The Resource Brothers : the hidden history of the Kennedy years, David Talbot

Brothers : the hidden history of the Kennedy years, David Talbot

Label
Brothers : the hidden history of the Kennedy years
Title
Brothers
Title remainder
the hidden history of the Kennedy years
Statement of responsibility
David Talbot
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot sheds a new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its aftermath. Brothers begins on the afternoon of November 22, 1963, as a grief-stricken Robert Kennedy urgently demands answers about the assassination of his brother. Bobby's suspicions immediately focus on the nest of CIA spies, gangsters, and Cuban exiles that had long been plotting a violent regime change in Cuba. The Kennedys had struggled to control this swamp of anti-Castro intrigue based in southern Florida, but with little success." "Brothers then shifts back in time, revealing the shadowy conflicts that tore apart the Kennedy administration, pitting the young president and his even younger brother against their own national security apparatus. The Kennedy brothers and a small circle of their most trusted advisors - men like Theodore Sorensen, Robert McNamara, and Kenneth O'Donnell, who were so close the Kennedys regarded them as family - repeatedly thwarted Washington's warrior caste. These hard-line generals and spymasters were hell-bent on a showdown with the Communist foe - in Berlin, Laos, Vietnam, and especially Cuba. But the Kennedys continually frustrated their militaristic ambitions, pushing instead for a peaceful resolution to the Cold War. The tensions within the Kennedy administration were heading for an explosive climax, when a burst of gunfire in a sunny Dallas plaza terminated John F. Kennedy's presidency." "Based on interviews with more than one hundred fifty people - including many of the Kennedys' aging "band of brothers," whose testimony here might be their final word on this epic political story - as well as newly released government documents, Brothers reveals the untold story of the Kennedy years, including JFK's heroic efforts to keep the country out of a cataclysmic war and Bobby Kennedy's secret quest to solve his beloved brother's murder. Bobby's subterranean search was a dangerous one and led, in part, to his own quest for power in 1968, in a passion-filled campaign that ended with his own murder. As Talbot reveals here, RFK might have been the victim of the same plotters he suspected of killing his brother."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.922
  • 973.922092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.T29 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Brothers : the hidden history of the Kennedy years, David Talbot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • zbnus
  • mel
  • wbl
  • glg
Contents
1. November 22, 1963 -- 2. 1961 -- 3. 1962 -- 4. 1963 -- 5. Dallas -- 6. The awful grace of God -- 7. New Orleans -- 8. The passion of Robert Kennedy -- 9. Truth and reconciliation
Control code
000041282974
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed
Extent
viii, 478 p.
Isbn
9780743269186
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007005119
Other control number
40014116977
Other physical details
ill., ports.
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.b22930644
System control number
  • rm22930644
  • (OCoLC)83977441

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