"Facinating reading experience"
In 1965 American ambassador to the Federal Republic of
Germany Charles O'Malley resigns in protest of President
Johnson sending 165,000 soldiers to fight in Viet Nam.
Chuck and his wife Rosemarie along with their five children
return to Chicago.
However, long time friend Bobby Kennedy informs Chuck
of the upcoming Selma, Alabama civil rights march. Chuck
and Rosemarie immediately drop everything to join Dr.
Martin Luther King on the protest walk.
Over the next few years Chuck seems to be in the center
of all the major events impacting this country in the late
1960s. Always at Chuck's side to hold his hand is his
The forth installment of the O'Malley chronicles is a
fast forward spin through the turbulent sixties. The story
line gives readers an up front look at the major events of
the post Kennedy part of the era, but lacks the depth to
provide meaningfulness to younger readers. Chuck obviously
is not starving as he can go into activism mode without
prior warning and the narrator Rosemarie worships her
heroic husband who is too perfect for those of us who were
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 31, 2001