Melnick, Jeffrey Paul.
If you are looking for a tell-all of the Manson murders you have come to the wrong place. (Check out Hunting Charles Manson by Lis Wiehl). Melnick is more interested in answering the question: Why are the Manson murders still a popular benchmark nearly 50 later? Melnick uses the murders as a lens to examine cultural presumptions and provides plenty of ideas to chew on in this thought provoking book.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)