The media is still trying to pull rabbits out of the seawater-soaked hat of an unfortunate, but inconsequential heir. They shouldn't try, because there is still so much to learn about the people who really built the Kennedy mystique. I have a huge Kennedy library, but Mahoney, without pulling punches, shows us completely new sides of these complex political men, including the contradictions. In any case, he gives us one more reason to be sorry for this shabby age of Clintons, Quayles and Bushes. Especially, Robert Kennedy, who sort of was eclipsed by Jack back then, finally gets the thoughtful and detailed portrait he always deserved.