By Dave Cullen
On April 20, 1999, boys left an indelible stamp at the American psyche. Their objective used to be easy: to explode their tuition, Oklahoma-City sort, and to go away "a lasting influence at the world." Their bombs failed, however the resulting taking pictures outlined a brand new period of college violence-irrevocably branding each next taking pictures "another Columbine."
When we predict of Columbine, we expect of the ditch Coat Mafia; we expect of Cassie Bernall, the lady we inspiration professed her religion earlier than she was once shot; and we expect of the boy pulling himself out of a college window -- the entire international was once staring at him. Now, in a riveting piece of journalism approximately ten years within the making, comes the tale none people knew. during this revelatory booklet, Dave Cullen has added a profile of youth killers that is going to the center of psychopathology. He lays naked the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris, and the quavering, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who went to promenade 3 days previous and obsessed approximately love in his magazine.
The result's an brilliant account of 2 strong scholars with plenty of pals, who got here to stockpile a basement cache of guns, to list their raging hatred, and to control each grownup who acquired of their approach. They left symptoms far and wide, defined by way of Cullen with a willing investigative eye and mental acumen. Drawing on 1000s of interviews, hundreds of thousands of pages of police records, FBI psychologists, and the boy's tapes and diaries, he supplies the 1st whole account of the Columbine tragedy.
In the culture of HELTER SKELTER and IN chilly BLOOD, COLUMBINE is destined to be a vintage. A close-up portrait of hatred, a neighborhood rendered helpless, and the police mistakes and cover-ups, it's a compelling and completely human portrait of 2 killers-an unforgettable cautionary story for our occasions.
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