Aug 10 2009
Eric Banks: The Manson Family
Cover of Watson's Will You Die for Me?
(Fleming H. Revell Company, 1978)
It’s forty years this past weekend that the most famous murders in American history went down on Cielo Drive in Los Angeles. The Manson Family has been plumbed and probed inside out and upside down—there’s Joan Didion’s The White Album, Jerzy Kosinski’s Blind Date (Kosinski narrowly missed becoming a sixth victim at the Tate-Polanski residence), and more recently Zachary Lazar’s Bobby Beausoleil–driven Sway. These books compliment Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry’s best-selling classic of true crime. You’ve no doubt read these, but here are a few other titles that any Manson syllabus should contain.
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