“Fascinating… This book definitely grabbed me… a book I could not put down… It has to be one of the best books about this assassination I have read.”
Angela Hunt (Reviewer)
“The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968 was a defining moment in American political history as it symbolised the end of that spirit of hope. This meticulous and well written book possessing a wealth of supporting evidence asks the central question was Sirhan Sirhan really the culprit? I'm not a conspiracy theorist by any means but there is enough evidence presented here to suggests that something does not add up and this whole case warrants a fresh investigation. This certainly was a cracking read.”
G Heard (Reviewer)
“All in all, an interesting and plausible read for those interested in this particular slice of American history.”
Carolyn Comings (Reviewer)
“A new and definitive investigation into the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968. Any lover of history or conspiracy theories will adore this book – this is how to learn history in a fun way!”
Janet’s Book Corner
“Such an amazing and informative book. Very well researched. I sat down meaning to read for a short time, but read it all before I stopped.”
Marie Angel (Reviewer)
“I could not put this book down from the first page to the last.”
Tara Jill (Reviewer)
“Meticulous and intense… a very credible investigation. Everything mentioned was cited, and the book was very thorough.”
“Kennedy Jr.'s pronouncement may finally give his father's case the attention and the serious analysis it deserves. Reading Tate and Johnson's book shows how poor of a job the mainstream media has done.”
“It presents the evidence without sensationalism and doesn't jump to conclusions. It is also well-structured, leading the reader deeper into the events while keeping the broader picture in mind. And, it is not afraid to leave questions unanswered at the end.”
Fiction of Relationships
“A thoroughly well researched and compelling account of the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. Packed with detail, anyone who loves history will enjoy this book. I couldn't put it down.”
Angela Anderson (Educator)
“This detailed narrative that contextualises the times really well… really loved this and could not put it down.”
Leslie Gardner (Reviewer)
At 12.16am on Wednesday, June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded in the kitchen service pantry of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles. He had just won the California Primary, an important victory in his quest for nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate in the US Presidential election late that year. A little over 24 hours later, he was pronounced dead.
A 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, was captured in the pantry with a smoking gun in his hand. Eyewitnesses had seen him step out in front of Kennedy and begin shooting with a small calibre revolver. He fired all eight bullets in its chamber. In April 1969, Sirhan was convicted of Robert Kennedy’s murder and the wounding of five others. He was sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment. He has been in prison – often in solitary confinement – ever since. Fifteen applications for parole have been rejected.
That is the official history of the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, award-winning investigative journalists Tim Tate and Brad Johnson uncover the true story.
This book is the result of more than 25 years’ painstaking forensic work. The authors have scrutinised more than 100,000 official documents, located previously unknown recordings, and conducted original new interviews with key figures in the case.
They show that Sirhan could not have fired the fatal bullets, reveal detailed evidence of a murderous conspiracy involving organised crime, and disclose CIA documents detailing successful experiments to create a hypno-programmed political assassin. The book also unmasks the likely identity of one of the most enduring mysteries in the case – the infamous ‘Girl in the Polka Dot Dress’.