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The Long Prison Journey Of Leslie Van Houten

Author : Karlene Faith
ISBN : 1555534813
Genre : Social Science
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A criminology professor goes behind bars to chronicle the extraordinary story of Leslie Van Houten, one of the infamous "Manson girls," describing her early life, her involvement with Charles Manson and his group's 1969 murder rampage, her life in prison, and her struggle to rediscover her own identity.

No Journey S End

Author : Peter Chiaramonte
ISBN : 0986420204
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"No Journey's End" provides a captivating, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life and romance of convicted Charles Manson Family member, Leslie Van Houten, and Canadian academic, Peter Chiaramonte, as told through Peter's first-person recollections of their intimate experiences. Learn how Van Houten-a homecoming princess at her California high school-evolved from an intelligent and beautiful young girl into a madman's puppet, enslaved in a world of drugs and sex under the control of Charles Manson. This bizarre trail of twisted circumstances is set against the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Be transported back in time to experience a new perspective on a story only told by the media, until now...

Manson

Author : Jeff Guinn
ISBN : 9781451645187
Genre : True Crime
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The New York Times bestselling, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: “A riveting, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars” (People). 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 near the scene of the crime was spared. Manson puts the killer in the context of 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. His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences. Guinn’s book is a “tour de force of a biography…Manson stands as a definitive work: important for students of criminology, human behavior, popular culture, music, psychopathology, and sociopathology…and compulsively readable” (Ann Rule, The New York Times Book Review).

The Girls

Author : Emma Cline
ISBN : 9781473523111
Genre : Fiction
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** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** ** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller ** California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life.... 'This book will break your heart and blow your mind.' Lena Dunham Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls. And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways. Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?

Life On The Outside

Author : Jennifer Gonnerman
ISBN : 9781429931564
Genre : Social Science
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A groundbreaking work of reportage on the hidden consequences of America's prison boom Life On the Outside tells the story of Elaine Bartlett, who spent sixteen years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The book opens on the morning of January 26, 2000, when she is set free, having received clemency from the governor. At forty-two, Elaine has virtually nothing: no money, no job, no real home. What she does have is a large and troubled family, including four children, who live in a decrepit Lower East Side housing project. "I left one prison to come home to another," Elaine says. Over the next months, she clashes with her daughters, hunts for a job, visits her son and her husband in prison, negotiates the rules of parole, searches for her own home-and campaigns for the repeal of the sentencing guidelines that led to her long prison term. In recent years, the United States has imprisoned more than two million people while making few preparations for their eventual release. Now these prisoners are coming home in record numbers, as unprepared for "life on the outside" as society is for them. Writing with a passion and an empathy that recall There Are No Children Here and Cold New World, Jennifer Gonnerman calls attention to this mounting national crisis by crafting an intimate family portrait-a story of struggle and survival, guilt and forgiveness, loneliness and love. Life on the Outside is a 2004 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Restless Souls Enhanced Edition

Author : Alisa Statman
ISBN : 9780062203175
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The enhanced e-book edition of Restless Souls includes exclusive home video from the Tate family, audio clips featuring Sharon herself as well as her mother's personal reflections after Sharon's death, and additional photos not included in any other edition of the book. The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious "Manson family" rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries and bestselling books, including the classic Helter Skelter. A defining moment in an era otherwise associated with radical peace, love and understanding, this incident is one that still resonates with millions today. Yet while this crime left an indelible mark on society's consciousness, it was, first and foremost, a shattering personal tragedy for those closest to Sharon—the loving family left to cope with the emotional devastation of her loss. Now, after nearly forty years, their story is finally revealed. Compiled by close family friend Alisa Statman and Sharon's niece Brie Tate, Restless Souls draws on a wealth of material including interviews with the Tates, personal letters, tape recordings, home movies, public interviews, private journals, and official documents to provide a powerful, poignant, and affecting four-decade, three-generation memoir of crime and punishment, anguish and hope, rage and love, that is both a chronicle of death and a celebration of life. Extending beyond all previous accounts, Restless Souls is the most revealing, riveting, and emotionally raw account not just of these heinous murders, the hunt and capture of the killers and the behind-the-scenes drama of their trials, but of the torment victims families' endure for years in the wake of such senseless violence. Tate family members set the record straight, correcting media misinformation and delving well beyond the official storyline to provide information, much of it available for the first time. Intimate, honest, and heartfelt, Restless Souls remarkable details, including : the dramatic role Sharon's father, P. J., a retired army intelligence officer, played in finding his daughter's murderers the reaction P. J. had when he came face to face—alone—with Sharon's convicted killer in a holding room during a parole hearing the threats and menace that extended beyond prison walls, haunting the victim's family for generations later the fight Sharon's mother, Doris, mounted to insure the rights of victims' loved ones, particularly the right to make an ‘impact statement' at parole hearings—a legacy that has helped keep dangerous criminals behind bars the battles Sharon's sister, Patti, waged with the entertainment industry as she tirelessly worked to prevent artists from glorifying her sister's killers in music, art, and films Told from the Tate's extraordinary perspective Restless Souls offers a rare glimpse at the post-trauma survival of a family and their journey to find justice and ultimately, peace—a glimpse that couldn't be more timely as Charles Manson comes up for parole again in 2012. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.

Equality With A Vengeance

Author : Molly Dragiewicz
ISBN : 9781555537395
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A provocative investigation of how fathers rights groups are trying to erode the gains of the battered women s movement"

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