Charles Manson is finally dead

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Charles Manson is finally dead

Post by John F » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:11 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/obit ... -dead.html

I was working at W.W. Norton when we published "Helter Skelter" by Vince Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the Manson "family's" trial for murder. It was a huge best-seller, probably Norton's most successful trade book. Somehow I had missed the news reports of the murders themselves, as I was on the road as Norton's sales rep in the Plains States. But of course I read the book, and the story gave me the chills. It still does.

The Times story mentions that Manson was actually the subject of an opera by John Moran, "The Manson Family" (1990). I didn't know about that either, and apparently it has sunk without a trace. Why have Peter Sellars and John Adams not done one of their CNN operas about him? :roll:
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Re: Charles Manson is finally dead

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:27 pm

The first time I did Academic Bowl, I was only a community volunteer reader. There was a question to which the answer was Charles Manson, but the student replied "Charlie Manson," an answer I accepted. However, I added "I see you're on a first-name basis," which got a huge laugh.

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Re: Charles Manson is finally dead

Post by living_stradivarius » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:51 pm

good riddance
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Re: Charles Manson is finally dead

Post by barney » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:06 am

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:11 pm
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/obit ... -dead.html

I was working at W.W. Norton when we published "Helter Skelter" by Vince Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the Manson "family's" trial for murder. It was a huge best-seller, probably Norton's most successful trade book. Somehow I had missed the news reports of the murders themselves, as I was on the road as Norton's sales rep in the Plains States. But of course I read the book, and the story gave me the chills. It still does.

The Times story mentions that Manson was actually the subject of an opera by John Moran, "The Manson Family" (1990). I didn't know about that either, and apparently it has sunk without a trace. Why have Peter Sellars and John Adams not done one of their CNN operas about him? :roll:
It's not too late. Now you've given them the hint....

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