Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 - True Crime - 528 pages
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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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Amazingly enough (especially considering my interest in the macabre), I had never before picked up this classic true crime account of the Manson Murders. I’m pleased to say that I have rectified that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peter.Kmiec - LibraryThing

Fascinating account of the Manson family and the murders. Only negative is that it drags a little in places. Very long book that I wish would move along. Read full review

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Contents

August 9October 14 1969 3
70
October 15November 17 1969 75
99
THE INVESTIGATIONPHASE TWO
115
November 18December 31 7969
203
The Bible the Beatles and Helter
209
DONT YOU KNOW WHO YOURE CRUCIFYING?
255
THE TRIAL
301
June 15November 79 7970 303
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November 79 1g7oJanuary 25 7977
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FIRES IN YOUR CITIES
415
A Shared Madness
461
AFTERWORD
491
INDEX 577
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About the author (1994)

Curt Gentry (1931-2014), an Edgar winner, was the author of J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, and co-author of Helter Skelter with Vincent Bugliosi.

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