Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., chronicles the short life of the Kennedy family's second presidential hopeful in "a story that leaves the reader aching for what cannot be recaptured" (Miami Herald). Schlesinger's account vividly recalls the forces that shaped Robert Kennedy, from his position as the third son of a powerful Irish Catholic political clan to his concern for issues of social justice in the turbulent 1960s. ROBERT KENNEDY AND HIS TIMES is "a picture of a deeply compassionate man hiding his vulnerability, drawn to the underdogs and the unfortunates in society by his life experiences and sufferings" (Los Angeles Times).
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About the Author
ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even if you're not interested in the Kennedy's, you'll be interested in this book! Schlesinger does a great job describing not only RFK, but America, our culture, and the world of the 50's & 60's. Fascinating!
I purchased this book when I was 18 years and read it in a few months. The biography is enormous and answers every possible question you may have concerning the life of RFK. The number 1 book for anyone interested in RFK's life. Told by someone who personally knew him, it is both realistic and never a 'tell all'. Throughout my college career, I would often pick it up and read through any particular chapter. Since it is about someone's life you do not have to read it in any particular order. It was a fantastic read.