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The Resource A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, Errol Morris

A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, Errol Morris

Label
A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
Title
A wilderness of error
Title remainder
the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
Statement of responsibility
Errol Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris examines the nature of evidence and proof in the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case. In 1979 MacDonald was convicted of the brutal 1970 murder of his wife and two children, and remains in prison today. Since then a number of bestselling books, including Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision, and a blockbuster television miniseries have attempted to solve and explain the MacDonald case. Here, Morris, who has been investigating the case for nearly two decades, reveals that almost everything we know about it is ultimately flawed, and an innocent man may be behind bars. In a reinvention of the true-crime thriller, Morris looks behind the haze of myth. Drawing on court transcripts, lab reports, and original interviews, he brings a complete forty-year history back to life and allows the reader to explore the case as a detective might by confronting the evidence as if for the first time.--From publisher description
Summary
Recounts the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case and how it reflects shortcomings in the justice system, drawing on court transcripts, lab reports, and original interviews to consider the plausibility of MacDonald's innocence
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10133420
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Errol
Dewey number
364.1523092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • MacDonald, Jeffrey R
  • Murderers
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
Label
A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, Errol Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published with a new postcript"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-548) and index
Contents
People associated with the case -- Prologue: 544 Castle Drive -- 1. A convincing story ; Lee Marvin is afraid ; Breaking the sound barrier ; A subtly constructed reflex machine ; The impossible coffee table ; Ten-hour drive ; The flowerpot ; The girl with the floppy hat ; No evidence ; Not true -- 2. Totally wrong ; Terrible, terrible, terrible idea ; Colonel Rock ; A great fear ; Convinced in her mind ; The impossible coffee table, part II ; A losing proposition ; Media freak ; A conclusion could not be reached ; Mute witness ; I'm not a CSI guy ; A comb and a toothbrush -- 3. The jail cell ; Things do not lie ; Pigs on ice ; Forty-eight holes ; Target in motion ; California evil ; Troublesome psychopathy ; Round in circles ; Ace in the hole ; Wanted ; In my mind, it seems that I saw this thing happen ; The journey's end ; Unclearly trustworthy ; The four-legged table ; The slaughterhouse -- 4. The use and abuse of physical evidence ; A rounded picture ; Absolutely batshit crazy ; The sound of music ; A Satanic cult ; E-323 and Q-89 ; It wasn't a doll ; 1-821-3266 ; In bright red ; The almost inescapable conclusion -- 5. Cops who came in from the cold ; Just be Jeff ; I can't talk about what I think ; A book story ; Eskatrol ; Essential integrity ; Delightfully blue -- 6. Before the law ; I know. I know. I know. ; Crumbs ; The morning newspaper ; The five percent ; Coincidences ; Gene Stoeckley -- 7. Two prisoners ; Flame-out ; Specimen 91A ; A black sky
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 553 p.
Isbn
9780143123699
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)837178935
  • (OCoLC)837178935
Label
A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, Errol Morris
Publication
Note
"Published with a new postcript"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-548) and index
Contents
People associated with the case -- Prologue: 544 Castle Drive -- 1. A convincing story ; Lee Marvin is afraid ; Breaking the sound barrier ; A subtly constructed reflex machine ; The impossible coffee table ; Ten-hour drive ; The flowerpot ; The girl with the floppy hat ; No evidence ; Not true -- 2. Totally wrong ; Terrible, terrible, terrible idea ; Colonel Rock ; A great fear ; Convinced in her mind ; The impossible coffee table, part II ; A losing proposition ; Media freak ; A conclusion could not be reached ; Mute witness ; I'm not a CSI guy ; A comb and a toothbrush -- 3. The jail cell ; Things do not lie ; Pigs on ice ; Forty-eight holes ; Target in motion ; California evil ; Troublesome psychopathy ; Round in circles ; Ace in the hole ; Wanted ; In my mind, it seems that I saw this thing happen ; The journey's end ; Unclearly trustworthy ; The four-legged table ; The slaughterhouse -- 4. The use and abuse of physical evidence ; A rounded picture ; Absolutely batshit crazy ; The sound of music ; A Satanic cult ; E-323 and Q-89 ; It wasn't a doll ; 1-821-3266 ; In bright red ; The almost inescapable conclusion -- 5. Cops who came in from the cold ; Just be Jeff ; I can't talk about what I think ; A book story ; Eskatrol ; Essential integrity ; Delightfully blue -- 6. Before the law ; I know. I know. I know. ; Crumbs ; The morning newspaper ; The five percent ; Coincidences ; Gene Stoeckley -- 7. Two prisoners ; Flame-out ; Specimen 91A ; A black sky
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 553 p.
Isbn
9780143123699
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)837178935
  • (OCoLC)837178935

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