Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, following his victory in the previous day’s California primary election. Moments later he was shot and fatally wounded. Photo: AP

Book review: the short but luminous life of Bobby Kennedy, liberal icon

Biographer Larry Tye’s carefully sourced volume looks at how Kennedy faced the major issues of his time, while not avoiding the rumours and hearsay that swirled around RFK in his brief but important life

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Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, following his victory in the previous day’s California primary election. Moments later he was shot and fatally wounded. Photo: AP
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