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

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

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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

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NOW WITH A NEW PREFACE

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.

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ISBN-13:
9780786731855
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
2 MB

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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Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A finely-written, thoroughly researched and fascinating accounting of the era surrounding the powerful Kennedy family and their entry into the mainstream of American consciousness. It sweepingly centers upon Bobby's battles with the wily and enduring FBI head J. Edgar Hoover and both of their long established ties to organized crime in the United States, which may have contributed to JFK's assassination. If you hated history in high school, you'll love this finely wrought book.