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In Love With Night : the American Romance With Robert Kennedy (00 Edition)

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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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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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

1 An American Dream
2 The Man Nobody Knew
3 Family Values
4 True Believer
5 An Enemy Within
6 Running Interference
7 His Brother's Keeper
8 Troubleshooter
9 Retribution
10 The Making of a Legend
11 The Usurper
12 Lord-in-Waiting
13 Cautious Critic
14 Into the Breach
15 Soul Man
16 An Inconclusive Victory
17 The End and the Beginning
18 The Bobby Myth

Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684846217
Subtitle:
The American Romance With Robert Kennedy
Author:
Steel, Ronald
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20010111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.43x5.53x.56 in. .45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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