Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America

Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America

by Burton Hersh
     
 

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In this riveting account of the explosive relationship between Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover, renowned journalist and author Burton Hersh sets their highly publicized clashes in the context of Joe Kennedy’s ongoing manipulation of Congress and his children’s careers, and his lifelong connections to organized crime. Theirs was a unique

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In this riveting account of the explosive relationship between Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover, renowned journalist and author Burton Hersh sets their highly publicized clashes in the context of Joe Kennedy’s ongoing manipulation of Congress and his children’s careers, and his lifelong connections to organized crime. Theirs was a unique triumvirate, marked by conflict and betrayal, and culminating in a near-Shakespearean tragedy. Based on compelling new research, and told in gripping anecdotal style, Hersh chronicles the complex relationship between the two antagonists, from their early brushes during the McCarthy years to their controversial deaths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465006076
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
964,297
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author


Burton Hersh has chronicled the Kennedy family for over thirty-five years. He is the author of numerous books, including the controversial and acclaimed The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA and The Education of Edward Kennedy. He divides his time between New Hampshire and Florida.

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