In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy
More than thirty years after his death, Robert Kennedy remains a potent figure in American mythology, a man equally revered and reviled. In In Love with Night, Ronald Steel looks closely at his character, his achievements, and his failures, to shed new light on the Kennedy legend.He delves into the contradictions of Kennedy's public persona -- an ardent prosecutor who abused the law, a champion of civil rights who allowed the FBI to torment Martin Luther King, a fervent Cold Warrior who opposed the Vietnam War -- and he uncovers the private man who calculatingly built his own legend and died before he was truly tested. In this passionate exploration of an enduring political icon, Steel also illuminates the turbulent sixties and the process of legend-making in America.
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IN LOVE WITH NIGHT: The American Romance with Robert KennedyUser Review - Kirkus
A persuasive study both of the character of Robert Kennedy and of his persistent hold on the national imagination. "At some point," Steel writes (Walter Lippmann and the American Century, 1980 ... Read full review
In love with night: the American romance with Robert KennedyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The images of Bobby Kennedy as tribune of the poor and the last hope of his generation are, according to Steel (Walter Lippmann and the American Century), enduring myths created by an American public ... Read full review