Summing up over three decades of Nikolas Schreck’s research into the Charles Manson phenomenon, this highly acclaimed Book of Revelations illuminates unknown dimensions of Manson as philosopher, musician, Gnostic mystic, Mafia fall guy, revolutionary, and friend, lover and drug dealer to 1960s Hollywood’s best-known rock stars and movie idols. The first comprehensive study of Manson’s life, times, crimes, and thought, this is the ultimate guide to the Manson mysteries, portraying the human being behind the media-created monster’s many masks.
Drawing on unprecedented interviews with those deeply involved in the case from all sides, and police evidence suppressed during Manson’s trial, Schreck exposes the “Helter Skelter” legend as one of the twentieth century’s greatest cover-ups, unveils the hidden Mafia drug-dealing background of the “Manson murders” and traces the underworld connections linking the victims to their killers. The author’s many years of frank conversations with Manson and others directly involved in the psychedelic era’s apocalypse allow the true story kept secret for decades to be told at last.
This long-awaited final updated edition of Schreck’s 2011 magnum opus was completed with Manson’s full cooperation. Eye-opening and startling material on the depth and breadth of Manson’s deep entanglement in the highest echelons of the Hollywood entertainment elite, the hidden truth about his musical career, and never before revealed secrets about the crimes of ’69 explode the last vestiges of the official narrative, detailing the disturbingly deceitful cover-up perpetuated on the public by an unholy alliance of crooked lawyers, organized crime, and entertainment industry power brokers. Cover Design: Jason Atomic. Chapter plates by Manko and Atomic. “Easter Monday Audience with the Underworld Pope: Charles Manson Interviewed and Decoded” is Zeena’s full transcript with introduction and annotations of the raw footage of Nikolas Schreck’s interview to his documentary, Charles Manson Superstar.
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