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Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy

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Bobby Kennedy's last campaign—an homage to a leader who might have changed history and a reconstruction of the conspiracy to stop him.
June 6, 2018, is the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and there are still unanswered questions about whether his murder was the result of a conspiracy. Broken Glory is a graphic history told in epic verse of Bo
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Arcade Publishing
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Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm grateful whenever anyone has the courage to write a book that tells dangerous truths, especially about American history during and after the creation of the CIA at the end of WWII. Like so many, I have a deep passion for the authentic leaders of the 1960's whose lives of prophetic courage were snuffed out by the lawless militarists they dared to oppose. President Kennedy, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) were murdered by the U.S. national secu ...more
Greg Masters
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I hold Ed Sanders' investigative poetry in the highest regard. As he's done with earlier books, he takes a topic and researches deeply to gather the data from which he unspools a history.

For this latest volume, his scholarship tackles the last years of Robert Kennedy, particularly his break with Democratic leaders (mainly over their Vietnam policy), his decision to run for the presidency and the campaign leading up to its final moment on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Sparrow .

Billed as a “graphic history,” this is simultaneously a long poem – perhaps an epic – a complex conspiracy theory (including a digression on the death of Martin Luther King), and a celebration of social democracy (in its nascent form). Ed has real metrical delicacy. Opening at random:

There were jubilant young men in Kennedy strawhats
& women in white blouses
red Kennedy sashes
& blue skirts

At first, there was trouble with the microphones on stage

The way the “red white and blue” are reorde
Dan Wilcox
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another in Ed's unending series of history/investigation in poesy, backed by decades of research. ...more
Emily Mann
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 more evidence that the CIA did it* and now in verse form!

* Dear NSA, CIA, and any other 3 letter acronyms reading this : I am merely parroting the author who I do not know personally and with whom I have no association. I think all the employees/assets/contractors of the Company** are swell.

** I have no personal knowledge of said Company*** and even if I did I would still think all its employees/assets/contractors are swell.

*** I also have no personal knowledge of the Farm or the Fort and
Charlie Shaw
Dec 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Very difficult book in which to follow the timeline as it jumps back and forth and between people. The author puts forth the argument that Sirhan was programmed by previous telephone calls to make hypnotic assassination possible.

The author also claims that there were at least 2, maybe 3 assassins in the kitchen of the Ambassador hotel. There were 8 bullets fired and none of the bullets recovered from RFK were fired from Sirhan's weapon. The fatal bullet was fired from less than 4 inches from RF
Apr 02, 2021 rated it did not like it
I absolutely hated this book. I approached it with so much hope. Being a graphic novel, I hoped that this was something that I would one day share with my students. There aren't a lot of solid pieces of evidence in this book. There are snippets of works from others chaotically strung together throughout the book. There is also a lot of conspiracy. I love conspiracy, but this goes a little far. I wish we had some more solid evidence. The timeline for the book is also confusing and possibly false. ...more
Cathy Biggers
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
A very different type of book filled with lots of data, statistics and interesting items about the last year of Bobby Kennedy's life. Having lived through this tumultuous time it was quite a throw back to those days. Some of the information contained is disturbing and makes it quite clear why Robert Kennedy, Jr. is saying there was a conspiracy in his father's death. For Kennedy family fans, worth your while to read - but in a different style that regurgitates some of the same data several times ...more
Ryan Lindsey
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fascinating, infuriating, poetic examination of 1968 and the State-sponsored murders of MLK and RFK (and JFK as well, by necessity). Sanders pulled together accounts from dozens of witnesses and over a hundred researches to present a clear picture of the facts of RFK’s killing, and infers startling and terrifying theories from said facts.

“And so, after JFK, MLK, & RFK
The history of the United States
was irrevocably changed
in the direction of violence
and transgression.”
Aug 17, 2022 rated it it was ok
what did I just read. please don't read this. ...more
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Ed Sanders is an American poet, singer, social activist, environmentalist, author and publisher. He has been called a bridge between the Beat and Hippie generations.

Sanders was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He dropped out of Missouri University in 1958 and hitchhiked to New York City’s Greenwich Village. He wrote his first major poem, "Poem from Jail," on toilet paper in his cell after being jail

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