Skip to content

Manson

The Life And Times Of Charles Manson

By Jeff author Guinn

The most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today.

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 on the property where the murders occurred was spared.

Manson puts the killer in the context of his times, 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, relocating to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract. His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences as he convinced his followers to commit heinous murders on successive nights.

In addition to stunning revelations about Charles Manson, the book contains family photographs never before published.

Format

Book

Availability

All copies are currently loaned to other customers.
Place a Hold - It's easy, and you choose the pickup location.
Check Amazon - View this title on Amazon.com. If you purchase this title from Amazon a portion of the sale will benefit Richland Library.

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781451645163


Format: Book
Author: Guinn, Jeff author
Summary: Based on new interviews, this revealing account of one of the most notorious criminals in American history puts Manson in the context of his times, the turbulent end of the 60s, revealing a rock star wannabe whose killings were directly related to his musical ambitions.
Title: Manson : the life and times of Charles Manson / Jeff Guinn.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Subject: Manson, Charles, 1934- Murderers -- United States -- Biography Criminals -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 9781451645163 (hbk.) 1451645163 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: B Manson
Oclc: 816512739
Upc:
Bib Id: 442763

Format: Book
Author: Guinn, Jeff author.
Summary: Based on new interviews, this revealing account of one of the most notorious criminals in American history puts Manson in the context of his times, the turbulent end of the 60s, revealing a rock star wannabe whose killings were directly related to his musical ambitions.
Title: Manson : the life and times of Charles Manson / Jeff Guinn.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Description: 495 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Manson, Charles, 1934-
Subjects: Murderers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Criminals -- United States -- Biography
Other Title: Life and times of Charles Manson
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-475) and index.
Contents: Charlie at the Whiskey -- Nancy and Kathleen -- Moundsville and McMechen -- Kathleen and Charlie -- McMechen again -- Prison -- Berkeley and the Haight -- L.A. -- Charlie and Dennis -- The ranches -- The bible and the Beatles -- Thwarted dreams -- Tate -- LaBianca and Shea -- Death Valley -- Unraveling -- Charlie is famous -- The trial -- The wrong man in the right place at the right time -- Appendix. Key people afterwards.
LCCN: 2012050176
ISBN: 9781451645163 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1451645163 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: B Manson