Columbine

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 6, 2009 - History - 432 pages
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EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE

"The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ."

So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year.

What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.

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User Review  - justagirlwithabook - www.librarything.com

I listenined to this one on audio as I read along as well. The narrator did such and amazing job and I just couldn’t quit reading until the end. This was an incredibly done piece of nonfiction and there’s so much that can be learned from this senseless tragedy. Highly recommended! Read full review

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A comprehensive and exhaustive look at the tragedy at Columbine High School. Dave Cullen exposes the falsehoods surrounding this event and takes aim at all involved. The media reporting erroneous ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dave Cullen is a journalist and author who has contributed to Slate, Salon, and the New York Times. He is considered the nation's foremost authority on the Columbine killers, and has also written extensively on Evangelical Christians, gays in the military, politics, and pop culture. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Boulder, Cullen has won several writing awards, including a GLAAD Media Award, Society of Professional Journalism awards, and several Best of Salon citations.

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