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Charles Manson : conversations with a killer : Manson's life behind bars  Cover Image Book Book

Charles Manson : conversations with a killer : Manson's life behind bars / Edward George with Dary Matera.


"Charles Manson was perhaps the most infamous criminal of the twentieth century. Convicted for orchestrating the shocking Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969, and for two other killings, there has been much written about him. But not many people knew him as well as Edward George, who over years of conversations with Manson as his prison administrator, counselor, unofficial "press agent," and confidant, gained deep insight into Manson's mind-set. In this updated edition of George's riveting account, he illuminates the many sides of Manson: charismatic cult leader, master manipulator, calculated "showman," sly trickster, and more. George and his coauthor, Dary Matera, begin by detailing the troubling events of Manson's youth, the historic 1969 murders, and the subsequent trial that ended an era. They then pull back the curtain on the intense reality of Manson's turbulent life behind bars and the events that have transpired since the initial publication of this book in 1999, including Manson's death in 2017."

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  • ISBN: 1454940867
  • ISBN: 9781454940869
  • Physical Description: ix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Updated Sterling edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 1999 by St. Martin's Griffin as Taming the Beast: Charles Manson's Life Behind Bars"--Colophon.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Subject: Manson, Charles, 1934-2017.
George, Edward (Prison counselor)
California State Prison at San Quentin > Officials and employees > Biography.
Criminals > California > Biography.
Prisoners > California > Biography.
Correctional personnel > California > Biography.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 364.15234 M289g 2020 (Text) 33126024341525 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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