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Shadow play : the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, the trial of Sirhan Sirhan, and the failure of American justice / William Klaber and PhilipH. Melanson
Bib ID 37030
Format BookBook
Author
Klaber, William
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997 
355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0312153988
Summary

On June 4, 1968, just after he had declared victory in the California presidential primary, Robert Kennedy was gunned down in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Captured a few feet away, gun in hand, was a young Palestinian-American named Sirhan Sirhan. The case against Sirhan was declared by the police to be "open and shut," and the court proceedings against him nine months later were billed as "the trial of the century" - American justice at its fairest, swiftest, and most sure. But was it? Investigative journalist William Klaber and political science professor Philip Melanson have spent six years examining the crime. After poring over previously secret LAPD and FBI files, interviewing scores of witnesses and investigators, and talking with Sirhan in prison, the authors conclude:. Sirhan may not have acted alone, his gun may not have killed Robert Kennedy, and the police investigation and courtroom defense were deeply flawed.

Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Assassination.  |  Sirhan, Sirhan Bishara, 1944-
Other authors/contributors Melanson, Philip

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