No Martyr’s Cause
Tim Tate, Brad Johnson

No Martyr’s Cause

Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot and fatally wounded in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles.  He had just won the California Democratic Party primary election – a key stage in his bid to become America’s 37th President.

Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant was arrested at the scene with a smoking gun.  In 1969 he was tried and convicted of Kennedy’s murder. 

The official history of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy records Sirhan as a lone assassin with no clear motive.  This book - timed for the 50th anniversary of the assassination - uncovers the true story.

It is the result of more than 25 years painstaking forensic work by two award-winning investigative journalists who have examined a quarter of a million documents, located previously-unknown or unscrutinized recordings, and conducted original new interviews with key figures in the case.  Meticulously-sourced and clearly annotated, it sets out a unique second-by-second account of the vital moments of the assassination, and proves that Sirhan did not fire the shots which struck Kennedy. 

“No Martyr’s Cause” also unravels an extraordinary cover-up by Los Angeles Police and the District Attorney’s office, and points to clear evidence of a conspiracy involving the police and the CIA. 

It reveals previously suppressed or overlooked evidence which proves definitively that there was a second gunman in the pantry and  it puts forward a clearly-argued and rigorously-researched case for the Robert Kennedy Assassination to be officially re-opened.   Unlike the earlier assassinations of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., there has never been an independent national investigation into the murder of Senator Kennedy.

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the killing this book presents a definitive case  that a new official investigation is needed – and includes calls by both those wounded during the assassination, and from Kennedy’s son (and namesake) Robert Kennedy Jnr., for a full Congressional Inquiry. 

The book also places the murder of Robert Kennedy in its historical context and examines how the world might have been different had a second President Kennedy entered the White House.  Instead of his vision for withdrawing from Vietnam and healing a nation haunted by violence and political assassinations, successive presidents escalated the war in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and irrevocably put the country on the wrong side of history through Watergate and the CIA scandals in Latin America and the Middle East.



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Tim Tate,

Tim is a multi-award winning documentary film-maker, investigative journalist and best-selling author. Over a 30-year career he produced and directed almost 90 films for all British terrestrial channels as well as Discovery, A&E & Court Television networks in the United States.   His films have been honoured by Amnesty International, the Royal Television Society, UNESCO, the International Documentary Association, the Association for International Broadcasting, the [US] National Academy of Cable Broadcasting and the New York Festivals.   Tim’s 1992 documentary ...
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Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is an award-winning writer, editor, producer and television news anchor.  After graduating from university with a BA in Political Science, he spent 30 years as a journalist with CNN.   Between 1985 and 2015 his work earned a succession of awards from the Peabody Trust, recognizing excellence in the American radio and television industry.   In 2004, as he was putting together his second-by-second timeline of the Robert Kennedy Assassination, Brad uncovered the audio recording made by Stanislaw Pruszynski – the only one known to have captured the shooting...
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