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Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox
     

Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox

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by Barbie Latza Nadeau, Tina Brown (Foreword by)
 

Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it’s still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith

Overview


Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it’s still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith Kercher, brutalize her body, and cut her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior writer Barbie Latza Nadeau – who cultivated personal relationships with the key figures in both the prosecution and the defense – describes how the Knox family’s heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy’s justice system. An eye-opener for any parent considering sending a child away to study, Angel Face reveals what really went on in this incomprehensible crime.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Linda Fairstein, author and former sex crimes prosecutor
Angel Face is a brilliant postmortem of the most fascinating and disturbing true crime in recent memory.”

John Guare, playwright
“Armchair detectives of the world, unite! Angel Face is the book you’ve been waiting for.”

Marcia Clark, former L.A. District Attorney and legal commentator
“Well-researched and beautifully written, even if you’re not a true-crime buff, this book is a must-read!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984295135
Publisher:
Beast Books
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author


As a senior writer for The Daily Beast, Barbie Latza Nadeau provided weekly reports on the Amanda Knox case and trial throughout 2008 and 2009. She is also a regular contributor to Newsweek and a frequent commentator on CNN and the BBC. A fourteen-year resident of Rome, she has reported from Italy on everything from natural disasters to papal investitures.

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Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a poorly researched and written book that is full of inaccuracies about this case. The overview says the book "reveals what really went on in this incomprehensible crime". The fact is the appeal judge, Claudio Hellmann, in his motivation report (written after he sets the defendant free) disputes what this author claims as "fact" in this book. The overview also claims that the Knox family "distorted the facts". The reality is the author seriously distorts the facts in this book. The appeal judge's ruling clearly shows that. I'd recommend anyone interested in the true facts of this case NOT read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author's nonexistant references and index say volumes about the quality of the writing.
asil67 More than 1 year ago
After hearing only the news provided in the US about this case, I wanted to read this book to see what another view was like. The Knox family is another family who feels they are 'entitled'. It was interesting to read about how they conducted themselves in the court room and around town. Also how their daughter acting in the court room. A lot of the information is from court documents and observations so that does lead to inference and opinion but the author does a great job of being non-biased. I would highly recommend this book.
seekingthetruthCR More than 1 year ago
Barbie relies on hearsay, rumors and gossip to tell her story. She omits or ignores an embarassing number of extemely important FACTS to sway the reader to agree with her obvious opinion of Amanda's guilt.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book did not reveal any new information. It's just a recap of the case and interpretations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy scary ** two stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story has been in the news for several years, given the sensational nature of the crime and the scandalous nature of the parties involved. This book offers a middle-road, measured retelling of the facts. It's engrossing, riveting and chilling. Highly recommended if you are a fan of true-crime stories.
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