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Watch Larry’s broadcast with Thom Hartmann

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Democrats need a new RFK”

Meet the Author in 2017

MAY 12: 11 a.m. Talk at Newton Library Book and Author Lunch, Newton, MA, Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue

MAY 20: 8:15 a.m. Talk at Biographers International Conference, Emerson College, Boston

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A freckle-faced Bobby, when he was small and shy enough that his father discounted him as the runt of the litter even as he was his mother’s pet. (Courtesy of Ethel Kennedy)
A freckle-faced Bobby, when he was small and shy enough that his father discounted him as the runt of the litter even as he was his mother’s pet. (Courtesy of Ethel Kennedy)

Read the Reviews

“Mr. Tye… has a keen gift for narrative storytelling and an ability to depict his subject with almost novelistic emotional detail… Tye conscientiously strips away the accretions of myth that have come to surround Robert F. Kennedy, while at the same time creating a sympathetic portrait of this complex, searching man.”

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“Tye has crafted a multi-layered, inspiring portrait of RFK… he provides readers and historians their most in-depth look at an extraordinary figure whose transformational story shaped America at mid-century.”

Joe Scarborough, Washington Post

“We are in Larry Tye’s debt for bringing back to life the young presidential candidate who… for a brief moment, almost half a century ago, instilled hope for the future in angry, fearful Americans.”

David Nasaw, New York Times

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Read excerpts in Politico and in the Boston Globe Magazine

Watch Larry on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

Listen to Larry on NPR’s Fresh Air and on WCAI

 

More than a million Americans turn out along the Penn Central tracks to say their last goodbyes as a train carries Bobby’s body from his funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York to his burial at Arlington Cemetery outside Washington. (Photo by Declan Haun/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
More than a million Americans turn out along the Penn Central tracks to say their last goodbyes as a train carries Bobby’s body from his funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York to his burial at Arlington Cemetery outside Washington. (Photo by Declan Haun/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)