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Helter Skelter The True Story Of The Manson Murders

Author : Vincent Bugliosi
ISBN : 0393072363
Genre : True Crime
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The #1 True Crime Bestseller of All Time—7 Million Copies Sold 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." Some images in this ebook are not displayed due to permissions issues.

Terrorism Political Violence And Extremism New Psychology To Understand Face And Defuse The Threat

Author : Chris E. Stout Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440851933
Genre : Psychology
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A must-read for psychologists—clinical and academic alike—as well as for political scientists, policy analysts, and others working in the realm of terrorism, political violence, and extremism, this book carefully explores the theories, observations, and approaches of authorities in the field and addresses how and why terrorism has perpetuated for so long. • Addresses how various groups are affected by terrorism, including children, older adults, and, arguably more relevant than ever before, refugees • Tackles the perplexing question of why terrorism has remained such a difficult problem to overcome • Includes contributions from Islamic subject matter expert, scholar, and author Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, listed among The 500 Most Influential Muslims • Serves as appropriate reading for students taking courses in subjects ranging from international psychology, military psychology and theory, political science, and political theory to religious studies, peace studies, military sciences, law enforcement, social work, feminist theory, public health, sociology, and anthropology

Charles Crimes Of The Century Charles Manson

Author : Jeff Davis
ISBN : 9781484006603
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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ABOUT THE BOOK The Tate-LaBianca murders perpetrated by Charles Manson and his followers (called “the Family”) truly deserves to be called a Crime of the Century. I was about ten-years-old when the murders took place in 1969, and being so young I was only vaguely aware of the events when they happened, but this wasn’t a crime that stayed in the headlines for a couple of weeks and then disappeared. It stayed in the memory. Everyone talked about it. In those days adults tried not to describe such things in the presence of children, but the Tate-LaBianca murders was a trend setter, and the crime and the ensuing trial captured the American imagination. With his deranged stare and cryptic and confused statement, Manson himself became the model for the psycho killer; crazy and inscrutable, he had a plan that was even more deranged than his appearance. MEET THE AUTHOR Jeff Davis is a life long educator with a Ph.D. in English Studies who has taught at both the high school and university levels. He is also an artist and an amateur anthropologist who is a proponent of “First Art,” that art which our ancient ancestors practiced some 30,000 years ago and even earlier. His most recent book, The First-Generation Student Experience, expanded the college student-affairs field describing the challenges of contemporary nontraditional students. Related to his interest in evolutionary biology, he is currently working on a writing pedagogy book that argues that motivation is the most important dimension of the creative process, even more important than skill and native ability. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK On the afternoon of August 8, 1969, Manson set his plan in motion. Calling together several of his followers, he announced “Now is the time for Helter Skelter.” That evening he told three female members of the Family–Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian–to grab a change of clothes, a knife, and their driver’s licenses. Manson privately discussed details of the plan with a fourth Family member, Charles “Tex” Watson, before all four piled into an old Ford. “Helter Skelter” was Charlie’s name for a self-predicted race war that the Family would get started (see section titled Helter Skelter above). Manson conceived of the Tate-LaBianca murders as the trigger that would start up the race war. Although Helter Skelter is widely regarded as the main motive for the murders, Manson possessed other crazy ideas that guided his actions, at least to some extent. One of these ideas was that he was a gifted musician who could be as famous as The Beatles if he ever got the right break. Charlie learned how to play the guitar in prison and had written numerous songs. He even went so far as to contact people in the music industry to listen to and distribute his tapes. A year before the murders took place, he had made the acquaintance of Dennis Wilson, the drummer for the Beach Boys, who evidently told Manson that he would put in a good word for him. It’s unclear if Wilson really intended to help Manson or even if his encouragement was sincere. Wilson himself was heavily into the drug scene at the time, and Manson’s wild appearance and behavior would have been enough for him to want to appease Charlie out of fear for his own safety, if nothing else.


Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 9781451645170
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An account of one of the most notorious criminals in American history puts Manson in the context of his times, the turbulent end of the 1960s, revealing a rock star wannabe whose killings were directly related to his musical ambitions.

Strange Things Done

Author : Kenneth Coates
ISBN : 0773527052
Genre : History
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Klondike lore is full of accounts of the exploits of Dangerous Dan McGrew, Sergeant Preston of the Mounted, and the Mad Trapper of Rat River. The stories vary from outright fabrications to northern fantasies and, on occasion, real-life accounts. Strange Things Done investigates a series of murders in the pre-World War II Yukon, exploring the boundaries between myths and historical events. The book seeks to understand both the specific events, carefully reconstructed from court evidence and police records, and the broader social and cultural context within which these violent deaths occurred. The murder case studies provide a unique and penetrating perspective on key aspects of Yukon history, such as Native-newcomer relations, mental illness and the folklore about cabin fever, the role of immigrants in northern society, violence in the gold fields, and the role of the police and courts in regulating social behaviour. The investigation of these capital cases also illustrates the fear and paranoia which gripped the territory in the aftermath of a murder, and the societys insistence on quick and retributive justice when offenders were caught and convicted. The Yukon experienced fewer murders than popular literature would suggest, and fewer than most would expect given the region's intense and dramatic history, but those that did occur illustrate the passions, frustrations, angers and human frailties that are present in all societies. The manner in which the murders occurred and the way in which Yukoners reacted also reveals specific and important aspects of territorial society.

Hunter S Thompson

Author : Kevin T. McEneaney
ISBN : 9781442266216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A decade after Hunter S. Thompson’s death, his books—including Hell’s Angels, The Curse of Lono, The Great Shark Hunt, and Rum Diary—continue to sell thousands of copies each year, and previously unpublished manuscripts of his still surface for publication. While Thompson never claimed to be a great writer, he did invent a new literary style—“gonzo”—that has been widely influential on both literature and journalism. Though Thompson and his work engendered a significant—even rabid—following, relatively little analysis has been published about his writing. In Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, Kevin T. McEneaney examines the intellectual background of this American original, providing biographical details and placing Thompson within a larger social and historical context. A significant portion of this book is devoted to the creation, reception, and legacy of his most important works, particularly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In addition to discussing influences on Thompson's work—including Homer, Nietzsche, Spengler, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Kerouac, and others—as well as the writers Thompson influenced, McEneaney also explains the literary origins of gonzo. With new biographical information about Thompson and an examination of his writing techniques, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the journalist and novelist. A look beyond the larger-than-life public persona, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo will be of great interest to fans of Thompson’s work as well as to those wanting to know more about gonzo journalism and literature.

Reclaiming History The Assassination Of President John F Kennedy

Author : Vincent Bugliosi
ISBN : 0393045250
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An all-encompassing analysis of the assassination of JFK and its surrounding conspiracy theories draws on forensic evidence, key witness testimonies, and other sources to explain what really happened and why conspiracy theories have become so popularized.

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