- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc. (June 19, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1628380284
- ISBN-13: 978-1628380286
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Charles Manson Behind Bars: The Crazy Antics and Amazing Revelations of America's Icon of Evil Paperback – June 19, 2013
|New from||Used from|
Best Books of 2016
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Since 1970 I've read every book published about Charles Manson from the early 5 to Die to Jeff Guinn's abysmal best seller. Not even Manson's own autobiography answers all the questions. Willie Mendez's book comes closer to a portrait of "the most dangerous man alive" than any other book I've yet read.
Nikolas Schreck and Marlin Marynick have both written valuable books about Manson, but both of these writers sought him out and encountered him in artificial circumstances. Their view of him is through a filter. Mendez did not ask to be housed next to Manson. He came to know Manson in a natural way. Manson opened up to him and what comes forth is both a frightening and stunning portrait of a horribly abused and neglected boy who grew up to be accused, I would say with no credible evidence against him, of one of the most horrific crimes in American history. Charles Manson may be guilty but NOT as charged.
There are here amazing revelations. Mendez offers information not in any other book about Manson. Manson's exposure to his mother's work as a prostitute is glossed over in every other book. As to the crazy antics, I did not find myself laughing a lot as I read this book. Charles Manson has been driven mad by a system that first offered him no options to crime but starvation then when he became a criminal offered no rehabilitation. Manson is not a genius but he is talented and far from stupid. He could have achieved a worthwhile life.Read more ›
All my life the thought and talk of Manson has always been exhausting. Here you see why.
I would recomend this book to anyone who is curious why Manson has made so much noise.
The author, an inmate at Corcoran, who was assigned a cell right next to Manson's in 2003 developed a respectful relationship with Manson and decided to earn a profit from it. The author seemed to do this with the approval of Manson. The book is just not quite that accurate ( for instance, the author wrote that Manson was from Virginia, not West Virginia) and because of this obvious mistake, it is hard to say what other facts may have been misunderstood. However, it is concerning that the author's co-author would not pick-up on this mistake and make the appropriate corrections before publication. Of course, I may have it all wrong and f so I stand corrected and apologize.
I wish the author success, but at the same time urge that he correct his mistakes so as to gain more general and overall credibility. If he didn't get Manson's early history correct (Virginia/West Virginia roots), one cannot put too much faith that what Manson newly revealed to him about the California murders was any more accurate.
It's certainly a new and interesting take on Manson in lock-up with emphasis on his environmental concerns and AWTA.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i didn't read the book myself because i gave this to a co-worker as a Christmas gift. she said it was very good.Published 19 months ago by kelly smith