EVENT OVERVIEW: The critically acclaimed author of The Last Gunfight and Go Down Together, Jeff Guinn will present his New Biography Manson: The Life And Times Of Charles Manson.
ABOUT JEFF GUINN: Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Last Gunfight and Go Down Together, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award in 2010. Formerly an award-winning investigative journalist and now a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
ABOUT MANSON: The most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today. More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson's childhood. Guinn interviewed Manson s sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson Family have provided new information about Manson's life. Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, such as why one person on the property where the murders occurred was spared. Manson puts the killer in the context of his times, the turbulent late sixties, an era of race riots and street protests when authority in all its forms was under siege. Guinn shows us how Manson created and refined his message to fit the times, persuading confused young women (and a few men) that he had the solutions to their problems. At the same time he used them to pursue his long-standing musical ambitions, relocating to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract. His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences as he convinced his followers to commit heinous murders on successive nights.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.
EVENT FORMAT: Jeff Guinn will discuss his new book and answer audience questions. A booksigning will follow the discussion. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $27.50 plus tax, includes one Hardcover copy of Manson, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.
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ADMITS TWO: Includes one Hardcover copy of Manson, one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.
ADMITS ONE: Includes one Hardcover copy of Manson and one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.
AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes Hardcover copy of Manson signed by Jeff Guinn.