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Helter Skelter: TheTrue Story Of the Manson Murders

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ISBN13: 9780393322231
ISBN10: 0393322238
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Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the twentieth century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Here is the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime.

Both Helter Skelter and Vincent Bugliosi's subsequent Till Death Us Do Part won Edgar Allan Poe Awards for best true-crime book of the year.

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"One of the best crime stories ever written." Chicago Sun-Times

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"[A] social document of rare importance." The New Republic

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A national bestseller--over 7 million copies sold. "[A] social document of rare importance."--The New Republic

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The #1 True Crime Bestseller of All Time--7 Million Copies Sold

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In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LeBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? And what was the motivation behind such savagery? In the public imagination, over time, the case assumed the proportions of myth. The murders marked the end of the sixties and became an immediate symbol of the dark underside of that era.

About the Author

Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of Helter Skelter, Outrage, and other #1 best-selling books, lives in Los Angeles, California.

Curt Gentry lives in San Francisco.

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Debra Miles, October 20, 2014 (view all comments by Debra Miles)
This book scared me to death!! I could not put it down, but realized that there are still people out there that idolize Charlie Manson, and that is frightening. The book is very well written and informative.
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morris.jackie, February 25, 2011 (view all comments by morris.jackie)
ive read several books on manson murders, would like to read another twist-what made a mad man-the control over others-it was happening right under law enforcements nose. he has beast like personality.
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cjbearden, February 23, 2011 (view all comments by cjbearden)
Though the lingo is outdated and Mr. Bugliosi's grandstanding is somewhat irksome, this extraordinary account of the Tate-LaBianca murder trial is both engrossing and horrifying. The most unsettling aspect is neither Charles Manson's mystique nor the seven brutal slayings; but rather the willful and unflinching savagery of Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, and Charles "Tex" Watson. In August of 1969, these four young people redefined Evil.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322231
Author:
Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
With:
Gentry, Curt
Author:
Bugliosi, Vincent
Author:
Gentry, Curt
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
California
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Murder - Serial Killers
Subject:
Murder -- California.
Subject:
Manson, Charles
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
25th Anniversary Edition
Series Volume:
107-200
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 pages of black-and-white photographs
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 in 1.6 lb

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Product details 736 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393322231 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the best crime stories ever written."
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"Synopsis" by , A national bestseller--over 7 million copies sold. "[A] social document of rare importance."--The New Republic
"Synopsis" by , The #1 True Crime Bestseller of All Time--7 Million Copies Sold
"Synopsis" by , In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LeBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? And what was the motivation behind such savagery? In the public imagination, over time, the case assumed the proportions of myth. The murders marked the end of the sixties and became an immediate symbol of the dark underside of that era.
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