Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream

Book - 2015
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From New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer comes a sensational biography of the son of the legendary Senator and troubled standard bearer of America's most fabled political dynasty.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. inherited his assassinated father's piercing blue eyes and Brahmin style, earning a reputation as the nation's foremost environmental activist and lawyer - the "toxic avenger" - battling corporate polluters. But in this, the most revelatory portrait ever of a Kennedy, Oppenheimer places Bobby Jr., leader of the third generation of America's royal family, under a journalistic microscope.

Based on scores of exclusive, candid on-the-record interviews, public and private records, and correspondence, Jerry Oppenheimer paints a balanced, objective portrait of this virtually unaccounted-for scion of the Kennedy dynasty. Like his slain father, the iconic senator and presidential hopeful, RFK Jr. was destined for political greatness. Why it never happened is revealed in this first-ever biography of him.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250032959
Characteristics: x, 403 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Sep 20, 2016

I honestly don't know who is worse of a human being: RFK Jr, a dedicated environmentalist but also a drug addict and a womanizer that drove one wife to insanity and another to suicide - not to mention going through three different high schools before graduating; or his mother Ethel, who among other things altered purchased clothes then tried to return them for full refunds, or demanded that a wedding rehearsal dinner for her son be given to the Kennedy family for free - just because they were the Kennedys. Perhaps the third generation of the political dynasty can save the legacy of the family, because Bobby and his cousins nearly totally destroyed it.


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