Newtown: an American tragedy

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"In the vein of Dave Cullen's Columbine, the first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook tragedy--with exclusive new reporting that chronicles the horrific events of December 14, 2012, including new insight into the dark mind of gunman Adam Lanza. Twenty-six people dead; twenty of them schoolchildren between the ages of six and seven. The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. Now, here is the startling, comprehensive look at this tragedy, and into the mind of the unstable killer, Adam Lanza. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a decade's worth of emails from Lanza's mother to close friends that chronicled his slow slide into mental illness, Newtown pieces together the perfect storm that led to this unspeakable act of violence that shattered so many lives. Newtown explores the two central theories that have permeated the media since the attack: some claim Lanza suffered from severe mental illness, while others insist that, far from being a random act of insanity, this was a meticulously thought out, premeditated attack at least two years in the making by a violent video-gamer so obsessed with "glory kills" and researching mass murderers that he was willing to go to any length to attain the top score. Lanza's dark descent from a young boy with adjustment disorders to a calculating killer is interwoven with the Newtown massacre as it unfolded at the time, told from the points of view of eye witnesses, survivors, parents of victims, first responders, and Adam's relatives. A definitive account of a tragedy that shook a nation, Newtown features exclusive material including initial misinformation reported by the media and commentary on how this catastrophic event became a lightning rod for political agendas, much like Columbine did more than a decade ago"--
Chronicling the horrific events of December 14, 2012, this first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook shootings sheds new light on the unstable killer, Adam Lanza, and shows how this tragedy became a lighting rod for political agendas.
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author2-role , "In the vein of Dave Cullen's Columbine, the first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook tragedy--with exclusive new reporting that chronicles the horrific events of December 14, 2012, including new insight into the dark mind of gunman Adam Lanza. Twenty-six people dead; twenty of them schoolchildren between the ages of six and seven. The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. Now, here is the startling, comprehensive look at this tragedy, and into the mind of the unstable killer, Adam Lanza. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a decade's worth of emails from Lanza's mother to close friends that chronicled his slow slide into mental illness, Newtown pieces together the perfect storm that led to this unspeakable act of violence that shattered so many lives. Newtown explores the two central theories that have permeated the media since the attack: some claim Lanza suffered from severe mental illness, while others insist that, far from being a random act of insanity, this was a meticulously thought out, premeditated attack at least two years in the making by a violent video-gamer so obsessed with "glory kills" and researching mass murderers that he was willing to go to any length to attain the top score. Lanza's dark descent from a young boy with adjustment disorders to a calculating killer is interwoven with the Newtown massacre as it unfolded at the time, told from the points of view of eye witnesses, survivors, parents of victims, first responders, and Adam's relatives. A definitive account of a tragedy that shook a nation, Newtown features exclusive material including initial misinformation reported by the media and commentary on how this catastrophic event became a lightning rod for political agendas, much like Columbine did more than a decade ago"--Provided by publisher., 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 09 min.)) :digital., 11412285Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 12/14/2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut. We remember the numbers: 20 children and 6 adults, murdered in a place of nurture and trust. We remember the names: teachers like Victoria Soto, who lost her life protecting her students. A shooter named Adam Lanza. And we remember the questions: outraged conjecture instantly monopolized the worldwide response to the tragedy, while the truth went missing. Here is the definitive journalistic account of Newtown, an essential examination of the facts-not only of that horrific day but the perfect storm of mental instability and obsession that preceded it and, in the aftermath of unspeakable heartbreak, the controversy that continues to play out on the national stage. Drawn from previously undisclosed emails, police reports, and in-depth interviews, Newtown: An American Tragedy breaks through a miasma of misinformation with its comprehensive and astonishing portrayal. This is the vital story that must be told today if we are to prevent another American tragedy in the days to come.A portion of the proceeds from this audiobook will be donated to the Avielle Foundation., 145269821X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 2013034956, 33021026098316atcriT CRIMEng1380962a, 371.7/82097469, 960870, 9781452698212 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 9781476753744 (hardback), 9781476753751 (trade paperback), Chronicling the horrific events of December 14, 2012, this first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook shootings sheds new light on the unstable killer, Adam Lanza, and shows how this tragedy became a lighting rod for political agendas., DLCengDLCrdaDLCNjBwBTGCmBT, Digital content provided by hoopla., First Gallery Books hardcover edition., HISTORY / United States / 21st Century, LB3013.33.C8L96 2013, Lysiak, Matthew., MWT11412285, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New York :Gallery Books,2013, Newtown :an American tragedy /Matthew Lysiak., Newtown :an American tragedyMatthew Lysiak., Read by Adam Verner., Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, Conn.), Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newton, Conn., 2012., Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newtown, Conn., 2012., School shootings., T CRIME, TRU002000TRU000000TRU002010, TRUE CRIME / General, TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers, True Crime / Murder / General, Unabridged., Verner, Adam., [United States]:Tantor Audio ,2013., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/ttm_9781452698212_180.jpeg, n-us-ct, online resourcecr, pcc, spoken wordspw, text, unmediated, volume, xvi, 264 pages ;24 cm.
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subject_facet HISTORY / United States / 21st Century, Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, Conn.), Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newton, Conn., 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newtown, Conn., 2012, School shootings, TRUE CRIME / General, TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers, True Crime / Murder / General
title_display Newtown : an American tragedy
title_full Newtown : an American tragedy / Matthew Lysiak, Newtown : an American tragedy [electronic resource] / Matthew Lysiak
title_short Newtown :
title_sub an American tragedy
topic_facet Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newton, Conn., 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newtown, Conn., 2012, School shootings