Memoirs: Remembering Robert Kennedy

The anniversary of Robert Kennedy's assassination was marked by the reminiscence of columnists, the rebroadcast of old TV interviews, and the celebration of memorial Masses. But probably the most effective remembrance was the publication last week of Jack Newfield's Robert Kennedy: A Memoir (E. P. Dutton; $6.95). It brings-to three the number of full-length retrospectives by relatively young, able journalists who both knew and admired their subject. Each differs in tone and focus, and each has qualities the others lack.

The strength of David Halberstam's The Unfinished Odyssey of Robert Kennedy...

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