Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (Paperback)

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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.Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from what a defense attorney dismissed as only "two fingerprints and Vince Bugliosi." The meticulous detective work with which the story begins, the prosecutor's view of a complex murder trial, the reconstruction of the philosophy Manson inculcated in his fervent followers... these elements make for a true crime classic. ?Helter Skelter ?is not merely a spellbinding murder case and courtroom drama but also, in the words of ?The New Republic?, a "social document of rare importance."

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    ISBN 9780393322231
    Genre TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 2001-12-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
    Copyright Year 20010601
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The True Story of the Manson Murders
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bugliosi, Vincent
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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