|Richard D. Mahoney.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||488 / 2017|
Eight years apart in age, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the leader—charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth, yet also reckless—while Bobby was unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about protecting his brother and destroying their enemies. As Richard Mahoney demonstrates here, the Kennedys lived their days of power in dangerous, trackless territory. Previously published as Sons & Brothers, this dual biography suggests that Jack and Bobby's hubris all but ensured their downfall, an outcome that these fatalistic brothers may have even anticipated.