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Columbine

By Dave Cullen
Narrated by Don Leslie / 14 hours 6 minutes
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Columbine

“Well-researched and comprehensive. Have followed quite a bit on the topic over the last two decades, and Cullen's version gave a solid account, particularly of the ways reporters got (and kept getting) it wrong. Listened to the audio version around the 20th anniversary of the shooting with Don Leslie's deep voice lending gravitas to a still-relevant topic in the United States.”

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EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE

"The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ."

So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year.

What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.

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Author
Narrator Don Leslie
ISBN 9781549117251
Length 14 hours 6 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #1,097 Overall
Genre Rank #94 in History
 

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