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Robert Kennedy and His Times

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ISBN-10: 0618219285

ISBN-13: 9780618219285

Edition: 2001

Authors: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Schlesinger

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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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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1088
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

Foreword to the 2002 Edition
Prologue: 1968
The Family
The Father
The War
The Third Son
The Brothers: I
The First Investigating Committee: Joe McCarthy
Interlude: William O. Douglas and Adlai Stevenson
The Second Investigating Committee: Jimmy Hoffa
The Second Investigating Committee: Walter Reuther
To the Department of Justice
The Pursuit of Justice: J. Edgar Hoover
The Pursuit of Justice: The Mob
The Pursuit of Justice: Civil Rights
The Pursuit of Justice: Ross Barnett and George Wallace
The Pursuit of Justice: Martin Luther King
The Politics of Justice
Justice and Poverty
The Kennedys and the Cold War
The CIA and Counterinsurgency
The Cuban Connection: I
Robert Kennedy and the Missile Crisis
The Cuban Connection: II
Missions to the Third World
The Brothers: II
Corridors of Grief
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Vice Presidency
To the Senate
The Foreign Policy Breach: Latin America
Vietnam Legacy
The Breach Widens: Vietnam
The Breach Widens: South Africa, New York
Time of Troubles
Tribune of the Underclass
The Dilemma
The Decision
The Journey Begins
The Long Day Wanes
To Sail Beyond ... the Western Stars, Until I Die