Reviews and Blog Posts: Cults

The United States of paranoia : a conspiracy theory

by Jesse Walker

DPL Rating:
3

In The United States of Paranoia, Jesse Walker argues that American conspiracy theories do not necessarily define us as a culture, but the fact that we believe in conspiracy theories does define us as a culture.  Therefore, Walker suggests, conspiracy theories should be embraced as American folklore.

Restless souls : the Sharon Tate family's account of stardom, the Manson murders, and a crusade for justice

by Alisa Statman

DPL Rating:
5

Written by Sharon Tate's niece, Restless Souls shifts the focus of the infamous 1969 Manson murders from the notorious Manson Family, to the family of the victims.  Riveting and sad, this book provides an insider's view of the murders' aftermath and  tells the story of the Tate family's tireless advocacy for victims' rights.

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