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FEATURING LARRY TYE – Although this year’s election seems like the most chaotic and unpredictable one in recent memory, there have been times in the past when election campaigns elicited shock and upended tradition. Think back to 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy, known affectionately to most Americans as “Bobby Kennedy,” was assassinated while campaigning for a presidential nomination during a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Kennedy was beloved particularly by liberals for his strongly pro-civil rights and antiwar views. But some conservatives also count him as a hero because of his lesser known political origins when he started out working for the rabidly anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy.

A new biography of Bobby Kennedy attempts to present an nuanced view of the liberal icon.

EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA : Larry will be speaking at the following locations:

AUGUST 12, 12:15 p.m.: Talk at Sacramento Seminar, North Beach Restaurant, 1512 Stockton Street, San Francisco

AUGUST 12, 6 p.m.: Talk at California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco

AUGUST 14, 10:50 a.m.: Talk at St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Avenue, San Francisco

AUGUST 14, 3:30 p.m.: Talk at Oakland Public Library, 125 14th Street, Community Room

AUGUST 15, noon: Talk at Commonwealth Club, Gold/Small Room, 555 Post Street, San Francisco

AUGUST 15, 6 p.m.: Talk with Daniel Ellsberg at Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club, Valencia Gardens, 390 Valencia Street, San Francisco

AUGUST 16, noon: Talk at Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco

AUGUST 16, 6 p.m.: Talk in Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

AUGUST 17, 7 p.m.: Talk in Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th, Street, Los Angeles

AUGUST 18, 7 p.m.: Talk at Richard Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA

Find more of Larry’s writings and his book at

Larry Tye, award winning journalist at the Boston Globe, and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. His earlier books included the New York Times bestseller Satchel, as well as The Father of Spin, Home Lands, and Rising From the Rails. His new book is called Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.

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