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Manson: the life and times of Charles Manson

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The most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today. More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson's childhood. Guinn interviewed Manson's sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson Family have provided new information about Manson's life. Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, such as why one person on the property where the murders occurred was spared. Manson puts the killer in the context of his times, the turbulent late sixties, an era of race riots and street protests when authority in all its forms was under siege. Guinn shows us how Manson created and refined his message to fit the times, persuading confused young women (and a few men) that he had the solutions to their problems. At the same time he used them to pursue his long-standing musical ambitions, relocating to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract. His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences as he convinced his followers to commit heinous murders on successive nights. In addition to stunning revelations about Charles Manson, the book contains family photographs never before published.
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Full title manson the life and times of charles manson
Author guinn jeff
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 22:53:12PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Criminals -- United States -- Biography, Large type books, Manson, Charles, -- 1934-, Murderers -- United States -- Biography
title_display Manson : the life and times of Charles Manson
title_full Manson : the life and times of Charles Manson / Jeff Guinn, Manson [sound recording] : the life and times of Charles Manson / Jeff Guinn, Manson [text (large print)] : the life and times of Charles Manson / Jeff Guinn
title_short Manson :
title_sub the life and times of Charles Manson
topic_facet Audiobooks, Criminals, Large type books, Manson, Charles, Murderers