Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert F. Kennedy: Signed The Enemy Within. (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960), 338 pages, olive green boards with gilt spine lettering, 8vo (5.75" x 8.5"), no dust jacket, clear plastic protective cover, housed in a fine custom green quarter leather slipcase with marbled paper boards, gilt spine lettering, and five raised spine bands. Signed "Best Wishes, Robert F. Kennedy" on the front free endpaper. The Enemy Within, subtitled in later editions as The McClellan Committee's Crusade Against Jimmy Hoffa and Corrupt Labor Unions, is RFK's account of the McClellan Committee's investigation of Hoffa and the Unions in the late 1950s. At the time, Kennedy was chief counsel of the Senate Labor Rackets Committee, better known as the McClellan Committee, and he was on a personal mission to bring down Hoffa, Johnny Dio, and any other Teamsters who might get in his way. Kennedy hated corruption anywhere at any level, and he was determined to "get Hoffa." The Enemy Within further soured an already bitter acrimony that both Kennedy and Hoffa felt for each other. But Kennedy's goal was noble and clear, and stated boldly at the end of Chapter 12 of this book where he writes, "The point I want to make is this: If we do not on a national scale attack organized crime with weapons and techniques as effective as their own, they will destroy us." The book presented here is in good condition, with minor shelf wear, some sunning to the spine, and slight fading of the spine lettering. The interior shows mild foxing of the endpapers, but the text is largely clean and the binding sound. A scarce chance to acquire a signed RFK book.

    View all of [The Chris Kortlander Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,376

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 37 days left to consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,016,674