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ISBN13: 9780446546935
ISBN10: 0446546933
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On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma City-style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence, irrevocable branding every subsequent shooting "another columbine."

When we think of Columbine, we think of the Trench Coat Mafia; we think of Cassie Bernall, the girl we thought professed her faith before she was shot; and we think of the boy pulling himself out of a school window, the whole world watching him. Now, in a riveting piece of journalism nearly ten years in the making, comes the story none of us knew. In this revelatory book, Dave Cullen has delivered a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. He lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris and the quavering, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who went to the prom three days earlier and obsessed about love in his journal.

The result is an astonishing account of two good students with lots of friends, who were secretly stockpiling a basement cache of weapons, recording their raging hatred, and manipulating every adult who got in their way. They left signs everywhere, described by Cullen with a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, FBI psychologists, and the boys' tapes and diaries, he gives the first complete account of the Columbine tragedy.

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It just keeps happening.

Dunblane, Scotland. Littleton, Colo. Erfurt, Germany. Virginia Tech. Two separate incidents in Finland. And now, just last month, Winnenden, Germany.

The litany of school massacres around the world is already far too long, and it shows no signs of ending. Each new tragedy arrives with a plunging sense of deja vu: the ravaged school buildings... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"[A] comprehensive, compulsively readable profile of the killers, the victims, and the surrounding community....Throughout, Cullen refuses to sensationalize..." The Very Short List

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"Comprehensive, myth-busting examination of the Colorado high-school massacre....Carefully researched and chilling, if somewhat overwritten." Kirkus Reviews

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"Cullen clarifies a lot of misconceptions that evolved soon after the tragedy and provides new insights into why it occurred, which makes the book definitely worth reading..." Library Journal

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"Dave Cullen is the Dante of this high school hell. I came away from it thinking of Jack Nicholson hollering 'You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!' Read this quietly powerful account of Columbine and find out if you can." Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and The Shakespeare Wars

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"Salon magazine's Dave Cullen...has been on top of the Columbine story from the start." Frank Rich of the New York Times

Synopsis:

Ten years in the making and a masterpiece of reportage, Columbine is an award-winning journalist's definitive account of one of the most shocking massacres in American history.

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Dave Cullen is a journalist and author who has contributed to Slate, Salon, and the New York Times. He is considered the nation's foremost authority on the Columbine killers, and has also written extensively on Evangelical Christians, gays in the military, politics, and pop culture. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Boulder, Cullen has won several writing awards, including a GLAAD Media Award, Society of Professional Journalism awards, and several Best of Salon citations.

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Naghma, August 17, 2009 (view all comments by Naghma)
Cullen shatters some of the most prevalent myths about the infamous Columbine shooting--that the killers were outcasts intent on murdering the school jocks, that a student was martyred for declaring her faith in God. The research is exhaustive, and the strands of narrative are woven together like the best literary fiction.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446546935
Author:
Cullen, Dave
Publisher:
Twelve
Author:
Cullen, David
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Littleton
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Co
Subject:
School shootings - Colorado - Littleton
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Mass murder; Massacres; High school students; Teenage boys; Teenagers; Murder-suicide; Violence; Children in peril; American history; Psychology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090406
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
A</strong>"--<b><i>Entertainment Weekly</b></i>
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.18x6.36x1.34 in. 1.41 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Twelve - English 9780446546935 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] comprehensive, compulsively readable profile of the killers, the victims, and the surrounding community....Throughout, Cullen refuses to sensationalize..."
"Review" by , "Comprehensive, myth-busting examination of the Colorado high-school massacre....Carefully researched and chilling, if somewhat overwritten."
"Review" by , "Cullen clarifies a lot of misconceptions that evolved soon after the tragedy and provides new insights into why it occurred, which makes the book definitely worth reading..."
"Review" by , "Dave Cullen is the Dante of this high school hell. I came away from it thinking of Jack Nicholson hollering 'You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!' Read this quietly powerful account of Columbine and find out if you can."
"Review" by , "Salon magazine's Dave Cullen...has been on top of the Columbine story from the start."
"Synopsis" by , Ten years in the making and a masterpiece of reportage, Columbine is an award-winning journalist's definitive account of one of the most shocking massacres in American history.
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