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  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781576878989
  • Imprint: Powerhouse Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $59.99

R.F.K.

A Photographer's Journal


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As a friend, advisor, and attorney general to his brother, John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy stood at the heart of Washington politics. He is remembered today as a compassionate, articulate, and optimistic man—a friend to the poor, an avid civil rights advocate, a champion for peace. World-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson’s images capture unprecedented intimate family outings and outdoor adventures with friends alongside every moment of Kennedy’s brief but unforgettable presidential run, from his announcement of his candidacy on St. Patrick’s Day, 1968, and the fervor and excitement of his days on the campaign trail, all the way through his shocking assassination in
Los Angeles and the long, sweltering funeral procession to Arlington Cemetery. Here in elegant photographs are glimpses of the exhilarating successes and challenging setbacks of RFK’s campaign, the chaos of that fateful night in LA, and the mourning of hundreds of thousands after their hero was struck down.

Re-released in paperback format, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death, and supplemented with excerpts from his speeches and from Benson’s own journals, R.F.K.: A Photographer’s Journal is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man and the legacy he left behind.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781576878989
  • Imprint: Powerhouse Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $59.99

About the Author

Harry Benson

Aged 21, Harry was one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands war. Following two tours as a Royal Navy pilot, Harry moved to Asia in 1988 with his wife Kate to work in finance. He returned to the UK in 1997 took a 1st class degree in Psychology from Bristol University and started what has become Britain's most successful local relationship project, Bristol Community Family Trust, teaching practical relationship skills to thousands of couples.

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