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  • Published: New York : W.W. Norton, [1994]
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Description: 687 p., [50] p. of plates : ill., map ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0393322238
  • 9780393322231

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Helter skelter : the true story of the Manson murders

by Bugliosi, Vincent.

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Call number: 364.152 Bu

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult

Additional Details

"Afterword" dated: June 1994.

Includes index.

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.

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.

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This book did not hold my attention. Poor wording and skipped around. The story has been told too many times.

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