Kennedy and King

  • by Steven Levingston
  • Narrated by Dan Woren
  • 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kennedy and King traces the emergence of two of the 20th century's greatest leaders and their powerful impact on each other as well as and on the shape of the civil rights battle between 1960 and 1963. These two men from starkly different worlds profoundly influenced each other's personal development. Kennedy's hesitation on civil rights spurred King to greater acts of courage, and King inspired Kennedy to finally make a moral commitment to equality. As America still grapples with the legacy of slavery and the persistence of discrimination, Kennedy and King is a vital, vivid contribution to the literature of the civil rights movement.


What the Critics Say

"Kennedy and King is an unqualified masterpiece of historical narrative.... A landmark achievement." (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times best-selling author of Rosa Parks )
"By reminding us of these great leaders and their accomplishments, this book will fuel your passion for the new work we still need to do in our society today." (Congressman John Lewis)


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Customer Reviews

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Voices Too Much

The reader Dan Woren does dramatic impersonations for King, Kennedy and other historical figures in the book which can get grating at times. Woren's impersonations of female voices were especially silly. The text could be repetitive. Number of times King was described as "the civil rights leader" was very high.
On the good side, the interactions between King and Kennedy were fascinating but not terribly numerous so a lot of background was required. As someone who has read a Kennedy bio there was new information to digest.
If you can stand the impersonations this is a good book for you. If not you should give it a pass.
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- drewdpeabody


An open and honest assessment of history. I have learned so much. Little nuggets sprinkled throughout I wish it was 10 hours longer.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio