Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Up Close: Robert F. Kennedy by Marc Aronson



A biography of RFK? Reads more like a character sketch of the Kennedy men to me. One of the best history books on the 1960s that I've ever read, but I can't see myself recommending it to a teen, and I can't see myself as a teen picking it up without being forced to. Overall, I don't think this lives up to its billing. NAY.

1 Comments:

At July 3, 2007 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Karrie said...

I agree with the NAY vote for this. I think nonfiction has to work really hard to pull a reader in enough to be award-worthy, and I didn't think this one did it.

 

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