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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

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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
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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
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Tone
Writing style
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10133420
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DLC
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Morris, Errol
Dewey number
364.152/3092
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
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the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
Label
A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, Errol Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn760974114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 524 p.
Isbn
9781594203435
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012017906
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)760974114
Label
A wilderness of error : the trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, Errol Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn760974114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 524 p.
Isbn
9781594203435
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012017906
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)760974114

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