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By Gary M. Lavergne

On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the collage of Texas Tower and devoted what used to be then the most important simultaneous mass homicide in American historical past. He gunned down forty-five humans within and round the Tower sooner than he was once killed by way of Austin cops. in the course of the earlier night he had killed his spouse and mom, bringing the whole to 16 humans lifeless and no less than thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over concerns which nonetheless plague the US this present day: household violence, baby abuse, drug abuse, army indoctrination, the madness safety, and the fragile stability among civil liberties and public safeguard. "An remarkable task of chronicling some of the most major situations within the annals of yankee crime. . . . Lavergne skillfully researched, documented, and analyzed a case that during some ways outlined the concept that of ‘mass homicide’ . . . will most probably turn into a vintage in anyone’s library of real crime editions."--James Alan Fox, Dean of felony Justice, Northeastern collage, Boston, Massachusetts, and an expert on mass murder

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