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In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy

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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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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
Jul 22, 2008 Randy rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
Fawaz Ali
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
Kirk Bower
Tries to capture the "kennedy contradictions" So-So
Rahmat Romadon
Kennedy have some affair with Monroe - thats kills him.
Jan 13, 2009 Nel marked it as to-read
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