The Revolution of Robert Kennedy

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy

From Power to Protest After JFK

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A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966.

On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother, had been shot. JFK would not survive.

In The Revolution of Robert Kennedy , journalist John R. Bohrer focuses in intimate and revealing detail on Bobby Kennedy's life during the three years following JFK's assassination. Torn between mourning the past and plotting his future, Bobby was placed in a sudden competition with his political enemy, Lyndon Johnson, for control of the Democratic Party. No longer the president's closest advisor, Bobby struggled to find his place within the Johnson administration, eventually deciding to leave his Cabinet post to run for theU.S. Senate, and establish an independent identity. Those overlooked years of change, from hardline Attorney General to champion of the common man, helped him develop the themes of his eventual presidential campaign.

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy follows him on the journey from memorializing his brother's legacy to defining his own. John R. Bohrer's rich, insightful portrait of Robert Kennedy is biography at its best--inviting readers into the mind and heart of one of America's great leaders.

Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Press Inc, 2017
Copyright Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781608199648
1608199649
Characteristics: 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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May 14, 2017

An excellent book!
[Sidebar: I really never thought much of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, until I happened upon Shane O'Sullivan's outstanding book, Who Killed Bobby {also titled, Bobby Kennedy Must Die!}. Unfortunately, Shane fell for a disinformational ploy, and thus wasted valuable resources and time looking for the wrong assassins, but this in no way detracts from a fantastic book. Shane wasn't a trained ferret or investigator, but a documentary maker, so understandable. His remarkable coverage of the trial of Sirhan, which should have been declared a mistrial many times over, beginning on the very first day, surprised me as I didn't remember any similar news counts. In my researches I covered those major newspapers I recall reading during the trial, such as the Washington Post {Bezos Post} and NY Times, and found them all to be pure Fake News, naturally. The only two dailies I could find in the USA back then which covered them truthfully were the San Jose Mercury and small independent daily in Iowa, now long defunct {and there were far more newspapers back in those days!}!
After thorough research I'm fairly certain the killer or killers should appear in that large spread CBS photo of Bobby's speech at the Ambassador Hotel before he was gunned down. There were a number of Iranians staying at the hotel then, and the witness in the polka dot dress ID'd to be hanging around Sirhan that night, an olive-skinned lady in her early thirties with a foreign accent, was also ID'd by a business exec type who had run into her on a previous night, when she had some sort of minder accompanying her. Ms. Serrano suggested the man she saw leaving the scene after the shooting was Hispanic-looking {she never heard him speak} but he could have easily been Persian as well. The LAPD/Ramparts would later bring forth a Nordic-looking, young blonde-haired student from UC/Santa Barbara. The Iranian angle bears interest as the CIA director then, Richard Helms, had attended an exclusive prep school in Switzerland with the future Shah or Iran and the future head of their secret police, the SAVAK, and become friends with them from that point on. Also, Lucien Conein, of the CIA, had trained Iranian Special Forces and SAVAK operators from 1960 to 1962 - - and Conein was photographed in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 {I personally believe he was the shooter that missed from on top of the Dal-Tex Building}. Also interesting was that the blonde student witness which did not fit the description which they brought forward had an aunt and uncle who worked in the same classified area at Lockheed as the security guard on duty there at the Ambassador when RFK was murdered - - Eugene Thane Cesar {not Cuban ancestry, but Corsican French plus}, and her father worked at Technicolor Corporation on a contract with Lockheed, while the chief of security at Lockheed was the former personal Secret Service bodyguard to Vice President Richard Nixon, who left for Lockheed when Nixon lost the 1960 presidential election, but would then leave Lockheed for the Nixon Campaign after the murder of RFK. Also, during the Church Committee investiongation in the CIA in 1975 a fact surfaced that Lockheed had a contract not just with the CIA in the 1960s, but specifically with the CIA's MK ULTRA program back then. The FBI investigation report of RFK's murder was a pathetic, infantile pile of incompetent drivel, BTW.]

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