NEWTOWN AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

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Newtown

Author : Matthew Lysiak
ISBN : 9781476753751
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Newtown

Author : Matthew Lysiak
ISBN : 9781476753744
Genre : History
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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 American tragedy became a lighting rod for political agendas, much like Columbine 10 years earlier.
Category: History

Newtown

Author : Matthew Lysiak
ISBN : 9781476753768
Genre : True Crime
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A journalist for The Daily News (New York) offers a “meticulous account of the Newtown massacre and its aftermath.…it’s been a year, and this harrowing book might be a reminder that the debate needs reviving” (Kirkus Reviews). The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. We remember the numbers: twenty children and six 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 to present the comprehensive story that must be told—today—if we are to prevent another American tragedy in the days to come.
Category: True Crime

An American Tragedy

Author : Theodore Dreiser
ISBN : 9780795311512
Genre : Fiction
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Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy (1925) is nothing less than what the title holds it to be; it is the story of a weak-willed young man who is both villain and victim (the victim of a valueless, materialistic society) and someone who ultimately destroys himself. Dreiser modeled the story of Clyde Griffiths on a real-life murder that took place in 1906; a young social climber of considerable charm murdered his pregnant girlfriend to get her out of the way so that he could instead play to the affections of a rich girl who had begun to notice him. But An American Tragedy is more than simply a powerful murder story. Dreiser pours his own dark yearnings into his character, Clyde Griffiths, as he details the young man’s course through his ambitions of wealth, power, and satisfaction. The Indiana-born Dreiser (1871-1945) has never cut a dashing or romantic swath through American literature. He has no Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to signify his importance. Yet he remains for myriad reasons: his novels are often larger than life, rugged, and defy the norms of conventional morality and organized religion. They are unapologetic in their sexual candor--in fact, outrightly frank--and challenge even modern readers. The brooding force of Dreiser’s writing casts a dark shadow across American letters. Here in An American Tragedy, Dreiser shows us the flip side of The American Dream in a gathering storm that echoes with all of the power and force of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Inspired by the writings of Balzac and the ideas of Spenser and Freud, Dreiser went on to become one of America’s best naturalist writers. An American Tragedy is testimony to the strength of Dreiser’s work: it retains all of its original intensity and force.
Category: Fiction

No Right To Remain Silent

Author : Lucinda Roy
ISBN : 9780307451705
Genre : True Crime
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The world watched in horror in April 2007 when Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho went on a killing rampage that resulted in the deaths of thirty-two students and faculty members before he ended his own life. Former Virginia Tech English department chair and distinguished professor Lucinda Roy saw the tragedy unfold on the TV screen in her home and had a terrible realization. Cho was the student she had struggled to get to know–the loner who found speech torturous. After he had been formally asked to leave a poetry class in which he had shared incendiary work that seemed directed at his classmates and teacher, Roy began the difficult task of working one-on-one with him in a poetry tutorial. During those months, a year and a half before the massacre, Roy came to realize that Cho was more than just a disgruntled young adult experimenting with poetic license; he was, in her opinion, seriously depressed and in urgent need of intervention. But when Roy approached campus counseling as well as others in the university about Cho, she was repeatedly told that they could not intervene unless a student sought counseling voluntarily. Eventually, Roy’s efforts to persuade Cho to seek help worked. Unbelievably, on the three occasions he contacted the counseling center staff, he did not receive a comprehensive evaluation by them–a startling discovery Roy learned about after Cho’s death. More revelations were to follow. After responding to questions from the media and handing over information to law enforcement as instructed by Virginia Tech, Roy was shunned by the administration. Papers documenting Cho’s interactions with campus counseling were lost. The university was suddenly on the defensive. Was the university, in fact, partially responsible for the tragedy because of the bureaucratic red tape involved in obtaining assistance for students with mental illness, or was it just, like many colleges, woefully underfunded and therefore underequipped to respond to such cases? Who was Seung-Hui Cho? Was he fully protected under the constitutional right to freedom of speech, or did his writing and behavior present serious potential threats that should have resulted in immediate intervention? How can we balance students’ individual freedom with the need to protect the community? These are the questions that have haunted Roy since that terrible day. No Right to Remain Silent is one teacher’s cri de coeur–her dire warning that given the same situation today, two years later, the ending would be no less terrifying and no less tragic. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: True Crime

