"Excellent...amazing how much still comes as a surprise." —New York Times Book Review
"Like Capote's In Cold Blood, this tour de force gets below the who and the what of a horrifying incident to lay bare the devastating why." —People
"A staggering work of journalism." Washington PostTen years in the works, a masterpiece of reportage, this is the definitive account of the Columbine massacre, its aftermath, and its significance, from the acclaimed journalist who followed the story from the outset.
In his accounting of the Columbine Massacre, Dave Cullen takes readers from the origins of the event to its terrible culmination and aftermath, drawing on nine years of painstaking journalistic research. Over the course of this gripping narrative, the author approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight: debunking myths, supplying crucial missing details, and getting at the heart of Columbine's significance. What emerges is an indelible portrait of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest-- and most socially and historically important-- shooting tragedies of the 20th century.
Dave Cullen is a journalist and author who has contributed to Slate, Salon, and the New York Times. He is considered the nation's foremost authority on the Columbine killers, and has also written extensively on Evangelical Christians, gays in the military, politics, and pop culture. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Boulder, Cullen has won several writing awards, including a GLAAD Media Award, Society of Professional Journalism awards, and several Best of Salon citations.
Publication Date: 03/03/2010 - 12:00am
On Sale: 03/03/2010 - 12:00am