Dangerous Friendship

Dangerous Friendship

With stunning revelations, this book exposes both the general attitude of the U.S. government toward the privacy rights of American citizens during those difficult years as well as the extent to which King, Levison, and many other freedom ...

Author: Ben Kamin

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

ISBN: 1611861314

Category: History

Page: 268

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The product of long-concealed FBI surveillance documents, Dangerous Friendship chronicles a history of Martin Luther King Jr. that the government kept secret from the public for years. The book reveals the story of Stanley Levison, a well-known figure in the Communist Party–USA, who became one of King’s closest friends and, effectively, his most trusted adviser. Levison, a Jewish attorney and businessman, became King’s pro bono ghostwriter, accountant, fundraiser, and legal adviser. This friendship, however, created many complications for both men. Because of Levison’s former ties to the Communist Party, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover launched an obsessive campaign, wiretapping, tracking, and photographing Levison relentlessly. By association, King was labeled as “a Communist and subversive,” prompting then–attorney general Robert F. Kennedy to authorize secret surveillance of the civil rights leader. It was this effort that revealed King’s sexual philandering and furthered a breakdown of trust between King, Robert F. Kennedy, and eventually President John F. Kennedy. With stunning revelations, this book exposes both the general attitude of the U.S. government toward the privacy rights of American citizens during those difficult years as well as the extent to which King, Levison, and many other freedom workers were hounded by people at the very top of the U.S. security establishment.
Categories: History

The Blessing of Sorrow

The Blessing of Sorrow

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and the Kennedy Brothers (Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2014). 32
Harry Belafonte, My Song: A Memoir (New York: Knopf, 2011) p. 337. 33 Ben ...

Author: Ben Kamin

Publisher: Central Recovery Press

ISBN: 9781942094661

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Tackling one of life’s greatest mysteries, Rabbi Ben Kamin examines the diverse ways we mourn the death of a loved one. Drawn from his forty-plus years’ of counseling the bereaved, Kamin uses parables and stories to provide thoughtful insights on how to encounter and endure grief. He further stresses the importance of not deferring the process of grieving at the risk of harming our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Kennedy and King

Kennedy and King

Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes. Greenwich, CT: ... JFK Day by Day: A Chronicle of
the 1,036 Days of John F. Kennedy's Presidency. Philadelphia: ... Dangerous
Friendship: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Kennedy Brothers.

Author: Steven Levingston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316267403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick "Kennedy and King is an unqualified masterpiece of historical narrative.... A landmark achievement."---Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of Rosa Parks Kennedy and King traces the emergence of two of the twentieth century's greatest leaders, their powerful impact on each other 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

John F Kennedy

John F  Kennedy

Kamin, Ben. Dangerous Friendship: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and
the Kennedy Brothers. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2014.
Matusow, Allen J. The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the
1960s.

Author: Ian James Bickerton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538120569

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 336

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John F. Kennedy: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works cover all aspects of his life and work. Kennedy shaped the domestic and international direction of the nation for decades to come. He is remembered for the hope and encouragement he instilled in the struggle for civil rights, his support for the freedom riders and for equality for women.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy Johnson Era

Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy Johnson Era

Dangerous Friendship: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy
Brothers. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2014. Keppel, Francis. “
The Higher Education Acts Contrasted, 1965–1986: Has Federal Policy Come ...

Author: Richard Dean Burns

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442237926

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about John F. Kennedy.
Categories: Political Science

Chronicles

Chronicles

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