Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes: Robert F. Kennedy's War Against Organized Crime

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Capital Books, 2002 - History - 359 pages
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..."a compelling piece of work, strongly evocative of an era that seems, more and more, to have been one of the most extraordinary periods in our history . The unions, the mobs, the plots, the characters."Don DeLillo
 

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Goldfarb, a former Justice Department lawyer, provides an insightful account of Robert F. Kennedy's tenure as U.S. attorney general and his crusade against organized crime. While Goldfarb focuses on ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
xi
Authors Note
xiii
Preface
xv
Introduction
xix
The Father Within
3
Recruitment of a Rookie Prosecutor
15
The Emergence of Robert Kennedy
22
Learning on the Job
53
Labor and the Rackets
177
Round Two in Newport
203
A Meeting in Kennedys Office
244
Hidden Villains Tragic Heroes
258
Justice and Passion A Portrait of Robert Kennedy as Attorney General
300
Notes
331
Selected Bibliography
339
Questions to Ponder
345

My Turn in Newport Kentucky
82
A Repite in Washington
124
Politics in Justice
155

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RONALD GOLDFARB is an author, attorney and literary agent based out of Washington, D.C. He has contributed to numerous politically-themed books, most recently "In Confidence: When to Protect Secrecy and When to Require Disclosure" (2009).

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