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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 405 pages
  • Publisher: Richard Marek Pubs; First Edition edition (1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399900500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399900501
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This book even includes actual photos.
Linda Holly
This book will certainly make the reader ask such questions.
Robert Pelton
All in all it is a very informative and interesting book.
John C. Gaines

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book recounts the horrifying crime spree known as the Zebra killings that happened in the Bay Area in the early 1970's. This spree, committed by black members of an offshoot of the Muslim religion, was done in an attempt for the murderers to win "Death Angel" status. This dubious honor was given to any "true believer" who murdered a certain number of white children, white women, or white men, or a combination of the three. (One received more credit for slaying a child or woman than a man supposedly because it would take more fortitude to do it. However, the author believes [with good reason, I think] it had more to do with the murderers being cowards afraid of anyone who might fight back.) Taking place over several months, the killers took several lives and wounded others in their barbaric attempt to win Death Angel wings. The author does a splendid job in recreating the events as well as allowing the reader to get inside the head of the people who actually believed it to be an honor to murder others. What is even more chilling than the specific Zebra murders is the fact that other Death Angels supposedly existed in California and could be walking the streets even today. For those with a strong stomach wishing to find out about a savage wave of crime (a wave that has strangely been forgotten), this is a must read.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Linda Holly on May 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Howard Clark's book Zebra is hauntingly truthful. My family member was a murdered victim of the "Death Angels" horrific crimes. The cult was an off shoot of the Muslim religion and to achieve the highest status and a possible trip to Mecca, they were to murder and maim as many white victims as they could. Points were "earned", the highest amount being white children, then white women and the least white men. When you read this book it can be shocking and unbelievable that such crimes do actually happen. San Francisco was terrified during the 70's when these crimes were being committed and Mr.Clark's book invokes that same terror in you as you read the book. This book even includes actual photos.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A terrifying true story of brutality, mutilation and mass murder. It is the story of a fanatical cult whose religious initiation consisted of hacking to death nine white men,or five women, or four children in order to attain the exalted rank of "Death Angel" No one knows how many members actually attained their "Death Angel" wings, but ZEBRA is the true account of five who tried. A haunting look inside the twisted minds of men who convinced themselves that their bloody cause was a noble one.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Why is this book out-of-print? It is well-written and the subject matter is timely. Furthermore why was this case so hushed up that I had never even heard of these crimes? The incredible evil of the perpetrators and of the radical pedagogues who inspired them is in the same league as the Manson family murders and yet there has been virtually no coverage of these heinous crimes. It was very brave of Mr. Howard to write this book and brave of the publishers to publish it. Also recommended: Paved with Good Intentions by Jared Taylor.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Robert Pelton on November 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a book everyone should read. It is a factual account of deeds ordinary human beings would not even dream of doing to one another. But these people were evidently no more than animals. Their thoughts and actions proved beyond doubt that our society has elements within it that should not be free to prey on others under any circumstances. In fact, in my mind, these kinds of people should not even be allowed to live. I cannot imagine that the media never reported these atrocities as racist crimes -- yet they certainly were. Of course this would have been politically incorrect then as it is today. The entire thing is almost impossible to imagine taking place, but it did. How many of these killers were executed for their beastly murders? How many did the taxpayers have to continue feeding in prison cells? How many are back on the streets today? How many more like thinking Blacks are roaming the streets looking for a chump to kill. This book will certainly make the reader ask such questions. It should open the eyes of many.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Nom De Plume on November 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I read somewhere on the internet a few weeks ago about the Zebra murders and wondered what the heck was that about, and how it was said that the main-stream-media had ignored this huge news item and then the book about it. BINGO! I knew I had to read the book right away, and did! It is true, like any good crime story, once you start reading it, you can't put it down. The chapter about the tracing of the gun was an interesting short story in itself.

The murders occurred in 1973 in San Francisco, and I talked to some people about it and they never heard of it, and neither did I ever recall hearing anything about it myself. But, basically these murders held a terror siege on the city of San Francisco for nearly six months! The brutality of these murders was shocking! Who they were committed by, for, and against was just as shocking. The story ends each chapter with a short memorial of each victim as the body counts begins to build up.

Though the story is well-written by a capable author, I must say there was one part in the book that was confusing and I thought the author could have stated it better. It read, "While the white family had its picnic and Ward Anderson visted his friend, the two black Muslims known an Skullcap and Rims had a philosophical discussion on the subject of murder". This part had me thinking that Ward was talking to the two Muslims as pals and I only realized this was a mistake several pages down as the story wasn't making any sense.

So, why was this book and and essentially racist crime news ignored by the big media? Sigh... somethings never change (look at today's current events). It involved race and religious beliefs, something the Left and the MSM won't touch unless it coincides with their agenda. This time it didn't, and thus, the deafening silence.
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