The Resource A sniper in the tower : the Charles Whitman murders, Gary M. Lavergne

A sniper in the tower : the Charles Whitman murders, Gary M. Lavergne

Label
A sniper in the tower : the Charles Whitman murders
Title
A sniper in the tower
Title remainder
the Charles Whitman murders
Statement of responsibility
Gary M. Lavergne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the University of Texas Tower and committed what was then the largest simultaneous mass murder in American history. He gunned down forty-five people inside and around the Tower before he was killed by two Austin police officers. During the previous evening he had killed his wife and mother, bringing the total to sixteen people dead and at least thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over issues which still plague America today: domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse, military indoctrination, gun control, the insanity defense, and the delicate balance between civil liberties and public safety
Title
A sniper in the Tower
Creator
Summary
Utilizes previously unpublished letters, writings from Whitman's journal, and photographs to provide a riveting exploration of sniper Charles Joseph Whitman's 1966 massacre of sixteen people at the University of Texas, one of the largest simultaneous mass murders in American history. Reprint
Subject
Genre
Biography type
individual biography
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197827
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.150976431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1160
Intended audience source
Lexile
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1160
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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the Charles Whitman murders
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the Charles Whitman murders
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Gary M. Lavergne
Label
A sniper in the tower : the Charles Whitman murders, Gary M. Lavergne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36024049
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781574410297
Lccn
96050411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36024049
  • (Sirsi) a1236757

Library Locations

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