Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

By Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

Obviously the most famous Manson book published, it has sold over 7 million copies, making it the best-selling True-Crime book of all time. Written by prosecuting attorney Vincent Bugliosi with author Curt Gentry, Helter Skelter provides the reader with a front row seat for both the investigation and trial. In exhaustive fashion, Bugliosi reveals the details of the Manson family, the Helter Skelter motive, and the nightmarish murders themselves. A must read.

Book Description: A national bestseller — over 7 million copies sold. “[A] social document of rare importance.” — The New Republic

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider’s position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the twentieth century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Here is the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime.

Both Helter Skelter and Vincent Bugliosi’s subsequent Till Death Us Do Part won Edgar Allan Poe Awards for best true-crime book of the year. 50 pages of black-and-white photographs

Pages: 689

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Older Edition edition (December 2001)

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3 Responses to Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

  1. Lori says:

    Absolutely the best book on the subject. A lot of these so-called “experts”, and bloggers love to discount Bugliosi. I am not one of them. He did what he had to do to get these monsters behind bars so they wouldn’t hurt anyone else. Actually, this is the first book everyone should read on the subject. Lots of details, but photos are very old, and sometimes hard to see.

  2. Catherine says:

    Bugliolsi’s book is a must read. He really nails down how crazy these people are, and I believe the book is as close to the truth about Charles Manson as you, the reader, are going to get. I do believe that despite Manson’s influence, the killers knew the difference between right and wrong and should be held accountable for their actions, and should NEVER be granted parole.

  3. Fred Bloggs says:

    While the book is definitely the “go to” book on the case and a fantastic tome, I have felt for close to 30 years that it needs to be read alongside some of the others on the subject, if only from a balance point of view. Actually, in some ways, reading other books with an opposing point of view actually forces one to look at Bugliosi’s schtick all the more closely and I’ve found that while certain elements can be discounted or at the very least questioned and doubted, overall his position is strengthened.

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