Robert Kennedy and his times

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Ballantine Books, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 1066 pages
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Schlesinger, historian and friend of Bobby Kennedy, has had access for the first time to private papers, letters, and journals which make possible a fresh look at both personal relationships and public events. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award for Biography.


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User Review  - liehtzu - LibraryThing

A not unexpectedly sycophantic account from one of the Kennedys' most enduring apologists; nonetheless, a very worthwhile read and an insight from inside the camp. For all their flaws they were agents for positive change in many areas. Read full review

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User Review  - shireling - LibraryThing

Yes, Schlesinger was definetely in the Kennedy corner, but so was I, so I can't help being totally enthralled by this book. And neither can I help feeling sad because it took just one creep to change the course of history- for the worst! Read full review

Contents

The Family
3
The Father
21
The War
41
Copyright

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About the author (1978)

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (October 15, 1917-February 28, 2007) was a renowned American historian, social critic, and the prolific author of numerous books including, most recently, "War and the American Presidency," He twice won both the Pulitzer Prize, for "The Age of Jackson" and "A Thousand Days," and the National Book Award, also for "A Thousand Days" as well as "Robert Kennedy and his Times," In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.