I don't like Mr. Bugliosi's books normally. I have found other Manson Family accounts , such as "The Family" , to be much more informative and unbiased. You must remember that Mr. Bugliosi's account is biased as he was the prosecuting attorney. If you want a factual , unbiased account, I highly encourage you to read "The Family" as well. Not that I believe this was a peaceful group, lol, quite the contrary. If you are interested in Mason Family accounts, you have way more options other than Mr. Bugliosi's.
Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi wrote this tale of true crime back in 1974 and even after 33 years, "Helter Skelter" remains a true crime classic. The book is over 700 pages and dissects not only the crimes, but also Charles Manson's background and the Family's various travels and journeys, including run-ins with the law prior to the infamous nights in question. The trial is also covered, which could be in excruciating detail for some.
Even with the glorification of violence today, "Helter Skelter" remains a true story that is so frightening because it could have happened anywhere, to anyone.
This is a very scary true story about the Manson family. The murdered many people in cold blood...this is the story about how they were caught, tried, and convicted
If you like true-crime books you must read this. This book is amazing as it tells the tale of how the Manson family was discovered to be, tried as, and convicted of being guilty of the Tate-La Bianca murders in California.
This book scared the crap out of me! I read it the summer after I left college when I still lived with my parents, but I was home alone the week I read it. I was so freaked out, I kept dreaming that Manson and his girls were coming to get me. I still have nightmares from time to time about it. It's a great book, but lock all your doors and make sure you're in a safe place when you read it.