RFK: a candid biography of Robert F. Kennedy

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Dutton, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 596 pages
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With the assassination of his brother, Robert Kennedy inherited the hopes and aspirations of a bereft nation adopting his brother's political legacy in what became a personal quest for vindication and redemption. A highly successful and controversial political player in his own right, RFK was on the verge of gaining the Democratic Presidential nomination in the last year of his life. His assassination in 1968 at the age of 43 felled a man who had come to represent the impossible hopes and ideals of a just political system. But who was this complex man?In this definitive work, master researcher and bestselling author of celebrity biographies C. David Heymann has exposed Kennedy's inner contradictions, the machinations of his political career, his private liaisons, his enemies, and his lovers.The book is filled with major revelations, including new details about: RFK's relationship with Jackie Kennedy after JFK's death; his sexual involvement with various movie stars; what really happened with Marilyn Monroe; and his dealings with J. Edgar Hoover, Roy Cohn, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jimmy Hoffa, and various notorious Mafia figures.Heymann spent over five years researching this book, interviewing over a thousand friends, family members, foes, political aides, and former employees of RFK, and gathering never-before-released documents from the FBI, the CIA, and Scotland Yard, among others. The result is a fascinating portrait of an American icon whose life embraced triumph and tragedy, deception and intrigue, power and passion.

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Review: RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

A detailed look at the life of Robert Kennedy, both the good and the bad. I found it to be easy to read and filled with a lot of detail. Kennedy was no saint and he had his flaws, this book presents all facets of his life. It was good. Read full review

Review: RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy

User Review  - snowflakes - Goodreads

It helps if you go into this knowing that it's like a voluminous edition of the National Enquirer. So some of it is very interesting, yet a lot of it one simply has to take with a grain of salt. Read full review

Contents

The Funeral Train l
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Hoffa
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The Third Son
15
Copyright

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C. David Heymann is the "New York Times" bestselling author C. David Heymann is the "New York Times" bestselling author of several biographies, including "Bobby and Jackie", "Ameriof several biographies, including "Bobby and Jackie", "American Legacy", "The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club", and "RFK:can Legacy", "The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club", and "RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy". He lives and work A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy". He lives and works in Manhattan. s in Manhattan.

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