Robert Kennedy and His Times

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jul 18, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 1088 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

1968
1
1 The Family
3
2 The Father
21
3 The War
41
4 The Third Son
63
I
90
Joe McCarthy
99
William O Douglas and Adlai Stevenson
121
II
533
24 Missions to the Third World
559
II
584
26 Corridors of Grief
603
27 Stranger in a Strange Land
621
28 The Vice Presidency
646
29 To the Senate
666
Latin America
689

Jimmy Hoffa
137
Walter Reuther
170
10 1960
192
11 To the Department of Justice
222
J Edgar Hoover
245
The Mob
261
Civil Rights
286
Ross Barnett and George Wallace
317
Martin Luther King
343
17 The Politics of Justice
368
18 Justice and Poverty
392
19 The Kennedys and the Cold War
417
20 The CIA and Counterinsurgency
443
I
468
22 Robert Kennedy and the Missile Crisis
499
31 Vietnam Legacy
701
Vietnam
724
South Africa New York
743
34 Time of Troubles
759
35 Tribune of the Underclass
778
36 Images
801
37 The Dilemma
822
38 The Decision
842
39 The Journey Begins
858
40 The Long Day Wanes
876
41 To Sail Beyond the Western Stars Until I Die
903
Back Matter
917
Back Cover
1069
Spine
1070
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About the author (2012)

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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