By Gary M. Lavergne
Read or Download A sniper in the tower: the Charles Whitman mass murders PDF
Best state & local books
Little has been written concerning the colonists despatched through Spanish experts to settle the northern frontier of latest Spain, to stake Spain’s declare and function a buffer opposed to encroaching French explorers. "Los Paisanos," they have been referred to as - basic kingdom those who lived by way of their very own hard work, remoted, threatened via opposed Indians, and constrained by way of legislation from looking chance somewhere else.
This ebook covers nearly each significant point of black existence in Oklahoma, and environment it except different experiences of blacks within the country is the emphasis the writer offers to social and cultural advancements withing the black neighborhood. the issues of lifestyle and the thrill and pleasures of residing are important matters of the ebook, and the writer devotes a lot awareness to the associations that gave power to existence less than the process of segregation.
- People of the West Desert: Finding Common Ground
- The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush
- Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South
- Bygone Coastal Maine
- The remaking of Pittsburgh: class and culture in an industrializing city 1877-1919
- Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State
Extra resources for A sniper in the tower: the Charles Whitman mass murders
Schuck later remembered: "It didn't take long after this incident and the urging of myself and Kathy, whom he was now dating steadily along with another girl . . to stifle Charlie's interest in card playing. 14 Not all instances of Charlie's immaturity were so sinister, though some could be cruel. David Pratt, a dorm resident, related that after a night of drinking, Charlie decided to try to get Nikita Khruschev on the phone in order to tell the Soviet General Secretary that he did not like him.
Large awnings shielded the windows of the wood-framed house from Florida's radiant heat. The home's front yard had been expertly landscaped and dotted with tropical fruit trees. By the 1950s a swimming pool was installed in the backyard and an upstairs apartment rested above the large garage. By the 1960s the home was valued at $12,00015,000. Every room was finely furnished. On almost every wall, along with the pictures, guns were displayed. C. 's admitted fanaticism for weapons provided his sons with the opportunity to become accustomed to instruments of hunting and aggression.
He seemed more mature than most students, and [was] very, very serious," stated Professor Leonardt Kreisle, Charlie's academic advisor. Schuck remembered him as well-mannered, good looking, well-dressed, and personable. 12 Today it is evident that Charlie had become a consummate actor. He could be a serious student, a contrite poacher, a daredevil, or a model marine. He considered himself a polished bluffer and a better-than-average gambler. In Charlie's circle of acquaintances, the stakes could get high, especially for college students with limited resources.