The Last Patrician by Michael Knox Beran
Bobby Kennedy and the End of American Aristocracy

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With a publication scheduled to coincide with the 30th anniversary of RFK's assassination, this book offers a major reassessment of the public and private life of Robert Kennedy and the heretofore unexamined political legacy he left behind. 4 photos.

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Michael Knox Beran was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1966. He is the author of a book about Robert Kennedy, "The Last Patrician", a "New York Times" Notable Book of 1998. His work has appeared in "The Wall Street Journal, National Review, " and "The New Yorker". A graduate of Columbia, Cambridge, and Yale Law School, he is a lawyer, and he lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and daughter.
Published May 1, 1998 by St Martins Pr. 275 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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He is slightly less convincing when he enlists Kennedy in the neoconservative movement, Beran’s idea of which is more English than American, but he is correct in pointing out that —dissent is not the exclusive property of the left— and that it makes more sense to liken Kennedy to John Ruskin than...

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The book is an attempt to chronicle the evolution of Kennedy's political thought as viewed through the lens of the 30 years that have passed since his death.

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