Forgotten Terrorist: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Second Edition (Paperback)Mel Ayton (author)
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Number of pages: 366
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
""The exquisite detail contained in Mel Ayton's well-written, wonderfully researched work makes it must-reading for anyone interested in this case. . . . Nobody knows more about the issues revolving around the RFK murder case than Mel Ayton. Nobody."" - Dan E. Moldea, author of The Killing of Robert Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity
""Mel Ayton [is] a writer I've found to be a valuable debunker of unwarranted conspiracy theorizing. He reminds us with copious quotations in (his articles) how repeatedly and explicitly Sirhan made clear why he targeted R.F.K.: because Sirhan hated the state of Israel and hated R.F.K.'s support for Israel."" - Ron Rosenbaum, The Observer
""Important and extensively documented. . . . The chapter on `The Unaffiliated Terrorist' is especially pertinent to understanding current lone wolf terrorists, as it discusses leading forensic psychology theories to explain Sirhan's possible mental state and motivations."" - Joshua Sinai, Perspectives on Terrorism
""Students will find this an intriguing story to read, and in an advanced level of seminar devoted to analyzing the use of evidence, very instructive. Ayton is an excellent writer, and his text bristles and probes, leading the reader on a fascinating, if ultimately depressing journey detailing the assassin's many obsessions and final fatal decision to silence Sen. Kennedy during the deeply troubled 1968 presidential election season. . . . Mel Ayton presents a compelling examination of the convicted assassin's motivations, his state of mind, and the mountain of evidence used to denounce and imprison him."" - Craig Hendricks, History Teacher
""Mel Ayton, the author of this easy-to-read, information-packed study . . . has produced a significant book with original and detailed information and analyses regarding Sirhan's life, motivation, and psychology. . . . Those who despair of the country ever freeing itself from the debilitating morass of the conspiracy mind-set should take heart. It is books like this splendid one . . . that will hasten the day."" - Patricia Lambert, author of False Witness: The Real Story of Jim Garrison's Investigation and Oliver Stone's Film
""Mel Ayton has a well-deserved reputation for doing the near-impossible: writing about controversial history (including conspiracy theories) in a sober but imaginative way, combining reliable accounts with intellectually stimulating arguments. I highly recommend his work."" - Rick Shenkman, publisher, History News Network
""The Forgotten Terrorist is superlative, especially in regard to Sirhan's political obsessions and background. The greatest riddle in any of these high-profile assassinations is motive. Thanks to Mel Ayton, the RFK killing can now be removed from that list of mysteries. I now recommend this book as the first and last book to read on the case."" - Gus Russo, author of The Outfitand Supermob
""Mel Ayton has accomplished something that no one writing about the RFK assassination has ever achieved before. By combining a judicious review of the forensic and eyewitness evidence with a firm grasp of the historical context, Ayton has finally made sense of the 1968 killing. The Forgotten Terrorist is a long overdue reminder that assassination is political murder."" - Max Holland, author of The Kennedy Assassination Tapes
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