By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
I was working on the television series Call to Glory, about an Air Force family in the 1960s. I'd left Wellesley, and was glad the show prompted me to educate myself about that tumultuous period in our history. Robert Kennedy was such an inspiring figure. His interest in politics seemed to come not from a desire for power, but from a need to help our society live up to its ideals. He had always felt left out of his family's inner circle, and his feelings of insecurity drove him to connect with others who felt the same way. It was after reading this book that I decided to go back and continue my education. I felt I needed to know more about the world if I was ever going to try and follow his example.