Sunday, March 6, 2016

Book Review: A Time It Was Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties

A Time It Was Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties photographs and text by Bill Eppridge, essay by Pete Hamill, Abrams, New York, 2008.
 This is a photographic history of Bobby Kennedy, his campaign and assassination.  Bill Eppridge was attached to the campaign as a photographer for LIFE magazine.  This is a fascinating documentary of why Kennedy decided to run, and of his last night in California.  Turns out Sirhan Sirhan was Lebanese, and was getting back at Booby Kennedy for his brother's stand on Israel.  Bill Eppridge too the famous photos of the busboy holding up Kennedy's head after he had been shot.  This book is fascinating, and moving.  I remember living through those events.

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