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The Whole World Was Watching: an Oral History of 1968
This Brown University Web site focuses on the major events of 1968. Rhode Island high school students interviewed over 30 people to capture their recollections of a turbulent era. The site also offers secondary reference materials.

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
The Web site of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, a non-profit organization that works to further humanitarian goals, includes a biography, speeches and photographs from Robert Kennedy's life.

American Experience: The Kennedys
Plunge into Robert Kennedy's family history on this American Experience Web site, which profiles his parents, presents an interactive family tree, and more.

American Experience: The Presidents: John F. Kennedy
Another American Experience Web site presents a biography of America's thirty-fifth president, including speeches, interview excerpts, and an online poll.

U.S. Senate Archives: McCarthy Hearings, 1953-1954

In 2003, the U.S. Senate released the full transcripts to the Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations. The Senate Archives site presents the transcripts to the McCarthy Hearings as PDF files, with a preface and introduction written in 2003.

The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia: August 1968
The University of Michigan Library presents this exhibit exploring the Soviet crackdown following the Prague Spring reform movement of 1968. The exhibit includes political cartoons, Soviet propaganda, newspapers, and other source materials.

The John F. Kennedy Library
The web site of the Kennedy presidential library presents some of the vast numbers of photographs, texts, and audio files from their collection. Especially noteworthy are the transcribed and recorded speeches and press conferences of three Kennedy brothers -- John, Robert, and Ted.

Web Sites | Books

Bureau of National Affairs. McClellan Committee Hearings -- 1957. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of National Affairs. Inc., 1957.

Dooley, Brian. Robert Kennedy: The Final Years. New York: St. Martin's, 1996.

Edelman, Peter B. Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001.

Fusco, Paul. RFK Funeral Train. New York: Umbrage Editions, 2000.

Guthman, Edwin O., and C. Richard Allen, editors. RFK: Collected Speeches. New York: Viking Penguin; 1993.

Halberstam, David. The Unfinished Odyssey of Robert Kennedy. New York: Random House, 1968.

Hilty, James W. Robert Kennedy: Brother Protector. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.

Kennedy, Robert F. Robert Kennedy in His Own Words: The Unpublished Recollections of the Kennedy Years. Ed. Edwin O. Guthman and Jeffrey Shulman. Toronto; New York: Bantam Books, 1988.

----. The Enemy Within. New York: Harper, 1960.

----. Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999, 1971.

Larner, Jeremy. Nobody Knows: Reflections on the McCarthy Campaign of 1968. New York: Macmillan, 1970.

Lasky, Victor. Robert F. Kennedy: The Myth and the Man. New York: Trident Press, 1968.

Navasky, Victor, S.. Kennedy Justice. New York: Atheneum, 1971.

Newfield, Jack. Robert Kennedy: A Memoir. New York: New American Library, 1969.

Palermo, Joseph A. In His Own Right, the Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

Schlesinger, Arthur. Robert Kennedy and His Times. vol. 1 and 2. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1978.

Shesol, Jeff. Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the Feud that Defined a Decade. New York: Norton, 1997.

Steel, Ronald. In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Stein, Jean. American Journey: The Times of Robert Kennedy. Interviews. Ed. George Plimpton, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.

Thomas, Evan. Robert Kennedy: His Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Vanden Heuvel, William J. On His Own: Robert F. Kennedy, 1964-1968. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1970.

Whitcover, Jules. 85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy. New York: Quill, 1969.

Wills, Gary. The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power. Boston: Little, Brown, 1982.

Wofford, Harris. Of Kennedys and Kings: Making Sense of the Sixties. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980.

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