Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

[the True Story of the Manson Murders]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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Almost thirty years after its original publication, this authoritative, thoroughly researched chronicle of the Manson murders remains the most chilling "true crime" story ever. It is an exhaustive, relentless inquiry into murder without purpose, committed by young people who might have been anybody's children led by a scruffy, poorly educated would-be pop singer with little apparent talent. As prosecutor in charge of the case, Vincent Bugliosi was not required to determine motive, but as a human being he was compelled to pursue the questions that baffled all of America: Why had these young women, refugees from comfortable, middle-class families, participated in murderous atrocities under Manson's influence? What was the nature of his power over so many young people? Most perplexing of all, what was his purpose? Or was there, in fact, no purpose, at all?
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Phoenix Books, 2006.
Additional Contributors: Gentry, Curt 1931-2014
Foxworth, Robert
Summary: Almost thirty years after its original publication, this authoritative, thoroughly researched chronicle of the Manson murders remains the most chilling "true crime" story ever. It is an exhaustive, relentless inquiry into murder without purpose, committed by young people who might have been anybody's children led by a scruffy, poorly educated would-be pop singer with little apparent talent. As prosecutor in charge of the case, Vincent Bugliosi was not required to determine motive, but as a human being he was compelled to pursue the questions that baffled all of America: Why had these young women, refugees from comfortable, middle-class families, participated in murderous atrocities under Manson's influence? What was the nature of his power over so many young people? Most perplexing of all, what was his purpose? Or was there, in fact, no purpose, at all?

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Marlowe Jul 02, 2016

With the recent TV Drama Aquarius offering a fictionalized account of Manson and his family, I wanted to learn the facts behind the case and the reality of Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecutor handling the Manson Family trial, so the book offers precise details and authoritative commentary. Bugliosi clearly outlines the timeframe and discovery of the murders, and the events following, including the arrest of Manson and his female followers. What I felt was lacking was insight into Manson and the women who committed these murders. Bugliosi does provide a quick background on Manson, setting the scene of a neglected boy and troubled young man. But I still wonder how and why these women connected with Manson, and so willingly did his bidding. A good book nonetheless.

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