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The Trial of Charles MansonThe slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969 established Charles Manson as one of history's most diabolical killers. The book recounts the sensational conspiracy/murder trial of Manson and his cult family, and examines the controversial personalities and social contexts behind one of America's most infamous crimes.
Critical praise from School Library Journal: Focusing on both sides of this high-profile case, the authors present testimony and excerpts from Manson's two-hour statement made from the witness stand to help readers sort out the facts and the individuals involved. The bulk of the book is a detailed account of the trial of Charles Manson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten. It describes Manson's desire to represent himself and the ultimate denial of that request, and the ways the defendants attempted to interrupt the trial before being found guilty. This title will be useful to students writing reports as well as those interested in famous cases. The index is thorough, and an epilogue describes what has happened to the convicted killers.—Tracy Ansley, formerly at Cary Academy, NC
Bradley Steffens is happy to sign the book at no additonal charge. To receive a one-of-a-kind first edition, simply email the author at [email protected] after placing your order and provide the name of the person to whom you want the book inscribed and any other information, such as special occasion or particular interest, to be included in the inscription.