By Dave Cullen
EXPANDED WITH a brand new EPILOGUE
"The tragedies continue coming. As we reel from the most recent horror . . . " So starts a brand new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine grew to become the template for almost 20 years of "spectacle murders." it's a fake script, seized upon through a new release of recent killers. within the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the central to appreciate the crime that sparked this plague grows extra pressing each year.
What quite occurred April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp at the American psyche, yet such a lot of what we "know" is inaccurate. It wasn't approximately jocks, Goths, or the ditch Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was once one of many first newshounds on scene, and spent ten years in this book-widely well-known because the definitive account. With a willing investigative eye and mental acumen, he attracts on mountains of proof, perception from the world's best forensic psychologists, and the killers' personal phrases and drawings-several reproduced in a brand new appendix. Cullen paints uncooked photographs of 2 polar contrary killers. They distinction starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption one of the survivors.