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The Resource The forgotten terrorist : Sirhan Sirhan and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Mel Ayton ; foreword by Alan Dershowitz ; with a new afterword by the author

The forgotten terrorist : Sirhan Sirhan and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Mel Ayton ; foreword by Alan Dershowitz ; with a new afterword by the author

Label
The forgotten terrorist : Sirhan Sirhan and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Title
The forgotten terrorist
Title remainder
Sirhan Sirhan and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Mel Ayton ; foreword by Alan Dershowitz ; with a new afterword by the author
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert F. Kennedy's assassination in 1968 seems like it should be an open-and-shut case. Many people crowded in the small room at Los Angeles's famed Ambassador Hotel that fateful night saw Sirhan Sirhan pull the trigger. Sirhan was also convinced of the crime and still languishes in jail with a life sentence. However, conspiracy theorists have jumped on inconsistencies in the eyewitness testimony and alleged anomalies in the forensic evidence to suggest that Sirhan was only one shooter in a larger conspiracy, a patsy for the real killers, or even a hypnotized assassin who did not know what he was doing (a popular plot in Cold War-era fiction, such as "The Manchurian Candidate"). The author profiles Sirhan and presents a wealth of evidence about his fanatical Palestinian nationalism and his hatred for RFK that motivated the killing. The author unearths neglected eyewitness accounts and overlooked forensic evidence and examines Sirhan's extensive personal notebooks. He revisits the trial proceedings and convincingly shows Sirhan was in fact the lone assassin whose politically motivated act was a forerunner of present-day terrorism. This second edition features a new afterword containing interviews and new evidence, as well as a new examination of the RFK assassination acoustics evidence by technical analyst Michael O'Dell
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ayton, Mel
Dewey number
364.152/4092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.K4
LC item number
A98 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dershowitz, Alan M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Sirhan, Sirhan Bishara
  • Assassins
  • Terrorists
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Sirhan, Sirhan Bishara
  • Assassination
  • Assassins
  • Terrorists
Label
The forgotten terrorist : Sirhan Sirhan and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Mel Ayton ; foreword by Alan Dershowitz ; with a new afterword by the author
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ambassador Hotel -- RFK and Israel -- Sirhan and Palestine -- The shooting -- The trial -- Controversies: the physical evidence -- Controversies: the witness -- Distorted truths -- "The Manchurian candidate" assassin -- Sirhan's obsessions -- The unaffiliated terrorist -- Why did he kill? -- Afterword -- Afterword to the second edition
Control code
on1099314256
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9781640121744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The forgotten terrorist : Sirhan Sirhan and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Mel Ayton ; foreword by Alan Dershowitz ; with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ambassador Hotel -- RFK and Israel -- Sirhan and Palestine -- The shooting -- The trial -- Controversies: the physical evidence -- Controversies: the witness -- Distorted truths -- "The Manchurian candidate" assassin -- Sirhan's obsessions -- The unaffiliated terrorist -- Why did he kill? -- Afterword -- Afterword to the second edition
Control code
on1099314256
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9781640121744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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