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Written by Ron Goldfarb, who was recruited as a young lawyer to work with RFK, Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes tells the story of Robert Kennedy's tenure as attorney general, from his inexperience to his success at carrying out the most relentless campaign against organized crime ever mounted. of photos.
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Ronald Goldfarb is a distinguished attorney, literary agent, and author. He tried numerous courts-martial for the U.S. Air Force before being recruited to work as a special prosecutor in the Justice Department's Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. He is the author of eight other books.From Publishers Weekly:
In 1961, when Robert Kennedy became attorney general, Goldfarb (The Contempt Power), then a liberal young New York City lawyer, agreed reluctantly to serve in the Justice Department's Organized Crime and Racketeering section. Soon he was swept up in his boss's campaign against the rackets, the first time any administration had launched all-out war against the mob, the officials it corrupted and the unions it poisoned. While RFK's successful battle against Teamster chief Jimmy Hoffa was his most publicized case, the author shows that he instituted hundreds of other cases and inspired his subordinates with his combination of pragmatism and idealism and with the way he exercised power with confidence and empathy. In Goldfarb's estimation, RFK was a notable being. Arresting is the author's tendency to accept the thesis that the Mafia engineered the assassination of John Kennedy, who was doing deals with the syndicate to eliminate Castro even as his brother's Justice Department was aggressively attempting to prosecute the mob. This insider's view of RFK's campaign against organized crime shows us the workaday world of the Attorney General and his single-mindedness in combating "the roots of evil." Without romanticizing RFK, Goldfarb presents us with a genuine visionary.
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