Chaos

Chaos

The Truth Behind the Manson Murders

Summary

As featured on The Joe Rogan Experience
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A journalist's twenty-year obsession with the Manson murders leads to shocking new conspiracy theories about the FBI's involvement in this fascinating re-evaluation of one of the most infamous cases in American history.

Twenty years ago, reporting for a routine magazine piece about the infamous Manson murders, journalist Tom O'Neill didn't expect to find anything new. But the discovery of horrifying new evidence kick-started an obsession and his life's work. What had he unearthed and what did it mean: why was there surveillance by intelligence agents? Why did the police make these particular mistakes and why did Tom's greatest ally in this fight turn into his biggest foe?

Chaos is an explosive read that will shock, grip and change our understanding of a case that has haunted the world for over fifty years.
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'Riveting ... Sensational revelations ... True crime fans will be enthralled.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'[Full of] scandalous findings ... to me it seems only too plausible. O'Neill's intricately sinister 'secret history' often sounds incredible; that doesn't mean that it's not all true.' OBSERVER

'Tantalizing ... Founded on prodigious research ... O'Neill's 20-year investigation reads like a thriller.' LOS ANGELES TIMES

Reviews

  • O’Neill's investigations started twenty years ago…and they have continued ever since … His research monomaniacally took over his life … [Full of] scandalous findingsAs it develops, O'Neill's tale embroils an increasingly stellar cast of accomplices or enablersNo unified field theory of malfeasance would be complete without a link to the JFK assassination and the ensuing cover-up. O’Neill supplies one, and to me it seems only too plausible. Inevitably there are contemporary resonancesO’Neill's intricately sinister ‘secret history’ often sounds incredible; that doesn't mean that it's not all true.
    Observer

About the authors

Tom O’Neill

Tom O’Neill is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work has appeared in Premiere, New York, The Village Voice and Details.
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Dan Piepenbring

Dan Piepenbring is a writer and former editor at The Paris Review.
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