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The Enemy Within: The McClellan Committee's Crusade Against Jimmy Hoffa And Corrupt Labor Unions
This is the authoritative, compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history. From 1956 to 1959 the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field (chaired by Sen. McClellan and guided by chief counsel Robert Kennedy) heard more than 1500 witnesses and uncovered a s ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published August 22nd 1994 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1960)
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while I admire the work of the Kennedy family and their work in politics I have to say this book although very informative about a different time in our country was kind of dry and confusing at times to say the least. Although I always like a book no matter how bad it may be where you learned something. In this case I learned a lot about corruption, were unions, how to investigate work unions, Jimmy Hoffa and the different Senate committees that are formed. So from that aspect this book sheds so ...more
Bobby Kennedy's book would seem to have no relevance outside of its narrow historical context: he served on the McClellan committee, a U.S. senate congressional investigative committee, investigating and seeking to oust corruption and wrongdoing in the labor field, particularly in labor unions, in the late 1950's. Some famous names appear in this book, including John and Bobby Kennedy, Senator Goldwater, Senator McCarthy, and particularly Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters. Despite knowing that at le ...more
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, also called RFK, was the United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a US Senator from New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was one of US President John F. Kennedy's younger brothers, and also one of his most trusted advisors and worked closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also made a significant contribution to t ...moreMore about Robert F. Kennedy...