Gary M. Lavergne's A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders PDF

By Gary M. Lavergne

On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the college of Texas Tower and devoted what was once then the most important simultaneous mass homicide in American heritage. He gunned down forty-five humans inside of and round the Tower ahead of he was once killed by way of Austin law enforcement officials. throughout the past night he had killed his spouse and mom, bringing the whole to 16 humans lifeless and no less than thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over concerns which nonetheless plague the US at the present time: family violence, baby abuse, drug abuse, army indoctrination, the madness safety, and the fragile stability among civil liberties and public safeguard. "An remarkable activity of chronicling some of the most major situations within the annals of yankee crime. . . . Lavergne skillfully researched, documented, and analyzed a case that during some ways outlined the idea that of ‘mass homicide’ . . . will most probably turn into a vintage in anyone’s library of actual crime editions."--James Alan Fox, Dean of legal Justice, Northeastern college, Boston, Massachusetts, and an expert on mass murder

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