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Robert Kennedy His Life (Paperback)

Author:  Evan Thomas
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743203291
ISBN-13: 9780743203296
Sku: 30966838
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  512
Age Range:  NA
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For all his desire to shape and promote his children, Joseph P. Kennedy does not seem to have paid much attention to the schooling of his third son and seventh child. (from the first line)
A wide-ranging, well-researched biography of Robert Kennedy delves deeply into the life of this shy, crusading, and sometimes ruthless politician, uncovering his use of back channels in politics, his involvement with Marilyn Monroe, and the campaign that ended with his assassination. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. *Author: Thomas, Evan *Subtitle: His Life *Publication Date: 2002/08/27 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.25
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A wide-ranging, well-researched biography of Robert Kennedy delves deeply into the life of this shy, crusading, and sometimes ruthless politician, uncovering his use of "back channels" in politics, his involvement with Marilyn Monroe, and the campaign that ended with his assassination.He was "Good Bobby," who, as his brother Ted eulogized him, "saw wrong and tried to right it . . . saw suffering and tried to heal it." And "Bad Bobby," the ruthless and manipulative bully of countless conspiracy theories. Thomas's unvarnished but sympathetic and fair-minded portrayal is packed with new details about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations, including new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson.

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Based on unique access to both family and friends, as well as official sources, this biography reexamines Robert Kennedy's character, his unique dedication to family, and his service to his nation. A New York Times Notable Book for 2000.
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Expert Review Robert Kennedy: His Life by Evan Thomas - Book Review
By: Clarence Yu Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/9/2009 11:18 AM
Any discussion of Barack Obama's message of hope would not be complete without the inclusion of Robert Kennedy, whose life was cut short by an assassin's bullet on June 5, 1968 at the age of 42. Award-winning journalist and Newsweek assistant managing editor Evan Thomas chronicles the life of this peculiar man who lives on in contemporary mythology as a figure of tragedy and a symbol of unfulfilled greatness. Drawing on unprecedented access to Robert Kennedy's personal papers, Thomas (who shares the same alma mater as his subject, University of Virginia School of Law), creates the most definitive biography of RFK since Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s Robert Kennedy and His Times....read the full review

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New York Times Book Review
"This judicious and thorough book is likely to be the most comprehensive and balanced study of the life and career of Robert F. Kennedy for a long time to come." - Michael Lind 09/10/2000

Washington Post Book World
"In his magisterial new biography, Evan Thomas brilliantly paints the picture of a troubled yet earnest man." - Thomas Sugrue 09/17/2000

New York Observer
"Mr. Thomas [writes] without the sentimentality that accompanies so much Kennedy hagiography. Indeed, Mr. Thomas is unsparing in his depiction of a man who truly could be as unpleasant and, yes, ruthless as his many, many enemies insisted....With subtle foreshadowing and an objective eye, Evan Thomas makes the case that Bobby Kennedy's transformation came from within. Even the worldly and the cynical will take away from this biography a greater appreciation of the Kennedys in general, and Robert Kennedy in particular." - Terry Golway 09/11/2000

Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)
"An impressively researched, richly detailed, tightly written account ....This is a warts-and-all potrait that is the single indispensable book about Robert Kennedy." - Jeff Greenfield 09/24/2000

Chicago Tribune Books
"Thomas' book is exemplary. He knows how far the evidence will take him and how far it will not....The emotional pitch says high, where it belongs. Thomas knows he need not be maudlin. The life of Robert Kennedy does not need a boost to break the heart." - Todd Gitlin 09/24/2000

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Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster
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