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Chaos

Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties
Lu par : Kevin Stillwell
Durée : 16 h et 14 min
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Chaos written by Tom O'Neill with Dan Piepenbring, read by Kevin Stillwell.

A journalist’s 20-year obsession with the Manson murders brings shocking revelations about the most infamous crimes in American history: carelessness from police, misconduct by prosecutors and even potential surveillance by intelligence agents. What really happened in 1969?

In 1999, when Tom O’Neill was assigned a magazine piece about the 30th anniversary of the Manson murders, he worried there was nothing new to say. Weren’t the facts indisputable? Charles Manson had ordered his teenage followers to commit seven brutal murders and in his thrall, they’d gladly complied. But when O’Neill began reporting the story, he kept finding holes in the prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s narrative, long enshrined in the best-selling Helter Skelter. Before long, O’Neill had questions about everything from the motive to the manhunt. Though he’d never considered himself a conspiracy theorist, the Manson murders swallowed the next two decades of his career. He was obsessed.

Searching but never speculative, Chaos follows O’Neill’s 20-year effort to rebut the ‘official’ story behind Manson. Who were his real friends in Hollywood and how far would they go to hide their ties? Why didn’t law enforcement act on their many chances to stop him? And how did he turn a group of peaceful hippies into remorseless killers? O’Neill’s hunt for answers leads him from reclusive celebrities to seasoned spies, from the Summer of Love to the shadowy sites of the CIA’s mind-control experiments, on a trail rife with cover-ups and coincidences.

Featuring hundreds of new interviews and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI and the CIA, Chaos mounts an argument that could be, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Steven Kay, strong enough to overturn the verdicts on the Manson murders. In those two dark nights in Los Angeles, O’Neill finds the story of California in the '60s: when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing and utopia - or dystopia - was just an acid trip away.

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©2019 Tom O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27/08/2020

Chias a must read

A thought provoking read and listen. . Eye opener into FBI after years of investigating. Could not put it down.

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  • Andrew
  • 24/08/2020

Disappointing

While I went into reading the book with a complete open mind and having finished Helier Skelter recently, I found Tom O'Neill's book disappointing. After watching his Podcast with Joe Rogan, I was really hoping that there would be some major revelation about what really happened, but he never had any solid conclusions other than all the speculative inferences he made. Most of the documentation referenced could always be interpreted with a conspiratorial angle. Conveniently, all the conspirators that are implicated in the book are dead. All the people O'Neill implicates as having covered up the "real" motives for the murders are no longer around to defend themselves. While I don't doubt that the author was forensically thorough with the research, I would have loved for there to have been some sort of finality in O'Neill's ending. You know, nail your colours to the mast. I can't help but feel that O'Neill had a major beef with Bugliosi.

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  • harriet kilduff
  • 19/07/2020

Brilliant!

So interesting and well researched. I want more books on conspiracy and cover up please Tom O’Neill!

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  • malcolm
  • 12/05/2020

Excellent

A great read taking place in the real world that reads more like fiction. Well researched