Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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This is a book review of 'Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders' by Vincent Bulgosi and Curt Gentry. A man who has done nothing outstanding in his life, succeeded in anything, or accomplished nothing of importance has come forth from society with great influence. This man, who spent the majority of his life in correctional facilities and did nothing more impressive than to learn to play guitar, emerged from his incarceration, in March 1967, with a loose hold on his sanity and very twisted view of reality. He began acquiring followers in the summer of 1967, the first being Mary Brunner. He collected a multitude of young girls at first and used them to lure men to his side. This man striped the people drawn to him of their identity and they were very literally copies of himself. Charlie Manson, the leader of this group, had such a firm hold on the minds of the members of his “Family”, as he referred to the group, that they would commit murder for him without the slight

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Readings in History: 1970s America Rocio HinojosaDr. Brad Duren2/20/2008Bugliosi, Vincent: Curt Gentry. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders. New York, W.W. Norton &Company, 1974.A man who has done nothing outstanding in his life, succeeded in anything, or accomplished nothing of importance has come forth from society with great influence. This man, who spent the majority of his life in correctional facilities and did nothing more impressive than to learn to play guitar, emerged from his incarceration, in March 1967, with a loose hold on his sanity and very twisted view of reality. He began acquiring followers in the summer of 1967, the first being Mary Brunner. He collected a multitude of young girls at first and used them to lure men to his side. This man striped the people drawn to him of their identity and they were very literally copies of himself. Charlie Manson, the leader of this group, had such a firm hold on the minds of the members of his Family, as he referred to the group, that they would commit murder for him without the slightest bit of remorse for their victims.Charlie Manson was born to Kathleen Maddox in Cincinn

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