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In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Retracing the life and myth of Robert Kennedy, the author shows how he transformed himself from JFK's right-hand man into a crusader for the poor and down-trodden.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 3rd 2000 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 2000)
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Sep 03, 2012 Fergie rated it liked it
Reading Ronald Steel's book, one is left to wonder what his true feelings are toward his subject matter. At times, you sense that Steel genuinely admires Robert Kennedy. At other times, his comments verge almost on contempt. Perhaps, this leads us to a more human understanding of RFK than the more common God-like qualities we place upon his memory as well as his brother's.
My understanding of the Kennedy brothers has always been that Teddy was the only true liberal among them. JFK and, in many
May 06, 2008 Randy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: History buffs
Recommended to Randy by: Angel
I just started this, it was a gift from a friend who knew I just finished "Brothers" which I liked. I'm not a great Kennedy worshiper but admire the good they did and am curious about what drove them.

I think that like FDR, the Kennedy brothers were driven by the source of the family's wealth, they felt they needed to make up for the ill gotten sources of the family fortune and so were driven by forces most of us only read about. Not perfectly good men, but not all bad demons either. For those wh
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Aug 11, 2008 Fawaz Ali rated it it was amazing
Shelves: platinum-list
In this book, Ronald Steel has done what few historians were able to do, which is to delve deep into the inner soul of RFK. The beauty of the book lies in its author's ability to examine the phenomena of RFK and the reasons that made him the subject of fascination for historians. You might find the book being harsh on RFK and you may not agree with the author but believe me this book is a treasure.

This book will make you understand the parallels of RFK and Obama. Although the book is mainly abou
Paul Long
Feb 06, 2016 Paul Long rated it liked it
Interesting book that argues the premise that Robert Kennedy was just another politician, and people who long for him are merely the victims of spin and myth and legend. The author makes a good argument, relecting RFK's bio and the history of the times. But he sometimes goes over the top in his analysis, and oftentimes gets repetitive.
Dec 08, 2016 Scott rated it really liked it
RFK - a flawed and sometimes conflicted man who may have been POTUS. Author Steel doesn't simply repeat myths or whitewash history but takes a somewhat more even-handed approach in examining Kennedy's political career.
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Jul 29, 2011 Kirk Bower rated it liked it
Tries to capture the "kennedy contradictions" So-So
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Oct 12, 2008 Rahmat Romadon rated it it was ok
Kennedy have some affair with Monroe - thats kills him.
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Shelves: bio-memoir
An examination of how/why Bobby Kennedy remains an icon of liberal politics, In Love with Night is less a biography than a 240-page editorial. It concentrates on Bobby's policies and behind-the-scenes maneuvers, and it's on solid ground when it explores the tougher and often ugly side to RFK's emphasis on action and victory. I appreciate how it compares and contrasts emotional, angry RFK and cool, ironic JFK. But for all the attention it pays to Bobby's relationships with his mother, his father, ...more
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