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[ Pdf Sons and Brothers: The Days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy ☆ punk PDF ] by Richard D. Mahoney á If you are familiar with Arthur Schlesinger s books about JFK and RFK, then this will come off as a rehash This book covers much of the allegations and evidence that Seymour Hersh presented in The Dark Side of Camelot The frequent typos are mildly annoying Not exactly the best book on the Kennedy brothers, but I ve read way worse Probably best recommended to those unfamiliar with 1960s history and or casual Kennedy admirers.
What a misrepresenting title Ought to be Mafia, Mobsters, Hitmen I was under the impression based on the description of the book not to mention the title that it would examine how the brothers interacted with each other, and with their father Granted, this was covered with not manyinsights than the obvious ones covered by the Reelz miniseries that aired earlier this year but this book was muchabout Castro, Cubans, the FBI and CIA, and mobsters from Miami to Chicago to Las Vegas I feel as though I came away withinsights about the character of J Edgar Hoover than I did about either RFK or JFK, with the exception of the revelation that some people, Mahoney included, probably want RFK beatified and sainted.
Skirting around the endless Cuban commandos and murky underworld parties chapters in which the book went tens of pages without mention of either the President or his brother, th At the outset, I liked reading the book and I think anyone who is interested in that period of time, or the political Kennedys, will find some merit in the pages of Mr Mahoney Some of Mr Mahoney s writing is striking and thought provoking, but he takes liberty with the truth to fold events into his theory that Mob backed elements killed JFK, and by inference, Bobby as well There are many instances where Mr Mahoney cites as Gospel truth the unconfirmed and unproven ramblings of curious characters who gained tiny fame for being in Dallas on November 22, 1963, or knowing a guy who knew someone who saw a combative Lee Oswald at a firing range three weeks before JFK s assassination More specific, he cites the since debunked conclusio
THE KENNEDY BROTHERS The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby offers the reader various views and perspectives on the evolution of the relationship between John F Kennedy and his younger brother Robert between 1951 and 1963 At the same time, it also provides, in a large sense, a living history of the Kennedy Administration the challenges, setbacks and triumphs it experienced and the roles Robert Kennedy played in that history as Attorney General e.
g his relentless fight against organized crime and his moral support for the cause of civil rights and enforcer and protector of his brother, the President Then we also experience the inner struggles and agonies Robert Kennedy endured after his brother was assassinated in Dallas in November 1963 After years of supporting JFK through his various political campaigns Why don t you learn any of this stuff in school My AP US History book gave about a paragraph to Bay of Pigs, the Missile Crisis and Bobby Kennedy, total None of this intrigue between the different branches of the CIA, FBI, and Justice, let alone secret dealings with the Mafia Shame on The Enduring Vision for giving us such a bland, whitewashed version of recent history.
That said, the book has flaws the portrait of RFK post JFK s assassination borders on saintly, and the allusions to tragic Greek heroes were overdone Also I m not sure the author gave Johnson a fair showing Still, definitely worth a read.
This book was only okay I wanted to point out two nitpicky things driving from Springfield to Amherst Massachusetts doesn t bring you through the Berkshires, and Mishawaka, Indiana had a population of 33,000 in 1960, which I don t consider a tiny place Maybe I m just too particular with getting those kind of things right in a book