Bobby and J. Edgar by Burton Hersh
The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America

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In this riveting account of the explosive relationship between Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover, renowned journalist and author Burton Hersh sets their highly publicized clashes in the context of Joe Kennedy’s ongoing manipulation of Congress and his children’s careers, and his lifelong connections to organized crime. Theirs was a unique triumvirate, marked by conflict and betrayal, and culminating in a near-Shakespearean tragedy. Based on compelling new research, and told in gripping anecdotal style, Hersh chronicles the complex relationship between the two antagonists, from their early brushes during the McCarthy years to their controversial deaths.

About Burton Hersh

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Burton Hershhas chronicled the Kennedy family for over thirty-five years. He is the author of numerous books, including the controversial and acclaimedThe Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIAandThe Education of Edward Kennedy. He divides his time between New Hampshire and Florida.
Published June 3, 2008 by Basic Books. 656 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The attorney general pursued the mob; the F.B.I. chief said it didn’t exist.

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Kennedy Sr., whose long history of professional affiliations with such gangsters as Johnny Rosselli, and amorous flirtations with the likes of Gloria Swanson, swelled one of Hoover's secret files and (like JFK's peccadilloes) did much to complicate dealings with "the Director."

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