this book provides a compelling look at a tumultuous moment in our country's history, bringing the past vibrantly to life to shine a light on the unique cultural crossroads of the modern age. * TIMELY, RELEVANT SUBJECT: Timed to the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of MLK, Jr. and RFK, this book will fit with the media coverage planned for the spring and summer of 2018. And the current political and racial environment will make it a hot topic for those interested in current events, history, and politics. * UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS: Members of the Kennedy family are assisting the author with personal interviews, access to oral history and previously unpublished documents from Robert Kennedy archives as a source for this book. * STAR CONTRIBUTORS: Kennedy expert Stephen Kennedy Smith has signed to write the book's afterword, with more high profile contributors to come. * ROBUST CROSS-PLATFORM EFFORT: NGM will plan a feature story tied to the release of the book, as well as online coverage across digital platforms. * THE PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT: Beautifully packaged by Schiller's company (which has produced many books for celebrated illustrated publisher Taschen) this elegant book will be filled with vivid photographs and compelling interviews from the major players of the era: perfect for both bedside reading and coffee tables.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781426219405



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