Sons & Brothers: The Days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy.
Mahoney, Richard D.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: Arcade Publishing,
Date Published: 1999.
Description: Stated FIRST EDITION, first printing. 441 pages with index plus 16 pages black and white photos. The book is in VERY GOOD condition. Spine very slightly cocked. Slight smuding to page edges. Dust jacket is NEAR FINE. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor....and other curious subjects. Dust jacket reads: "RICHARD D. MAHONEY'S SONS AND BROTHERS:The Days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy gives us a portrait of the family that has haunted the American imagination for forty years. Books about the Kennedys are legion. Yet missing until now has been an exploration of a crucial element: the bond between Jack and Bobby and the part it played in their rise and fall. Eight years apart in age, they were wildly different in temperament and sensibility Jack was the born leader-charming, nimble, charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also pathologically reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout-willing to do the dirty work and ruthless about protecting his brother and destroying their enemies. Jack, it was said, was the first Irish Brahman, Bobby the last Irish Puritan. Behind both of their ambitions, of course, was father Joe1 whose thwarted aspirations and limitless coffers lifted his sons onto the national stage. The Kennedys brought vigor, purpose, and the torch of a new generation to Washington; they also carried the sins of the father. As Mahoney demonstrates with brilliant clarity in this impeccably documented, magisterial book, the Kennedys lived their days of power in dangerous, trackless territory The revolution in Cuba had created a poisonous cauldron of pro- and anti-Castro forces, the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, and the Mafia. As attorney general, Bobby had made bringing down the Maria one priority; another was bringing down Castro and in this mission the very forces of crime he was trying to eradicate came into play. The Mafia, and in particular the murderous and charming Johnny Rosselli had been enlisted by the CIA to eliminate Castro. Bobby may have spearheaded an anti-Mafia crusade, but Joe and Jack had courted the mob, which played a key role in the 1960 presidential race. Blackmail and double-dealing were the order of the day. Achieving power meant compromising the best and brightest of ideals and entering into a Faustian bargain-as Bobby Kennedy discovered on November 22, 1963. Mahoney gives us the Kennedy days and years as we have never before seen them. Here are Jack and Bobby in all their hubris and humanity, contradiction and promise, youthfulness and fatalism. Here, also, is American history as it unfolds. Sons and Brothers is a fresh and masterful account of the men whose legacy continues to evoke speculation, vehemence, and-always and forever-passion."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 713