Ramparts Magazine began in 1962 as a Catholic quarterly, but soon became a secular publication devoted to unveiling the truth about war and civil rights. In “A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America,” Peter Richardson discusses in sparkling detail the journalistic legacy of the first magazine to publish the diaries of Eldridge Cleaver and Che Guevara, and the first to publicly recognize many of the conspiracy theories surrounding John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Lowell Bergman, a correspondent for Frontline, says:
This book will become required reading for all those concerned about the current crisis in the world of news. . . . It is a cautionary tale told with economy that will be a touchstone for the new journalism, the new Ramparts of the twenty-first century.