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Perfect villains, imperfect heroes : Robert F. Kennedy's war against organized crime

Author: Ronald L Goldfarb
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When the newly elected president John F. Kennedy appointed his younger brother attorney general, there was a firestorm of criticism. Not only was the nepotism blatant, but Robert Kennedy had never tried a case in court. In addition, he was considered ruthless, highly politicized, and intemperate. Ironically, this young man, widely thought to be unqualified, went on to become one of the most active, effective  Read more...
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Goldfarb, Ronald L.
Perfect villains, imperfect heroes.
New York : Random House, ©1995
(OCoLC)657308758
Named Person: Robert F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Goldfarb
ISBN: 0679435654 9780679435655
OCLC Number: 32276364
Description: xxii, 357 pages : illustrations, 8 pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Anthony Accardo. --
Harry Alexander. --
Jack Anderson. --
Frank Andrews. --
Herb Bates. --
Dave Beck. --
Gil Beckley. --
G. Robert Blakey. --
Marty Buccieri. --
George Cacheris. --
Mortimer Caplin. --
tito Carinci. --
John Cassidy. --
Fidel Castro. --
CIA. --
Patrick Ciafardini. --
Civil Rights. --
Frank Cleveland. --
Henry Cook. --
Joe Corey. --
Tony Corallo. --
Frank Costello. --
Archibald Cox. --
James Cross. --
Dan Davies. --
Cuba. --
Rita Desmond. --
John Diuguid. --
Dwight D. Eisenhower. --
Courtney Evans. --
Judith Exner. --
FBI. --
April Flowers. --
Sam Giancana. --
Jay Goldberg. --
Richard Gosser. --
Ed Guthman. --
Samuel Halpern. --
Nancy Hay. --
Wyn Hayes. --
James Riddle Hoffa. --
J. Edgar Hoover. --
Bill Hundley. --
IRS. --
Earl Johnson. --
Lyndon Johnson. --
Elliott Kahaner. --
Nichols Katzenbach. --
Estes Kefauver. --
Murray Kempton. --
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. --
John F. Kennedy. --
Joseph Kennedy. --
Robert Kennedy. --
Eugene Keogh. --
J. Vincent Keogh. --
Martin Luther King Jr. --
John Lally. --
Charles Lester. --
Anthony Lewis. --
Bill Lynch. --
Tom McBride. --
Joseph McCarthy. --
John McClellan. --
Mafia. --
Norman Mailer. --
Gabriel Mannarino. --
Carlos Marcello. --
Burke Marshall. --
N. Mitchell Meade. --
Herbert Miller. --
Jim Misslbeck. --
Dan Moldea. --
Clark Mollenhoff. --
Clark Mollenhoff. --
Robert Morgenthau. --
Sandy Moore. --
John Mullaney. Jack Newfield. --
Richard Nixon. --
Carl Noll. --
Angie Novello. --
Lee Harvey Oswald. --
Miriam Ottenberg. --
tom Paisley. --
Edward Grady Partin. --
Henry Petersen. --
Donald Pinciotta. --
Joseph Quitter. --
Frank Ragano. --
George Ratterman. --
RFK assassination. --
Salvatore Rinaldo. --
Lucien Rivard. --
William Roemer. --
William Rogers. --
John Rosselli. --
Jack Ruby. --
Henry Ruth. --
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. --
Christian Seifried. --
John Seigenthaler. --
Walter Sheridan. --
Edwyn Silberling. --
Frank Sinatra. --
Charles Smith. --
John Sprizzo. --
Frank Staab. --
Tom Steuve. --
Adlai Stevenson. --
Harry Subin. --
Anthony Summers. --
Mac Swinford. --
Jake Tanzer. --
Santos Trafficante Jr. --
Joe Valachi. --
Howard Vincent. --
Leonard Walker. --
Morris Weintraub. --
Richard Whalen. --
Byron White. --
Upshire White. --
Edward Bennett Williams. --
Nancybelle Withrow. --
Thomas Withrow. --
Harris Wofford.
Responsibility: Ronald Goldfarb.
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Abstract:

When the newly elected president John F. Kennedy appointed his younger brother attorney general, there was a firestorm of criticism. Not only was the nepotism blatant, but Robert Kennedy had never tried a case in court. In addition, he was considered ruthless, highly politicized, and intemperate. Ironically, this young man, widely thought to be unqualified, went on to become one of the most active, effective attorneys general in history. In Robert Kennedy's four-year tenure as the nation's chief law-enforcement official, he waged a concerted war on organized crime. Ronald Goldfarb, one of the bright young lawyers recruited by Kennedy to work as part of the special rackets prosecution team, tells how RFK overcame the reservations of his liberal critics. Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes is Goldfarb's insider's view of one of the Kennedy administration's most exciting and largely untold stories.

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