The Indifferent Stars Above; and Empire of the Summer Moon
Bud here with a few mini reviews of some good non-fiction books.
The fascinating story of Charlie Manson, his fanatically loyal hippie followers and the savage Tate-LaBianca murders is engrossingly recounted by the author Vince Bugliosi, who was directly involved as a prosecuting attorney in the case. Forty-one years after its original publication, it deservedly remains one of the best, and most popular, True Crime books of all time.
Sample sentence: “It was so quiet, one of the killers would later say, you could almost hear the sound of ice rattling in cocktail shakers in the homes down the canyon.”
Check the WRL catalog for Helter Skelter
The story of the tragic Donner party expedition in 1846 is…
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