Columbine

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2009.
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IL: UG - BL: 6.3 - AR Pts: 20
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HL: High-Low 760L
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EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE "The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ." So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.
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ISBN:
9780446546928
9781483066424
9780446546935
9781599955223
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UG
Level 6.3, 20 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 760L
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display_description On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school and to leave 'a lasting impression on the world.' Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence. Dave Cullen delivers a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. He lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris and the quavering, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who went to the prom three days earlier and obsessed about love in his journal. The result is an account of two good students with lots of friends, who were secretly stockpiling a basement cache of weapons, recording their raging hatred, and manipulating every adult who got in their way. They left signs everywhere. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, FBI psychologists, and the boys' tapes and diaries, he gives a complete account of the Columbine tragedy.
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subject_facet Biographies, Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999, Harris, Eric, -- 1981-1999, Klebold, Dylan, -- 1981-1999, Mass murder -- Case studies, School shootings -- Colorado -- Littleton, True crime stories
title_display Columbine
title_full Columbine, Columbine / Dave Cullen
title_short Columbine
title_sub
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999, Harris, Eric, History, Klebold, Dylan, Mass murder, Nonfiction, School shootings