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Robert Kennedy: His Life by Evan Thomas
Robert Kennedy: His Life by Evan Thomas
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
If anyone thought, like I did, that Arthur Schlesinger Jr's book, 'Robert Kennedy and His Times' was the best book on RFK in the 32 years since his death, then this is a must read.
Thomas does not pretend that RFK was without flaws but this is neither a hagiography nor a character assasination. Where others, past their writing prime (e.g. Seymour Hersch), have taken the easy option of using circumstantial evidence, hearsay and rumour to come to 'scandalous' conclusions and hence sell more books, Thomas deals with the facts objectively and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions. With interviews conducted in the 1990's (some as recent as last year) this is tantamount to an… Read more