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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (original 1974; edition 2001)

by Vincent Bugliosi

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Title:Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Authors:Vincent Bugliosi
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2001), Edition: Older Edition, Paperback, 689 pages
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Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (1974)

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I have always had an interest in Charlie Manson and the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders. This is my second read, a rarity for all books in my experience. As this book was published a fairly short time after the actual events, it had a real immediacy at that time, and Bugliosi’s insider knowledge makes it extremely interesting. The mid-1990s update was good, but since this is 20 years later and the author is still writing, another update would be appropriate. I'm glad Charlie Manson is still in jail, he's evil. ( )
  buffalogr | Jun 8, 2015 |
In the throws of my own deep depression I sat every night for a week and a half smoking cigarettes and reading this book. There were many nights that this book scared me to the point of losing sleep.

If you have a chance and you want to know what true evil is like, read this book. You get an inside look at the insanity of Charles Manson and his followers. ( )
  wjwetzel | May 27, 2015 |
I listened to the Audible version; good narrator. A bit long, however, although very interesting. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I listened to the Audible version; good narrator. A bit long, however, although very interesting. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I listened to the Audible version; good narrator. A bit long, however, although very interesting. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393322238, Paperback)

A national bestseller—over 7 million copies sold. "[A] social document of rare importance."—The New Republic

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. 50 pages of black-and-white photographs

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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.… (more)

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