Robert F. Kennedy



rfk_profileThe books included in this bibliography consists primarily of biographies of Robert F. Kennedy’s life and political career. Kennedy was the Attorney General under President John F. Kennedy, then a Senator from New York, and was a Democratic candidate for the Presidency in 1968 until he was assassinated on June 5, 1968 in California right after winning the California Primary.

Notable books include Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s biography Robert F. Kennedy and his Times, and more recently Evan Thomas’ Robert Kennedy: A Life.

Bibliography: President John F. Kennedy

Beran, Michael Knox. The last patrician : Bobby Kennedy and the end of American aristocracy. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1998. xxiii, 275 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Breuer, William B. Vendetta! : Fidel Castro and the Kennedy brothers. New York : John Wiley, c1997. x, 278 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Brown, Stuart Gerry. The presidency on trial; Robert Kennedy’s 1968 campaign and afterwards. Honolulu, University Press of Hawaii, 1972. viii, 155 p. 24 cm.

Burner, David; West, Thomas R. The torch is passed : the Kennedy brothers & American liberalism. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum, 1984. 307 p. ; 25 cm.

David, Lester; David, Irene. Bobby Kennedy : the making of a folk hero. 1st ed. New York : Dodd, Mead, c1986. viii, 342 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Dooley, Brian. Robert Kennedy, the final years. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1996. 191 p. ; 25 cm.

Edelman, Peter B. Searching for America’s heart : RFK and the renewal of hope. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001. viii, 262 p. ; 22 cm.

Eppridge, Bill. Robert Kennedy, the last campaign. Photographs by Bill Eppridge ; text by Hays Gorey ; with a foreword by Bill Clinton. 1st ed. New York : Harcourt Brace, c1993. 131 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 27 x 29 cm.

Evans, Peter. Nemesis : the true story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O, and the love triangle that brought down the Kennedys. 1st ed. New York : Regan Books, 2004.

Fairlie, Henry. The Kennedy promise; the politics of expectation. [1st ed.] Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1973. 376 p. 22 cm.

Galloway, John, ed. The Kennedys & Vietnam. New York, Facts on File [c1971]. iii, 150 p. ports. 21 cm.

Gardner, Gerald C. Robert Kennedy in New York. New York, Random House [1965]. xv, 202 p. 22 cm.

Goldfarb, Ronald L. Perfect villains, imperfect heroes : Robert F. Kennedy’s war against organized crime. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c1995. xxii, 357 p. : ill., 8 p. of plates ; 24 cm.

Guthman, Edwin O. We band of brothers. [1st ed.] New York, Harper & Row [1971]. x, 339 p. 22 cm.

Halberstam, David. The unfinished odyssey of Robert Kennedy. New York, Random House [1969, c1968]. 211 p. 22 cm.

Hersh, Seymour M. The dark side of Camelot. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1997. x, 498 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Heymann, C. David (Clemens David). RFK : a candid biography of Robert F. Kennedy. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1998. ix, 596 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Hilty, James W. Robert Kennedy : brother protector. Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 1997. xii, 642 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Kennedy, Robert F.; Hall, Sue G., comp. Bobby Kennedy off-guard. Compiled by Sue G. Hall. New York, Grosset & Dunlap [1968]. 111 p. 21 cm.

Kennedy, Robert F.; Edwin O. Guthman, and Jeffrey Shulman. Robert Kennedy, in his own words : the unpublished recollections of the Kennedy years. Toronto ; New York : Bantam, 1988. 493 p.

Kennedy, Robert F. The enemy within. [1st ed.] New York, Harper [1960]. 338 p. illus. 22 cm.

Kennedy, Robert F. I dream things that never were … and say why not, quotations of Robert F. Kennedy. Selected by Jane Wilkie and Rod McKuen. [Los Angeles] Stanyan Books [c1970]. [54] p. ports. 20 cm.

Kennedy, Robert F.; Adler, Bill, ed. The Robert F. Kennedy wit. Edited by Bill Adler. [New York] Berkley Pub. Corp. [1968]. 126 p. ports. 18 cm.

Kimball, Penn. Bobby Kennedy and the new politics. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1968]. 214 p. 24 cm.

Koch, Thilo. Fighters for a new world: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy. New York, Putnam [1969]. 204 p. illus., ports. 25 cm.

Laing, Irene. Robert Kennedy, by Margaret Laing. London, Macdonald & Co., 1968. xi, 236 p. 12 plates, illus., ports. 23 cm.

Laing, Margaret Irene. The next Kennedy [by] Margaret Laing. New York, Coward-McCann [1968]. 320 p. 22 cm.

