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Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice [NOOK Book]

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The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious “Manson family” rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries and bestselling books, including the classic Helter Skelter. A defining moment in an era otherwise associated with radical ...

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Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice

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Overview

The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious “Manson family” rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries and bestselling books, including the classic Helter Skelter. A defining moment in an era otherwise associated with radical peace, love and understanding, this incident is one that still resonates with millions today.

Yet while this crime left an indelible mark on society’s consciousness, it was, first and foremost, a shattering personal tragedy for those closest to Sharon—the loving family left to cope with the emotional devastation of her loss. Now, after nearly forty years, their story is finally revealed.

Compiled by close family friend Alisa Statman and Sharon’s niece Brie Tate, Restless Souls draws on a wealth of material including interviews with the Tates, personal letters, tape recordings, home movies, public interviews, private journals, and official documents to provide a powerful, poignant, and affecting four-decade, three-generation memoir of crime and punishment, anguish and hope, rage and love, that is both a chronicle of death and a celebration of life.

Extending beyond all previous accounts, Restless Souls is the most revealing, riveting, and emotionally raw account not just of these heinous murders, the hunt and capture of the killers and the behind-the-scenes drama of their trials, but of the torment victims families’ endure for years in the wake of such senseless violence.

Tate family members set the record straight, correcting media misinformation and delving well beyond the official storyline to provide information, much of it available for the first time. Intimate, honest, and heartfelt, Restless Souls remarkable details, including :

  • the dramatic role Sharon’s father, P. J., a retired army intelligence officer, played in finding his daughter’s murderers
  • the reaction P. J. had when he came face to face—alone—with Sharon’s convicted killer in a holding room during a parole hearing
  • the threats and menace that extended beyond prison walls, haunting the victim’s family for generations later
  • the fight Sharon’s mother, Doris, mounted to insure the rights of victims’ loved ones, particularly the right to make an ‘impact statement’ at parole hearings—a legacy that has helped keep dangerous criminals behind bars
  • the battles Sharon’s sister, Patti, waged with the entertainment industry as she tirelessly worked to prevent artists from glorifying her sister’s killers in music, art, and films

Told from the Tate’s extraordinary perspective Restless Souls offers a rare glimpse at the post-trauma survival of a family and their journey to find justice and ultimately, peace—a glimpse that couldn’t be more timely as Charles Manson comes up for parole again in 2012.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062109491
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 122,758
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Alisa Statman is a writer and assistant director in film and television.

Brie Tate is Sharon Tate's niece, the middle daughter of Patti Tate. Witness to her family's pain over the years, she and Alisa have resolved to share the family's story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    For me, this is a clear-cut case of "caveat emptor"--&

    For me, this is a clear-cut case of "caveat emptor"--"Let the buyer beware." Why? When I saw a news segment on "Good Morning America" w/ authors Alisa Statman and Brie Tate, I had the impression that the publishing of this account was sanctioned by Debra Tate, Sharon Tate's sister who took up the task of Tate family spokesperson/crime victims' advocate from Patti Tate (after Patti's death from cancer). That being said, please take the time to read Debra's response to the book's information on her website dedicated to Sharon. I wish I had thought to before purchasing this book. Like many, my thoughts were, 'Finally, the account of what the Tate family struggled through and won in the area of victims rights; not another lurid account of the grissly murders!' According to Debra's statement, Ms. Statman actually, at one time, lived in the guest house of the Cielo Dr. house. To be close to the murder site? If so, that's horrid, in my opinion. Furthermore, Debra states that Brie's last name, although Brie is Patti Tate's daughter, is not "Tate", but, "Ford". Those 2 pieces of info, alone, raise my suspicions that the authors are using the memory of Sharon Tate and the murders just to sell books! Also, according to Debra Tate, the author(s) describe the thoughts going through Sharon's mind during the murders--this is completely ludicrous and highly offensive to this woman's memory. Please, if you read the book, do so with a high degree of skepticism! Don't waste your money.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    Highly Recommended! Buy This Book!

    At last the rest of the story! We all know (or think we know!) the monstrous details of the heinous crimes committed by Charles Manson & his malevolent followers. But this book finally gives an account of the sufferings of The Tate Family. In their own words!!
    The authors do a terrific job of using all available resources(letters, interivews, tapes, journals) to document one brave family's triumph over evil!
    Not an easy read...but definitley worth it!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Finally a book to bring Sharon back to life and let readers know

    Finally a book to bring Sharon back to life and let readers know the kind of person she was. Great to finally meet her family and learn how the amazing love they held for one another kept them strong in the face of her horrendous murder. If you love Sharon Tate or if you've been a victim of violent crime..You must read "Restless"

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    I happened by this book at B&N and decided to pick it up...A

    I happened by this book at B&N and decided to pick it up...And, after that, I couldn't put it down. It's an amazing and inspiring story that I highly recommend. This was/is one of the most highly sensationalized crimes of my generation, but this is a perspective that's never been shared and will now rightly find its place amongst the many others. Cheers to the authors.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Excellant

    This is a really great book. I am glad a book finally came out for the victims and their families. A must read!!!!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    This was a wonderful book. Well written I couldn't put it down.A

    This was a wonderful book. Well written I couldn't put it down.A little hard to follow at the start. Highly recommended.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Couldn't put it down!!!

    This is one awesome book. It's very interesting to read this story from a different perspective. I am so glad the family gets to finally tell their side of the story. A must read and I predict a best seller

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Great Book!

    Fascinating and personal from beginning to end. Highly recommended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

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    Really wonderful book that brings alive the story of the Tate fa

    Really wonderful book that brings alive the story of the Tate family in the aftermath of Sharon's death. Maybe most interesting is the story of Doris Tate's journey from grieving, terrified victim to courageous, caring advocate - what a remarkable woman - I had no idea.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Unsatisfying Not Worth theControversy Not Worth the Controversy

    Regardless of whether this is a true and accurate account or not ot is a disjointed and unsatisfying read. The authors seemed unsure of whether their topic was Sharon, Patti, victims' rights, ... As a result, it was not a full exploration of ANY of the topics.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Must read

    I am glad to finally read about this from a view other than the criminals. Kudos to sharon's mother, sister and neice for the courage to make sure those murders stay in prison.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Amazing read

    A very well written account of the brutal slayings and the courageous fight taken on by Doris Tate for victims rights.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Just finished this book today, an amazing tale told through the

    Just finished this book today, an amazing tale told through the eyes of the family who loved her so much, I was truly moved...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 14, 2012

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    excellent

    growing up during this time I did not know the whole story till I read this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    don't know

    Can't review this item. apparently I don't have the correct NOOK device to be able to open it. I shouldn't have been able to even purchase it but they had no problem accepting my money. I sure wish I could have been able to access it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Great read

    This was such a good book to read. I loved the views from the different family members and reading how these awful crimes affected them. So very sad, but a good read. Didnt wamt to stop reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    no review

    no review

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Another winner

    I've read every book Ann Rule has ever written and loved every single one! And Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors is no exception. Ms. Rule is truly the grande dame of the true crime genre! I can't wait to read Practice to Deceive!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    A very well written account of how this tragedy affected Sharon

    A very well written account of how this tragedy affected Sharon Tate's family. I would highly recommend this book to any reader of true crime books. I was unable to put this book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Excellent...Hard to put down! Interesting to hear from the fami

    Excellent...Hard to put down! Interesting to hear from the family of the victims...so very tragic. Cudos to Doris Tate for all she did to keep these monsters in prison.

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