Robert Kennedy and His Times

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 1066 pages
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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., chronicles the short life of the Kennedy family's second presidential hopeful in "a story that leaves the reader aching for what cannot be recaptured" (Miami Herald). Schlesinger's account vividly recalls the forces that shaped Robert Kennedy, from his position as the third son of a powerful Irish Catholic political clan to his concern for issues of social justice in the turbulent 1960s. ROBERT KENNEDY AND HIS TIMES is "a picture of a deeply compassionate man hiding his vulnerability, drawn to the underdogs and the unfortunates in society by his life experiences and sufferings" (Los Angeles Times).
 

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A well written and researched book on RFK. Then again, Schlesinger was a close friend of the Kennedy's. Read full review

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This book is a very lengthy, and at times a difficult read. This is by no means saying that it's a bad book-I gave it 5 stars for a reason. I just want to say that it's challenge even for a devout ... Read full review

Contents

The Family
3
The Father
21
The War
41
The Third Son
63
The Brothers I
90
The First Investigating Committee Joe McCarthy
99
Interlude William O Douglas and Adlai Stevenson
121
The Second Investigating Committee Jimmy Hoffa
137
The Cuban Connection II
533
Missions to the Third World
559
The Brothers II
584
Corridors of Grief
603
Stranger in a Strange Land
621
The Vice Presidency
646
To the Senate
666
The Foreign Policy Breach Latin America
689

The Second Investigating Committee Walter Reuther
170
1960
192
To the Department of Justice
222
The Pursuit of Justice J Edgar Hoover
245
The Pursuit of Justice The Mob
261
The Pursuit of Justice Civil Rights
286
The Pursuit of Justice Ross Barnett and George Wallace
317
The Pursuit of Justice Martin Luther King
343
The Politics of Justice
368
Justice and Poverty
392
The Kennedys and the Cold War
417
The CIA and Counterinsurgency
443
The Cuban Connection I
468
Robert Kennedy and the Missile Crisis
499
Vietnam Legacy
701
The Breach Widens Vietnam
724
The Breach Widens South Africa New York
743
Time of Troubles
759
Tribune of the Underclass
778
Images
801
The Dilemma
822
The Decision
842
The Journey Begins
858
The Long Day Wanes
876
To Sail Beyond the Western Stars Until I Die
903
NOTES INDEX
917
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ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

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