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Manson: The Unholy Trail of Charles and the Family: The Unholy Trail of Charlie and the Family

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Manson The persona of Charles Manson and his bizarre sway over the Family remains riveting a quarter century down the line. Manson is a gripping account of one of the most chilling and fascinating crime sagas of our time, now available in a revised and updated edition containing 36 pages of previously unpublished photographs. New vectors into the kaleidoscopic tale that ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 29th 2000 by Amok Books,U.S. (first published January 1st 1995)
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Kim Garcia
Dec 01, 2008 Kim Garcia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manson fanatics
I have a copy of the original book, published years ago.

It's tough to read (as it doesn't flow well) but interesting if you are a Manson/Helter Skelter fanatic as I am. Written from a sympathetic point of view, it elicits several new details from the Manson Family.
Stacey Lewis
Jun 29, 2012 Stacey Lewis rated it really liked it
Shelves: mason-related
Gilmore is a great author and this book offers more insight on the Family. Not the same info from Helter Skelter, which I liked.
Jacob Hale
Sep 17, 2007 Jacob Hale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book by far on Manson and "The Family" -- unlike "Helter Skelter," it's not sanctimonious, unlike Ed Sanders' "The Family," it doesn't go for the creep out factor.
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John Gilmore was born in the Charity Ward of the Los Angeles County General Hospital and was raised in Hollywood. His mother had been a studio contract-player for MGM while his step-grandfather worked as head carpenter for RKO Pictures. Gilmore's parents separated when he was six months old and he was subsequentl
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