PERFECT VILLAINS IMPERFECT HEROES

PERFECT VILLAINS IMPERFECT HEROES

by Ronald L. Goldfarb, Ronald Goldfarb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931868069

ISBN-13: 9781931868068

Pub. Date: 12/04/2002

Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated

When the newly elected president John F. Kennedy appointed his younger brother attorney general, there was a firestorm of criticism. Not only was the nepotism blatant, but Robert Kennedy had never tried a case in court and was considered ruthless, highly politicized and intemperate. Nevertheless, he went on to become one of the most active and effective attorneys…  See more details below

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When the newly elected president John F. Kennedy appointed his younger brother attorney general, there was a firestorm of criticism. Not only was the nepotism blatant, but Robert Kennedy had never tried a case in court and was considered ruthless, highly politicized and intemperate. Nevertheless, he went on to become one of the most active and effective attorneys general in American history. This book examines his four-year tenure and the concerted war on crime he launched during that time. Written by one of the bright young lawyers he recruited to work as part of the special rackets prosecution team, Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes is an insider's view of one of the Kennedy administration's most exciting and largely untold stories. In this account of the historic battle between law breakers and law enforcers, Goldfarb shows that these cases had a profound impact on public consciousness that the mob's leaders, even if they did not directly cause the murder of John F. Kennedy, might well have been tried and convicted of conspiring to do so, since they had both the means and motive, took steps toward that end, and left an abundance of incriminating evidence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931868068
Publisher:
Capital Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/04/2002
Series:
Capital Classics Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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