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Helter skelter : the true story of the Manson murders
1974
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Summary
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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Illustrationsp. 9
Cast of Charactersp. 13
Part 1The Murders: August 9-October 14, 1969p. 21
Part 2The Killers: October 15-November 17, 1969p. 111
Part 3The Investigation--Phase Two: November 18-December 31, 1969p. 163
Part 4The Search for the Motive: The Bible, the Beatles, and Helter Skelter January-February 1970p. 283
Part 5"Don't You Know Who You're Crucifying?" March-June 14, 1970p. 341
Part 6The Trial: June 15-November 19, 1970p. 401
Part 7Murder in the Wind: November 19, 1970-January 25, 1971p. 505
Part 8Fires in Your Cities: January 26-April 19, 1971p. 541
Epilogue: A Shared Madnessp. 599
Afterwordp. 637
Indexp. 671
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