Taming the Beast: Charles Manson's Life Behind Bars by Edward George
When does chaos recede in the career of a criminal? It is only later - when the criminal is incarcerated - that the truth can be revealed. In the case of Charles Manson, only Edward George was there to witness this emergence. Here he offers us an inimitable glimpse into the mind of a madman. As Manson's prison counselor, George took on many roles: agent of discipline, erstwhile press agent, father confessor, and, almost, friend. George had access to a Manson the public didn't, witnessing the method to his madness, the charisma underlying his sickness, the pathetic boy within the homicidal man.