Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk

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After assassinating San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, killer Dan White was given only a mild sentence for manslaughter. This true crime thriller explains why White killed the two politicians, and how he got away with murder. This new expanded edition reveals for the first time how after his release from prison White confessed his true murderous intent and his secret plan to kill two more politicians. A companion DVD provides unseen television interviews and the never-before-available ...

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Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk

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Overview

After assassinating San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, killer Dan White was given only a mild sentence for manslaughter. This true crime thriller explains why White killed the two politicians, and how he got away with murder. This new expanded edition reveals for the first time how after his release from prison White confessed his true murderous intent and his secret plan to kill two more politicians. A companion DVD provides unseen television interviews and the never-before-available recording of White's gut-wrenching confession.

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Editorial Reviews

Associated Press
This is an important book for what it reveals.
Mike Hennessey
I was in City Hall the day of the murders; I was at City Hall the night of the riot. The story has been told many times, but never better than by Mike Weiss.--(San Francisco Sheriff Mike Hennessey)
San Francisco Chronicle
One couldn?t ask for a better detailed or better researched retelling of events . . . superbly carved out . . . astonishing.
San Diego Union
The real story behind the killings?the nasty mass of innuendo and sordid truth. Double Play will stand as our record.
Omaha World-Herald
The stories and history are fascinating . . . The chapters devoted to the trial . . . make any reader look askance at the judicial system.
San Francisco Sheriff Mike Hennessey
I was in City Hall the day of the murders; I was at City Hall the night of the riot. The story has been told many times, but never better than by Mike Weiss.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982565056
  • Publisher: Vince Emery Productions
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,524,146
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 6.68 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Weiss is a journalist who covered the Dan White trial for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and Time magazine and the Edgar Award-winning author of Living Together, A Very Good Year, and the Ben Henry mystery series. He lives in San Francisco.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

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    A Big Book About A Big Subject

    The interested readers who look up the crime outlined in this book will fined the following description: 'The Moscone-Milk assassinations were the killings of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who were shot and killed in San Francisco City Hall by former Supervisor Dan White on November 27, 1978. White was angry that Moscone had refused to re-appoint him to his seat on the Board of Supervisors, which White had just resigned, and that Milk had lobbied heavily against his re-appointment. Because Milk was openly gay, some consider his murder a hate crime. These events helped bring national notice to then-Board President Dianne Feinstein, who became mayor of San Francisco and eventually U.S. Senator for California. White was subsequently convicted of voluntary manslaughter, rather than of first degree murder. The verdict sparked the "White Night riots" in San Francisco, and led to the state of California abolishing the diminished capacity criminal defense. It also led to the urban legend of the "Twinkie defense", as many media reports had incorrectly described the defense as having attributed White's diminished capacity to the effects of sugar-laden junk food.[1][2] White committed suicide in 1985, a little more than a year after his release from prison.'

    DOUBLE PLAY by Mike Weiss is a hefty volume of 500 pages that sits as heavily on the lap as it gradually works its way to an equally heavy place in the psyche. The subtitle of the book is 'The hidden passions behind the double assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk' and this plethora of information is molded by author Mike Weiss into one of the most absorbing, intelligent, wise, and compelling true crime investigation books that has been before the public sense the days of HELTER SKELTER, the book that similarly minded the profundities of the Charlie Manson gang as written by Vincent Bugliosi.

    The book details every aspect of the actual crime of Dan White's double murder of Moscone and Weiss, complete with newspaper articles, photographs, courtroom drawings etc, but Weiss does something that has to this time been missing from this mysterious legal case - he has explored the life of Dan White so meticulously that by the time he murders his victims we as readers feel we know him well. Mike Weiss happens to have been the journalist who covered the double murders at the time of the events and so his knowledge is first hand as well as form intensive research in his attempt to understand how White could only be convicted of manslaughter and how after his prison sentence was served he 're-joined' society with bizarre motivations and ultimately committed suicide, an act itself shrouded in mystery.

    Weiss' management of the material for this book is solid, based on countless interviews and other forms of research, and the end product is a 'story' that is riveting, appalling, filled with heretofore unknown facts, and rendered in a manner that glues the reader to the massive book to the very end. THEN, as if that weren't enough, there is a DVD attached tot he inside back cover that is as fascinating as it is gut-wrenching: television interviews, unforgettable footage of Dianne Feinstein's eyewitness account of finding Harvey Milk's body, and a new recording of Dan White's confession. This book is a masterwork of journalism and a brilliant examination of a double murder that shook the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Interesting and thorough

    I became interested in this story after seeing Milk with Sean Penn on tv. It is a thorough book that does more than tell the tale of two murders. It gives detailed background and information about those surrounding the story, the political times, and SF back drop. I must admit that I felt I needed a reference list to keep track of the chatacters. The followup at the end of the story is also intriguing. Long book, but I couldnt wait to read each night. Be earned, the trial is interesting, but can be slow to get through.

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