Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy

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The 60s represent a chaotic decade in American history, one that shifted from a hopeful beginning to chaotic final years of violence and assassination, capped off by the assassination of Robert Kennedy. Many books, both academic and popular, have covered the assassination of RFK. Some of them cover conspiracy theories and other aspects of that nature, and others look at it more from a true historical angle, examining the impact his death had on politics and life. This book is mostly the former, it but does it in a non-traditional way. It is told in more of an epic-poem style, with pictures throughout the book highlighting specific people, events, etc. Even though it covers the final couple of years of RFK, in reality the vast majority covers the final few months leading up to his death in Los Angeles. There is a lot of coverage of conspiracy theories and the like.

Your enjoyment of this book will highly depend on how you view the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassinations of JFK and RFK. If you do not put too much into them, then you will not like this book too much. But if you do, then you will find this an interesting way to cover those topics.

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Author Ed Sanders • Rick Veitch, Illustrator
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 376 pages
Publisher Arcade Publishing
Publish Date 2018-May-15
ISBN 9781628729511
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Issue August 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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