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Robert F. Kennedy

  • Larry Tye, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
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    Larry Tye, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

    Because of its innumerable textual and sourcing problems, Tye's book is neither worth reading nor buying, concludes Jim DiEugenio, who is prompted to muse:  "Why did the author write the book? Only he can answer that question".

    Written on Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:33
  • Fernando Faura, The Polka Dot File on the Robert F. Kennedy Killing
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    With this book, we finally have a record of one of the very, very few mainstream reporters who actually delved into one of the assassinations of the sixties. Who tried to do an honest job and who actually tried to follow the evidence wherever it was headed, writes Jim DiEugenio.



    Written on Monday, 24 October 2016 21:46
  • David C. Heymann, Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story
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    While I dislike intensely what [Heymann has] written, I can imagine the situation from his point of view. In his mind, he's a crafty guy who figured out a way to make a great living, while breaking, to my knowledge, no enforceable laws to do so. That he broke all laws of decency and historical faithfulness, if you put yourself in his shoes, is beside the point, writes Lisa Pease.

    Written on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 18:00

General Interest

  • Dr. Michael Marcades, with Norma J. Kirkpatrick, Rose Cherami: Gathering Fallen Petals
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    rose coverExtraordinary, mostly never before seen photos, and a valuable document annex accompany Michael Marcades' narrative about his search for his mother, a time-consuming, courageous, and honest undertaking which gives us a picture of this unfortunate woman warts and all, concludes Jim DiEugenio.




    Written on Saturday, 12 November 2016 14:45
  • Mark Lane, Part II: Citizen Lane
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    On the occasion of Mark Lane's passing, Jim DiEugenio looks back at his autobiography, concluding: "Lane’s life stands out as a man who did what he could to correct the evil and injustice in the world around him, with no target being too small or too large in that regard. This book stands out like a beacon in the night. It shows both what a citizen should be, and what an attorney can be."


    Written on Saturday, 11 June 2016 18:07
  • Clint Hill, with Lisa McCubbin, Five Presidents
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    On the second to last page, Hill/McCubbin write: “As with our previous two books, our overriding concern was to present a factual account to preserve history, while also abiding by the Secret Service pledge to be worthy of trust and confidence.” I would say it is the latter part of that statement that has guided McCubbin, Hill and Blaine through all four books, concludes Vince Palamara.


    Written on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:55

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