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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murdersby Vincent Bugliosi
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[A] social document of rare importance."'"The New Republic
The prosecutor of the Tate-LaBianca trials presents the inside story behind the Manson killings, explaining how Charles Manson was able to make his "family" murder for him, chronicling the investigation, and describing the court trial that brought him and his accomplices to justice.
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 Gentrylives in San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Cast of characters: Murders: August 9-October 14, 1969 — Killers: October 15 - November 17, 1969 — Investigation-phase two: November 18-December 31, 1969 — Search for the motive: Bible, the Beatles and helter skelter: January-February 1970 — "Don't you know who you're crucifying?": March-June 14, 1970 — Trial: June 15-November 19, 1970 — Murder in the wind: November 19, 1970-January 25, 1971 — Fires in your cities: January 26-April 19, 1971 — Epilogue: Shared madness — Afterword — Index.
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