11 December 2016 | Articles, Articles 2016, Book Reviews, Book Reviews 2016 | By Christophe Lachnitt
Book Review: “Bobby Kennedy: The Making Of A Liberal Icon” By Larry Tye (2016, 608 Pages)
Shedding light on an icon.
Larry Tye is in an American journalist and non-fiction author.
“Bobby Kennedy: The Making Of A Liberal Icon” is the latest major RFK biography.
Bobby Kennedy is my icon. I have read almost all that has been published about him. There is no other individual that I have never met that I love so much. So, with every new book that I read, I wonder if I will learn new stories or insight about him.
Even if one can sometimes have the impression that Larry Tye makes his narrative fit his storyline – Bobby’s transition from Cold-War combatant to liberal and ruthless to compassionate -, this book is a great read.
It is informative – Tye had a unique access to Ethel Kennedy, Bobby’s widow -, balanced – no hagiography here -, and entertaining. It offers a comprehensive overview of Bobby’s life and exceptional impact on American policy.