Lasky, Victor. Robert F. Kennedy; the myth and the man. New York, Trident Press [1968]. 448 p. 24 cm.

Leamer, Laurence. The Kennedy men : 1901-1963 : the laws of the father. New York : Wm. Morrow, 1st ed., 2001. 882 p.

Mahoney, Richard D. Sons & brothers : the days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy. 1st ed. New York : Arcade Pub., c1999. xvii, 441 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

May, Ernest R. and Philip Zelikow. The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis. Cambridge, Mass : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997. 728 p.

Mills, Judie. Robert Kennedy. Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c1998. 546 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Navasky, Victor S. Kennedy justice. [1st ed.] New York, Atheneum, 1971. xx, 482 p. 25 cm.

Newfield, Jack. RFK : a memoir. New York : Thunder’s Mouth Press/Nation Books, c2003. 318 p. ; 21 cm. Originally published under title: Robert Kennedy. New York : Dutton, 1969. With new introd.

Oppenheimer, Jerry. The other Mrs. Kennedy : Ethel Skakel Kennedy : an American drama of power, privilege, and politics. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1994. xiii, 542 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Palermo, Joseph A. In his own right : the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. New York : Columbia University Press, c2001. xv, 349 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Quirk, Lawrence J. Robert Francis Kennedy; the man and the politician. Los Angeles, Holloway House Pub. Co.; [distributed by: All America Distributors Corp., 1968]. 316 p. 18 cm.

Roberts, Allen. Robert Francis Kennedy : biography of a compulsive politician. Brookline Village, MA : Branden Press, c1984. 189 p., [2] p. of plates : ports. ; 22 cm.

Ross, Douglas. Robert F. Kennedy, apostle of change. New York, Trident Press [1968] xxi, 600 p. 23 cm.

Salinger, Pierre, ed. “An Honorable profession”; a tribute to Robert F. Kennedy. Edited by Pierre Salinger and others. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1968. 182 p. illus., facsims., ports.

Schaap, Dick. R.F.K. Picture editor: Michael O’Keefe. [New York] The New American Library [1967]. 201 p. illus. (part col.) ports. (part col.) 32 cm.

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. Robert Kennedy and his times. 1st Mariner Books ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002. xx, 1066 p. ; 21 cm. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1978.

Shannon, William Vincent. The heir apparent; Robert Kennedy and the struggle for power. New York, Macmillan [1967]. 309 p. 22 cm.

Shesol, Jeff. Mutual contempt : Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the feud that defined a decade. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c1997. xi, 591 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Sidorenko, Konstantin. Robert F. Kennedy : a spiritual biography. New York : Crossroad Pub., 2000. 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Sorensen, Theodore C. The Kennedy legacy. [New York] Macmillan [1969] 414 p. 22 cm.

Sorensen, Theodore C. The Kennedy legacy. Special 25th anniversary ed. New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993. 414 p. ; 22 cm.

Steel, Ronald. In love with night : the American romance with Robert Kennedy. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000. 220 p. ; 25 cm.

Stein, Jean; Plimpton, George, ed. American journey: the times of Robert Kennedy. Interviews by Jean Stein. Edited by George Plimpton. [London] A. Deutsch [1971]. xii, 372 p. 24 cm.

Swinburne, Laurence. RFK, the last knight. New York, Pyramid Books [1969] 158 p. 18 cm.

Thimmesch, Nick; Johnson, William O. Robert Kennedy at 40. [1st ed.] New York, W.W. Norton [1965]. 304 p. ports. 22 cm.

Thomas, Evan. Robert Kennedy : his life. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000. 509 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

Toledano, Ralph de. R. F. K., the man who would be President. New York, Putnam [1967]. 381 p. 24 cm.

Vanden Heuvel William J. (William Jacobus); Gwirtzman, Milton. On his own: Robert F. Kennedy, 1964-1968. [1st ed.] Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1970. xii, 393 p. illus., facsim., map, ports. 25 cm.

Witcover, Jules. 85 days; the last campaign of Robert Kennedy. New York, Putnam [1969]. 338 p. 22 cm.

Witcover, Jules. 85 days : the last campaign of Robert Kennedy. 1st Quill ed. New York : Quill, [1988], c1969. 365 p. ; 21 cm. “Twentieth anniversary edition”–Author’s note.

White, Mark J., ed. The Kennedys and Cuba : the declassified documentary history. Edited with commentary by Mark J. White. Rev. ed. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2001. xviii, 362 p. ; 23 cm.

Wofford, Harris. Of Kennedys and Kings : making sense of the sixties. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, c1992. xiv, 516 p. ; 24 cm

Content c2004
The Sixties: A Journey Through Politics and Culture.
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