The Hidden Passions Behind the Double
Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk,
by Mike Weiss
Edgar Award winner as Best True Crime Book of the Year!
Francis J. Moriarty, San Diego Union: "The controversial nature of this book lies not only in the subject matter but also in Weiss' decision to delve into the real story behind the killings-the nasty mass of innuendo and sordid truth. Double Play will stand as our record, not only of what happened, but why."
Publishers Weekly: "This is a masterful history and analysis of the murders of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk by ex-supervisor Dan White."
San Francisco Supervisor Dan White assassinated Mayor George Moscone and fellow Supervisor Harvey Milk but received only a slap-on-the-wrist sentence for manslaughter—a verdict that provoked thousands of outraged San Franciscans to riot.
What hidden passions drove White to kill Moscone and Milk? How did he literally get away with murder? An exciting true crime thriller, Double Play provides often-shocking answers based on years of research and hundreds of interviews. The book earned the Edgar Award as Best True Crime Book of the Year.
This expanded and updated edition reveals for the first time White’s life after his release from prison, the first detailed accounting of White's suicide and the reasons for it, his secret plan to kill two more politicians, how his defense attorneys feared losing the trial over an unnoticed piece of evidence, what happened to the major characters in the 30 years after the assassinations, and how the killings catapulted a discouraged politician named Dianne Feinstein into national prominence and changed San Francisco irrevocably. This edition also provides more information about and photos of Harvey Milk, much unavailable anywhere else.
80 photographs and 10 illustrations are included, most never before published.
Includes Companion DVD
A companion DVD features television interviews with Moscone and White, police dispatch recordings of officers responding to the murders and hunting for the killer, Dianne Feinstein telling how she found Harvey Milk’s body, and the never-before-available recording of White’s gut-wrenching confession to the double murder of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
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80 photographs, 10 illustrations, 2-hour DVD; 496 pages. Trade hardcover edition publication date November 1, 2010, $39.95 U.S./$43.95 Canada, Hardcover ISBN 978-0-9825650-5-6
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