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The Resource Robert Kennedy : his life, Evan Thomas

Robert Kennedy : his life, Evan Thomas

Label
Robert Kennedy : his life
Title
Robert Kennedy
Title remainder
his life
Statement of responsibility
Evan Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Robert Kennedy has been viewed as hero and villian. Evan Thomas's achievement is to realize RFK as a human being, to bring to life an extraordinarily complex man who was at once kind and cruel, devious and honest, fearful and brave." "Thomas had unusual access to his subject's life. He is the first biographer since Arther Schlesinger to see RFK's private papers, and he interviewed all of Kennedy's closest aides and advisors, many of whom were forthcoming in ways that they had not been before." "The portrait that emerges is unvarnished but sympathetic, fair-minded and always readable. It is packed with new detail about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations: his involvement in a cheating incident in prep school; his first attempt at romance; and his many back-channel political operations - with new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson, both of whom were subtly and not-so-subtly trying to blackmail the Kennedys."--Jacket
  • "Robert Kennedy has been viewed as hero and villian. Evan Thomas's achievement is to realize RFK as a human being, to bring to life an extraordinarily complex man who was at once kind and cruel, devious and honest, fearful and brave." "Thomas had unusual access to his subject's life. He is the first biographer since Arther Schlesinger to see RFK's private papers, and he interviewed all of Kennedy's closest aides and advisors, many of whom were forthcoming in ways that they had not been before." "The portrait that emerges is unvarnished but sympathetic, fair-minded and always readable. It is packed with new detail about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations: his involvement in a cheating incident in prep school; his first attempt at romance; and his many back-channel political operations - with new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson, both of whom were subtly and not-so-subtly trying to blackmail the Kennedys."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Evan
Dewey number
  • 973.922/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.K4
LC item number
T49 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legislators
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • United States
Label
Robert Kennedy : his life, Evan Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [479]-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Play
  • Crisis
  • Brink
  • Causes
  • Threats
  • Worn
  • Mourner
  • Searcher
  • Conscience
  • Ghosts
  • Runt
  • Courage
  • Quest
  • Legend
  • Tough
  • Moralist
  • Manipulator
  • Protector
  • Testing
  • Goad
  • Intrigue
Control code
44266281
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
509 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684834801
Lccn
00041995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Robert Kennedy : his life, Evan Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [479]-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Play
  • Crisis
  • Brink
  • Causes
  • Threats
  • Worn
  • Mourner
  • Searcher
  • Conscience
  • Ghosts
  • Runt
  • Courage
  • Quest
  • Legend
  • Tough
  • Moralist
  • Manipulator
  • Protector
  • Testing
  • Goad
  • Intrigue
Control code
44266281
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
509 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684834801
Lccn
00041995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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