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The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity

The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity

by Dan E. Moldea
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On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a former U.S. Attorney General, was shot in a kitchen pantry at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles during an election night victory party. His death the following day stunned a nation still recovering from the murder of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, five years earlier in Dallas, which many believed was still an unsolved case.

However, law-enforcement officials insisted that the murder of Senator Kennedy was not "another Dallas." This was an open-and-shut case. Senator Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, who was apprehended and arrested at the scene, had acted alone.

Yet behind the official version of the RFK killing lies a story of shadows, controversies, conflicting testimonies, and missing evidence. Investigative journalist Dan E. Moldea set out to discover the truth. What he found suggested at the very least a botched investigation.

In this compelling and exciting book, filled with plot twists and intrigue, Moldea turns the case inside out, tracking down witnesses and police officers (most of whom had never been interviewed), scrutinizing sworn statements and official files, polygraphing a security guard whom many suspected was the real gunman, and interviewing Sirhan three times in jail. From the welter of evidence and theories, Moldea reveals what he believes happened that fateful night.

Exhaustively researched, brilliantly analyzed, and wonderfully written, The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy definitely closes the door on the mystery of the murder of Robert Kennedy. (W.W. Norton)

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ISBN-13: 9780692054444
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

A specialist on organized-crime investigations since 1974, best-selling author and independent investigative journalist Dan E. Moldea has published nine nonfiction books: The Hoffa Wars: Teamsters, Rebels, Politicians, and the Mob (1978); The Hunting of Cain: A True Story of Money, Greed, and Fratricide (1983); Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob (1986); Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football (1989); The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity (1995); Evidence Dismissed: The Inside Story of the Police Investigation of O.J. Simpson (with Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter, 1997); A Washington Tragedy: How the Death of Vincent Foster Ignited a Political Firestorm (1998); his memoir, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer: Adventures in the Jungles of Crime, Politics, and Journalism (2013); and Hollywood Confidential: A True Story of Wiretapping, Friendship, and Betrayal (2018).

See the first chapters of all of Moldea's books at

He is currently writing his tenth nonfiction book.

Moldea has lectured about crime, politics, and journalism at over 100 colleges and universities throughout the United States. To book a lecture with him, please go to (The Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau)

Since 1998, Moldea, a registered private investigator, has also worked as an independent-investigative consultant, participating in a wide variety of breathtaking and mind-blowing capers.

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