The book of matt : Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard. / Stephen Jimenez.
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- ISBN: 9781586422158 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
The Book of Matt is a provocative and spellbinding examination of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard - unraveling for the first time the hidden complexities, motives, personalities and events surrounding this landmark American crime. On a chilly October evening, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged "strangers," Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, also 21. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. Overnight, however, a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts in the case. By the time Matthew died a few days later, his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate. Vigils and protests were held in cities and towns across the nation. Hollywood celebrities, rock stars and...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Steerforth, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7358 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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