Massacre In Newtown

Author : Henry Berry
ISBN : 1482560747
Genre : True Crime
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Henry Berry lives about 20 miles south of Newtown in Fairfield County. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, like many others across the country, he was shocked, alarmed, and confused by the scale and savagery of the shootings of more than 20 children and adults in Newtown on December 14, 2012. His book "Massacre in Newtown - Adam Lanza's Dark Passage to Madness" is an effort to try to gain a grasp of this horrible event for whatever consolation and peace this may offer. "Massacre in Newtown" analyzes and evaluates many details of actions and decisions Adam Lanza is known to have made leading up to the moment when he burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School heavily armed to murder so many helpless, trapped individuals. Published before the completion and release of the unofficial Connecticut report on the massacre, in taking up widely-reported, confirmed facts of the event and its timeline, this early study is germane and insightful. Drawing on his lifelong pursuits of psychology, literary studies, art criticism, philosophy, and cultural studies for "Massacre in Newtown - Adam Lanza's Dark Passage to Madness," Henry Berry uncovers sources and follows the process eventuating in an unspeakable, unimaginable episode of madness.
Category: True Crime

Newtown School Shooting

Author : Lisa Owings
ISBN : 9781624017223
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title examines an important historic event„the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the man behind the shooting, Adam Lanza, the tragic events of December 14, 2012, the shootingÍs aftermath and the communityÍs response, and the victimsÍ families advocacy work in subsequent months. Also discussed are gun laws in the United States, new legislation introduced in Congress regarding gun control, and mental health policy and law. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sandy Hook Massacre

Author : Doug Giles
ISBN : 1618080598
Genre : Education
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"Doug Giles and his team over at ClashDaily.com cut through the crap to expose what have become modern day human slaughter houses: gun free zones. Their candid arguments about allowing teachers to protect themselves and the students in their care through concealed carry should be taken seriously. As a result maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to save some lives someday rather than call the cops to report the body count." - Katie Pavlich. News Editor, Townhall.com and NYT's Best-selling Author, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up The book, Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count - Police Are Minutes Away, is a compendium of columns that were originally penned by Doug Giles and the writers at ClashDaily.com after the avoidable massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary occurred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, 2012. The book, as you will see, is laid out in chronological order. Doug Giles chose to arrange it this way in order to show their response to the initial shooting and the victims, the deranged killer, the media melee and the creepy unconstitutional political overreach that this tragedy spawned. There are many lessons to be drawn from the awful Newtown, CT school shooting. Unfortunately, most of the media and political Left came up with the wrong ones. Not ClashDaily.com, however. In the wake of this horror, they offer a robust defense of American citizens' "right to keep and bear arms" and a common sense analysis of the actual answers to societal violence. This book is a significant resource for those interested in this vital, Constitutional issue.
Category: Education

Choosing Hope

Author : Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
ISBN : 9780425282311
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GENERAL. Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a single-occupancy bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal and indiscriminate massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they, too, can find light in dark moments. Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Choice

Author : Matthew Lysiak
ISBN : 9781456606909
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Choice resurrects iconic Conservative Ronald Reagan, making him 32 years younger and places him in the middle of the 2012 election. Using actual Reagan speeches and quotes, The Choice is the answer for anyone who has ever asked the question, "What would Reagan do?" The year is 2012. The United States is in peril as it faces rampant unemployment and unprecedented inflation. aAngry mobs of young people have taken to the streets in random acts of violence while in the Middle East, Iran tests a nuclear weapon. President Barack Obama, ending his first term, has federalized health care, increased government spending and grown the national debt to $15 trillion. With the election looming, the American people have never faced a more important decision. Will they stay the course with a President who believes an unregulated free market is at the core of the nation's problems? That government must be utilized to shrink the income disparity between rich and poor and level the playing field for the middle class? Or will they choose a candidate who believes that high taxes and too many regulations have stifled business? That government isn't the solution to our problems, rather the problem itself? That candidate: anone other than Ronald Wilson Reagan. Left for dead after losing the 2008 Republican nomination to John McCain, aReagan's message of tax cuts, deregulation, and peace through strength carry the former actor through the 2012 primaries, and eventually to his shocking nomination over the heavily favored Mitt Romney; setting the stage for one of the most historic elections in American history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography