The Family

The Family

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Baker & Taylor
Recounts the Tate-LaBianca murders, offers a profile of Charles Manson and his followers, discusses the origins and influence of Manson and his family, the crimes they committed, and the mysteries surrounding the clan.

Perseus Publishing
In August of 1969, during two bloody evenings of paranoid, psychedelic savagery, Charles Manson and his dystopic communal family helped to wreck the dreams of the Love Generation. At least nine people were murdered, among them Sharon Tate, the young, beautiful, pregnant, actress and wife of Roman Polanski. Ed Sanders’ unnerving and detailed look at the horror dealt by Manson and his followers is a classic of the true-crime genre. The Family was originally published in 1971 and remains the most meticulously researched account of the most notorious murders of the 1960s. Using firsthand accounts from some of the family's infamous members, including the wizard himself, Sanders examines not only the origins and legacy of Manson and his family, but also the mysteries that persist. Completely revised and updated, this edition features 25 harrowing black and white photos from the investigation. "One of the best-researched, best-written, thoroughly-constructed, and eminently significant books of our times?. A masterpiece."?Boston Phoenix


Book News
This is a revised and updated version of a 1971 journalistic portrait of the origins and activities of the group of individuals cult leader Charles Manson gathered around himself, known simply as The Family. The book traces the story from Manson's release from jail in 1958, through his formation of the group, their involvement in the hippy scene of Southern California, the infamous murders of Sharon Tate and others, and the trials that led to the imprisonment of Manson. It's unclear how much of the pre-1971 material has been revised, but Sanders (a member of The Fugs) has added a final section that explores the past three decades' events, including Squeaky Fromm's attempt on the life of President Ford, the break-up of The Family, and legal developments of the 1980s and 1990s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In August of 1969, during two bloody evenings of paranoid, psychedelic savagery, Charles Manson and his dystopic communal family helped to wreck the dreams of the Love Generation. At least nine people were murdered, among them Sharon Tate, the young, beautiful, pregnant, actress and wife of Roman Polanski. Ed Sanders' unnerving and detailed look at the horror dealt by Manson and his followers is a classic of the true-crime genre. The Family was originally published in 1971 and remains the most meticulously researched account of the most notorious murders of the 1960s. Using firsthand accounts from some of the family's infamous members, including the wizard himself, Sanders examines not only the origins and legacy of Manson and his family, but also the mysteries that persist. Completely revised and updated, this edition features 25 harrowing black and white photos from the investigation. "One of the best-researched, best-written, thoroughly-constructed, and eminently significant books of our times…. A masterpiece."—Boston Phoenix


Baker
& Taylor

A chilling study of the 1969 Tate-Labianca murders offers a close-up profile of Charles Manson and his followers, discussing the origins and influence of Manson and his family, the crimes they committed, the mysteries that persist surrounding the clan, and what has happened since the murders. Reprint.

Topical Term: Mass murderers
Mass murder
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002
Edition: Completely rev. and updated
ISBN: 9781560253969
1560253967
Branch Call Number: HV6248.M2797 S249 2002
Characteristics: xii, 540 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm

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