All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy’s 1968 Tour of Appalachia

In February 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ventured deep into the heart of eastern Kentucky to gauge the progress of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In All This Marvelous Potential, author Matthew Algeo meticulously retraces RFK’s tour of eastern Kentucky and explains how and why the region has changed since 1968—and why it matters for the rest of the country.

Meet the Author

Matthew Algeo

Matthew Algeo is an award-winning journalist and author. He has reported from four continents, and he is the author of six books. His latest book is All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy’s 1968 Tour of Appalachia. His wife, Allyson, is a United States Foreign Service officer. They currently live in Sarajevo with their daughter Zaya.

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