Sons & brothers: the days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy

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Arcade Pub.,
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1st ed.
This intriguing book brings a fresh perspective to bear on the intimate, charged partnership of John and Robert Kennedy. The author, Richard D. Mahoney, whose father was a friend of Bobby's and an appointee of Jack's, has both the academic and political experience necessary to evaluate evidence of the Kennedys' relations with the Mafia, anti-Castro rebels, and other groups lurking in the shadows of American life. He also has a sharp eye for the brothers' differing yet complementary personalities. Jack was intellectual and cheerfully cynical, with a zest for pleasure increased by a life-threatening illness concealed from the public. He looked to passionate, partisan Bobby for bulldog-like political support and used his brother as a "moral compass" when planning his administration's actions on civil rights, the corruption of organized labor, and the containment of Communism. Their powerful father, Joseph--whose deep pockets basically bought Jack the presidency and at the same time compromised it because of Joseph's links to organized crime--looms over the brothers as the author of a Faustian bargain that may well have played a role in JFK's assassination. Mahoney's vivid, compulsively readable text offers suggestive questions rather than definitive answers, but it certainly succeeds as a bracing corrective to "America's inability to see its history as tragedy," a failure Jack and Bobby emphatically did not share. --Wendy Smith
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subject_facet Biographies, Brothers -- United States -- Biography, Kennedy family, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963, Kennedy, Robert F., -- 1925-1968, Legislators -- United States -- Biography, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963, United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969, United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography
title_display Sons & brothers : the days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy
title_full Sons & brothers : the days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy / Richard D. Mahoney
title_short Sons & brothers :
title_sub the days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy
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