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Robert Kennedy was born into a strong Irish family—a fiery, opinionated, domineering father and a gentle, devoutly religious mother. Together, these parents influenced their children to be strong and competitive but humane and civilized as well. Robert was the third male child of this family and found himself at times overwhelmed by the successes of his two older brothers, Joe Jr. and John, and attempting always to meet the expectations of a demanding father. His desire for acceptance as an equal led to a diligence and perseverance not characteristic of that, in his mind, of his more naturally gifted brothers. Nevertheless, Bobby attended Harvard and University of Virginia Law School, with a particular gift in Constitutional law, and matured through personal experiences of international travel, studies of the arts, and, perhaps most important, hands-on research into the plight of the poor and disadvantaged in...

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