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Columbine

Author: David Cullen
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009.
Series: New York Times best sellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school and to leave 'a lasting impression on the world.' Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence. Dave Cullen delivers a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. He lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Case studies
True crime stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cullen, David, 1961-
Columbine.
New York : Twelve, 2009
(OCoLC)657305527
Named Person: Eric Harris; Dylan Klebold; Eric Harris; Dylan Klebold
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Cullen
ISBN: 9780446546935 0446546933
OCLC Number: 236082459
Description: x, 417 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Female down --
After and before --
The downward spiral --
Take back the school --
Judgment day --
Timeline : Before.
Series Title: New York Times best sellers.
Responsibility: Dave Cullen.

Abstract:

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school and to leave 'a lasting impression on the world.' Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence. Dave Cullen delivers a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. He lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris and the quavering, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who went to the prom three days earlier and obsessed about love in his journal. The result is an account of two good students with lots of friends, who were secretly stockpiling a basement cache of weapons, recording their raging hatred, and manipulating every adult who got in their way. They left signs everywhere. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, FBI psychologists, and the boys' tapes and diaries, he gives a complete account of the Columbine tragedy.
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Fascinating Account

by gershbec (WorldCat user published 2009-06-09) Excellent Permalink

Fascinating account of why Columbine happened, the myths surrounding Columbine and the movitations driving Harris and Klebold.  Even some of the choices that the author makes in jumping back and forward in chronology seem to work here, where in other books it might seem pretentious.  You...
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