III, a Democrat from Massachusetts, is serving his third term in the House of Representatives.
At once stodgy and delirious, unexpectedly brilliant and brilliantly spurious, appropriately world historical and facetiously ahistoric, Shooting Kennedy
is a book that, Lubin suggests, advances its own conspiracy theory by elaborating "an endless series of previously unnoticed" connections.
The First missed, but the second and third hit Kennedy
in the throat and head.
In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy
, by Ronald Steel, New York: Simon and Schuster, 224 pages, $23
After all, what was most far-fetched about Oliver Stone's JFK (1991) wasn't the conspiracy hugger-mugger but the very idea that Kennedy
was America's blessed liberal savior taken from us in a time of great need.
THE FIRST WAVE OF WRITING ABOUT Robert and John Kennedy
and the New Frontier was overwhelmingly romantic and sentimental.
This sort of frank talk about cut-outs and go-betweens to mask the true source of the money and thus preserve deniability, is the sort of exchange the Kennedys
would record only by happenstance and never write down.
The book does catch Kennedy
between the twin poles more than once, suspended against type in human moments that are clues to myths in error or transition.