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The family: the story of Charles Manson's dune buggy attack battalion 1 edition

Cover of: The family | Ed Sanders
About the Book

In August of 1969, during two bloody evenings of paranoid, psychedelic savagery, Charles Manson and his dystopic communal family helped to wreck the dreams of the Love Generation. At least nine people were murdered, among them Sharon Tate, the young, beautiful, pregnant, actress and wife of Roman Polanski. Ed Sanders’ unnerving and detailed look at the horror dealt by Manson and his followers is a classic of the true-crime genre. The Family was originally published in 1971 and remains the most meticulously researched account of the most notorious murders of the 1960s. Using firsthand accounts from some of the family’s infamous members, including Manson himself, the book chronicles the group and their journeys all the way up to their arrest in Death Valley. From dog blood cults, to the Process Church of Final Judgment, Sanders connects the dots of “Helter Skelter”. Both eerie and odd, the family is portrayed as a group of traveling strangers turned satanic zombies. Sanders examines not only the origins and legacy of Manson and his family, but also the mysteries that persist.

1 edition First published in 1971

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Cover of: The family


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