A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders by Gary M. Lavergne

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 historical past. He gunned down forty-five humans within and round the Tower ahead of he used to be killed by means of Austin law enforcement officials. through the prior night he had killed his spouse and mom, bringing the whole to 16 humans useless and no less than thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over matters which nonetheless plague the USA at the present time: household violence, baby abuse, drug abuse, army indoctrination, the madness security, and the fragile stability among civil liberties and public protection. "An notable task of chronicling the most major circumstances within the annals of yankee crime. . . . Lavergne skillfully researched, documented, and analyzed a case that during many ways outlined the idea that of ‘mass homicide’ . . . will most probably develop into a vintage in anyone’s library of real crime editions."--James Alan Fox, Dean of felony Justice, Northeastern collage, Boston, Massachusetts, and an expert on mass murder

Show description

Read or Download A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders PDF

Best murder & mayhem true accounts books

Killer Excuses: Outlandish Tales from the Courts

The courts have made up their minds, now it’s your flip. most folks have used ridiculous excuses to prevent punishment, but if it involves vintage excuses one staff of individuals leaves all others for lifeless – killers. Killer Excuses is a courtroom-drama choice of the most notable defences attempted in Australian manslaughter and homicide trials – excuses like:‘I used to be attempting to exorcise a demon.

Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama

All through American heritage, Presidents and Presidential applicants have confronted numerous assassination threats and makes an attempt on their lives. those threats have prolonged not just to sitting Presidents and applicants but additionally to Presidents-elect and previous Presidents. Assassinations, Threats, and the yankee Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama walks via Presidential heritage, the numerous assassination threats and makes an attempt that experience happened all through heritage.

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

“A fierce story of conspiracy and retribution… because of Tucker’s sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of daily element, even in gilded palaces the human psyche turns out familiarly deceitful and self-justifying. ” —Michael Sims, writer of the tale of Charlotte’s internet and Arthur and SherlockAppointed to beat the “crime capital of the world,” the 1st police leader of Paris faces an outbreak of homicide within the past due 1600s.

Anatomy of Mass Murders: Expanded Edition

This new improved variation of Anatomy of Mass Murders demolishes the myriad fake studies the yankee humans were provided with at the reason for 9-11. not just does it overview a few of the clinical evidence, it cuts to the center of the problems of what particularly occurred either earlier than & through the Sept.

Extra info for A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 49 votes

About admin