Tuesday, February 26, 2019
A 20th Century Leader
Robert Kennedy His Life is the autobiography of Robert F. Kennedy (popularly referred to as RFK). It was written by Evan doubting Thomas, a occasion senior editor of Newsweek in Washington.He was the first biographer to have access to Kennedys personal papers as attorney gen timel. Thought the book contains no shocking revelations, there is a lot of fresh information garner from Roberts surviving colleagues, files and other sources. In the book, Thomas gives an elucidation of the existences strengths as well as failures, and discloses the complex web of relationships in the Kennedy family.Depicting RFK as a man whose house had a lot of mansions, Thomas refers to him as the lucky one. Throughout the book, Thomas brings out the numerous phases of Kennedys personality. He was a very rich individual who could turn of events like a spoiled churl one day, and show fellow feeling to the minorities the next. Though the book honors a man whose potential was cut succinct too soon, Thom as book focuses on a man, a family and an era about whom Americans will never fully understand.Robert was the younger fellow of U.S. chair John F. Kennedy (JFK). Born on November 20, 1925, he was the seventh born of rise Fitzgerald and Joseph P. Kennedy. After living in Brookline, Massachusetts for two years, Robert and his family moved one by one to mansions located in different parts of New York such as Riversdale and Bronxville.Robert schooled at Riversdale and Bronxville elementary schools till 5th grade, and then moved to Riverdale estate School for 6th grade. In 1938 when 12 years old, Robert took his first slip up abroad with his family to England, where his father was serving as an American envoy. After polish high school in 1943, Robert was drafted into the U.S. Naval Reserve as a trainee seaman.Robert Kennedys involvement in politicsAccording to Brian (1996), when World War II skint out, Robert took a break from studies at Harvard and joined the U.S. Navy. After the war, he went on to complete his studies and graduated with a law degree from University of Virginia. In the 1950s, he served as a counsel to a US Senate committee examine labor unions, leading to his open feud with the Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.Roberts political career is more closely associated with his brother, JFK. He oversaw JFKs roaring campaigns for the US Senate in 1952 and the presidency in 1960, and then was appointed as Attorney ecumenic in Johns administration.He was at the avant-garde of enforcing civil rights measures in the South and became the presidents closest advisor on all issues, for example foreign policy matters such as the Cuban missile crisis. After his brothers assassination in 1963, Robert continued to serve in the Lyndon Johnson government as Attorney General and was unhappy that Johnson overlooked him for vice-presidency in 1964.Robert ran successfully for senator of New York. As senator, he was loved by African Americans and other minorities such as immigrant groups and native Australian Americans. He spoke convincingly in favor of the excluded, disaffected and impoverished, thereof getting the support of social justice campaigners and leaders of the civil rights struggle.He plump for President Johnson on domestic matters, particularly civil rights and the war on poverty, but did agree with him over the war in Vietnam. By 1968, he was one of the most vocal advocates against the American policy on Vietnam. On domestic policy however, he became more and more liberal and actual a soft spot for the dispossessed and the minorities.Robert declared his candidacy for the US presidency in early 1968. He was assassinated on June, 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after delivering a speech to his supporters upon capturing the calcium primary. He was pronounced dead the following morning.Attitudes and ApproachAccording to Brian (1996), Robert as a child was frequently the target of his fathers domineering temperam ent. However as he got older, he won the admiration of his father and brothers through his competitiveness. During his brothers campaigns, Robert was more tenacious, passionate and involved than the candidate himself, aggressively tackling all(prenominal) detail and fighting every battle.