Robert F. Kennedy rides through Los Angeles in 1968 in his typical campaign pose: standing in an open-air car, smiling and reaching out to touch the endless hands that greet him. Lawrence Schiller/Polaris Communications/Getty Images

Exclusive Excerpt How Bobby Kennedy Cemented His Relationship With U.S. Jews

In his new book, author Larry Tye reveals how Robert F. Kennedy escaped the anti-Semitic shadow of his father and came to be seen as one of America’s strongest supporters of Jewish causes, and of Israel, before being assassinated in 1968.

The following is taken from "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon," by Larry Tye. Tye's biography (Random House) looks at Robert F. Kennedy's transformation from the cold warrior he was at the start of...

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