"Barack and Joe"

ABC Radio National: Will Joe Biden be the next President of the United States?

Joe Biden has emerged as the Democratic nominee for the United States Presidential race in November. But he’s run twice before and both times been defeated soundly. Why did he win this time and how did he gain the support of African American voters? Listen to the conversation here. 

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Newsweek: Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Bromance Didn’t Start Off Well, New Book Reveals

The much-lauded “bromance” between former President Barack Obama and his second-in-command Joe Biden did not begin as an easy friendship, a new book about the pair has revealed, with Obama once reacting to a Biden speech by sending a note to his adviser saying: “Shoot. Me. Now.” Read more here. 

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Cheddar: The New Book Exploring The ‘Bromance’ Between Barack Obama And Joe Biden

Steve Levingston, author of ‘Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership’ talks the new book, and why the relationship between the former President and Vice President wasn’t always so strong. Watch the interview here.

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Washington Post: Can Biden rebrand himself as anything other than Obama’s wingman?

The candidate owes his political revival to the former president.

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Washington Post: Biden transformed the vice presidency. Whom can he pick to follow his lead?

He worked tirelessly to advance Obama’s agenda. He’ll want someone to do the same for him.

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Washington Post: The Poignant But Complicated Friendship of Joe Biden and Barack Obama

Biden is running for president partly based on their relationship. What was it really like?

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"Kennedy and King"

New York Times: How Martin Luther King Persuaded John Kennedy to Support the Civil Rights Cause

New York Times: How Martin Luther King Persuaded John Kennedy to Support the Civil Rights Cause

Early in this absorbing history, Steven Levingston tells the story of John F. Kennedy’s telephone call to one Coretta Scott King two weeks before the 1960 presidential election.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Men of the movement

Winnipeg Free Press: Men of the movement

John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were two men from dramatically different backgrounds, different experiences and different perspectives.

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TIME: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Phone Call That Changed History

TIME: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Phone Call That Changed History

Before dawn, on Wednesday, October 26, 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. was sleeping in a prison cell in DeKalb County, Georgia, when sheriff deputies aimed their flashlight beams into his face and barked at him to get up.

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Christian Science Monitor: ‘Kennedy and King’ portrays two giants of 1960s

Christian Science Monitor: ‘Kennedy and King’ portrays two giants of 1960s

“… thanks to Levingston’s impressive narrative skills, the spectacle of this president confronting the most divisive issue of his day is consistently fascinating.”

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Newsday: Books on Kennedy

Much has been written about both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., but this book . . .

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In conversation on C-SPAN2 Book TV, talking Kennedy and King

In conversation on C-SPAN2 Book TV, talking Kennedy and King

Watch the discussion here.

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Washington Post: Kennedy and King is “an important, new book” and “simply riveting”

Washington Post: Kennedy and King is “an important, new book” and “simply riveting”

“Comparing and contrasting disparate historical figures can easily be artificial, misleading, even gimmicky. Steven Levingston, however, has walked this tightrope magnificently.”

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