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By Gary M. Lavergne

On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the college of Texas Tower and devoted what used to be then the biggest simultaneous mass homicide in American heritage. He gunned down forty-five humans inside of and round the Tower ahead of he was once killed via Austin cops. throughout the earlier night he had killed his spouse and mom, bringing the full to 16 humans useless and no less than thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over matters which nonetheless plague the USA this present day: household violence, baby abuse, drug abuse, army indoctrination, the madness safeguard, and the fragile stability among civil liberties and public defense. "An awesome task of chronicling probably the most major situations within the annals of yankee crime. . . . Lavergne skillfully researched, documented, and analyzed a case that during some ways outlined the idea that of ‘mass homicide’ . . . will most likely develop into a vintage in anyone’s library of precise crime editions."--James Alan Fox, Dean of felony Justice, Northeastern college, Boston, Massachusetts, and an expert on mass murder

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