The Resource Fatal vision, Joe McGinniss

Fatal vision, Joe McGinniss

Label
Fatal vision
Title
Fatal vision
Statement of responsibility
Joe McGinniss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A documented book on a doctor in the Green Berets who was convicted of the slaying of his pregnant wife and two small daughters
  • The tragic, baffling story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, Princeton-educated physician, Green Beret officer and convicted triple murderer. It was in 1979, nine and a half years after the fact, that MacDonald was found guilty of having slain his pregnant wife and two small daughters in their Fort Bragg, N.C. home; to this day, he claims the murders were perpetrated by a band of drug-crazed hippies in an apparent copycat version of the Manson cult's killing of Sharon Tate. Fatal Vision is a chronicle of horrifying crime and its bizarre and extended aftermath, yet towering above the case itself is the magnetic and profoundly contradictory figure of Jeffrey MacDonald. Voted most popular and most likely to succeed in his Long Island high school, MacDonald seemed destined to have it all: married to his childhood sweetheart, moving at a whirlwind pace through the Ivy League, medical school and the military. First accused of the murders in 1970, he was cleared of all charges following the longest pre-trial hearing in military history. Moving to Southern California, he quickly established himself as an outstanding emergency physician--with a special interest in treating abused children. He also displayed a taste for celebrity which kept him always close to the national limelight. In 1974, however, a probe spurred by MacDonald's father-in-law, originally a staunch supporter, led to a grand jury indictment. For four more years, MacDonald's attorneys fought to have the indictment dismissed, twice bringing their legal battles to the U.S. Supreme Court. When the case finally did come to trial, author McGinniss was living with MacDonald in a fraternity house on the North Carolina State University campus. For the three years following the guilty verdict, McGinniss probed every aspect of this intricate case, gaining access to secret records and private documents that provided startling disclosures. The result is a penetration to the heart of the darkness that had enshrouded one of the most complex criminal cases ever to capture the attention of the American public. Yet Fatal Vision is more: a meticulous examination of the psyche of Jeffrey MacDonald and a shattering portrayal of the cultural values he personifies.--From dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGinniss, Joe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.M178
LC item number
M33 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacDonald, Jeffrey R
  • MacDonald, Jeffrey R
  • MacDonald, Jeffrey R
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • Criminels
  • Meurtre
  • Murder
  • Murderers
  • North Carolina
  • United States
Label
Fatal vision, Joe McGinniss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [665]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
663, [2] pages
Isbn
9780399128165
Lccn
82024127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)9111302
Label
Fatal vision, Joe McGinniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [665]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
663, [2] pages
Isbn
9780399128165
Lccn
82024127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)9111302

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...