New PDF release: A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders

By Gary M. Lavergne

On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the college of Texas Tower and devoted what used to be then the biggest simultaneous mass homicide in American historical past. He gunned down forty-five humans within and round the Tower sooner than he used to be killed via Austin law enforcement officials. through the earlier night he had killed his spouse and mom, bringing the full to 16 humans useless and not less than thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over matters which nonetheless plague the USA this day: family violence, baby abuse, drug abuse, army indoctrination, the madness security, and the fragile stability among civil liberties and public safeguard. "An notable activity of chronicling probably the most major instances within the annals of yankee crime. . . . Lavergne skillfully researched, documented, and analyzed a case that during some ways outlined the concept that of ‘mass homicide’ . . . will most likely turn into a vintage in anyone’s library of precise crime editions."--James Alan Fox, Dean of felony Justice, Northeastern collage, Boston, Massachusetts, and an expert on mass murder

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