The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk
By Mike Weiss
(Vince Emery Productions, Hardcover, 9780982565056, 496pp.)
Publication Date: November 2010
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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 recording of White's gut-wrenching confession.
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.
"This is a masterful history and analysis of the murders." Publishers Weekly
"A fair, perceptive analysis, offering new information, of a highly-charged story whose reverberations are with us still. Recommended." Library Journal
"One couldn’t ask for a better detailed or better researched retelling of events . . . superbly carved out . . . astonishing.” San Francisco Chronicle
"The real story behind the killingsthe nasty mass of innuendo and sordid truth. Double Play will stand as our record." San Diego Union
This is an important book for what it reveals.” Associated Press
The stories and history are fascinating . . . The chapters devoted to the trial . . . make any reader look askance at the judicial system.” Omaha World-Herald
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