The Summer of Helter Skelter

The Summer of Helter Skelter

by David Kennedy
Publication Date: 03/04/2017

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. It was the culmination of a criminal career that traces back to Manson's childhood.
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.
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.
We will look at the life and crime of America’s most horrific cult leader.
And explore where “The Manson Family” is today.

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