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Member of the Family

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Zusatztext [A] disturbing! courageous memoir Her testimony! at age 17! helped convict Manson. This is a moving! intense insider's ... Lire la suite
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Zusatztext [A] disturbing! courageous memoir Her testimony! at age 17! helped convict Manson. This is a moving! intense insider's view of the cult of Manson. Informationen zum Autor Dianne Lake is a retired special-education teacher and mother of three. Deborah Herman is the author of twelve books, an attorney, and a journalist. Klappentext In late 1967, fourteen-year-old Dianne Lake became one of Charlie's girls, a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson and member of his Family. The two years that followed were a mixture of sexual manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse, as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson's true nature revealed themselves to the impressionable teenager. Though Dianne never participated in any of the group's gruesome crimes, as one of its longest members, she lived through it all, becoming a crucial eyewitness to the Family's descent into madness and ultimately providing critical testimony against Manson and his collaborators that helped put them behind barsfor life. Now Dianne shares the full story of her time with Manson, revealing how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century's most notorious criminals. For the first time, Dianne opens up about her life in the Family. Drawing upon never-before-told stories, Dianne delivers an inside account of how Manson's paranoid volatility grew over time, culminating in the final chaotic months before the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders brought the idealism of the 1960s to a stunning conclusion. Featuring sixteen pages of photos, Member of the Family is a riveting look at how one young girl helped convict one of the most diabolical and fascinating figures in modern American history and reckoned with a past she kept hidden even from those closest to her. Zusammenfassung In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence! coercion! survival! and healing! Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson! revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century's most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls." At age fourteen Dianne Lake-with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them-became one of "Charlie's girls!" a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years! the impressionable teenager endured manipulation! psychological control! and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson's true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips! to the Beatles' White Album and Manson's dangerous messiah-complex! Dianne tells the riveting story of the group's descent into madness as she lived it. Though she never participated in any of the group's gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them! Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family! and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution's case against them. With the help of good Samaritans! including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her! the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life. While much has been written about Charles Manson! this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history. Member of the Family includes 16 pages of photographs. ...

#8220;[A] disturbing, courageous memoir… Her testimony, at age 17, helped convict Manson. This is a moving, intense insider’s view of the cult of Manson.”

Auteur

Dianne Lake is a retired special-education teacher and mother of three.

Deborah Herman is the author of twelve books, an attorney, and a journalist.



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In late 1967, fourteen-year-old Dianne Lake became one of “Charlie’s girls,” a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson and member of his Family. The two years that followed were a mixture of sexual manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse, as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson’s true nature revealed themselves to the impressionable teenager. Though Dianne never participated in any of the group’s gruesome crimes, as one of its longest members, she lived through it all, becoming a crucial eyewitness to the Family’s descent into madness and ultimately providing critical testimony against Manson and his collaborators that helped put them behind bars—for life.

Now Dianne shares the full story of her time with Manson, revealing how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals. For the first time, Dianne opens up about her life in the Family. Drawing upon never-before-told stories, Dianne delivers an inside account of how Manson’s paranoid volatility grew over time, culminating in the final chaotic months before the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders brought the idealism of the 1960s to a stunning conclusion.

Featuring sixteen pages of photos, Member of the Family is a riveting look at how one young girl helped convict one of the most diabolical and fascinating figures in modern American history and reckoned with a past she kept hidden even from those closest to her.



Résumé

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century's most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls."

At age fourteen Dianne Lakewith little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave thembecame one of "Charlie's girls," a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson's true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles' White Album and Manson's dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group's descent into madness as she lived it.

Though she never participated in any of the group's gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution's case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life.

While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.

Member of the Family includes 16 pages of photographs.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Member of the Family
Sous-titre: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties
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Code EAN: 9780062695581
ISBN: 978-0-06-269558-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 400
Année: 2018