This harrowing, yet sensitive, account of the Columbine High School massacre is written by journalist Dave Cullen. It offers readers a detailed and intimate look at what happened on April 20th, 1999 – when two students went on a rampage killing thirteen people before taking their own lives. Insightful and informative, this book provides an in-depth examination of both the perpetrators and victims alike; shedding light on why such tragedy unfolded.
For who is this book for ?
Columbine is for people who are interested in learning about the events that took place on April 20th, 1999 at Columbine High School. This book provides detail into what happened and why it unfolded.
- Provides detailed and intimate look at Columbine High School massacre
- Insightful and informative
- In-depth examination of both the perpetrators and victims
- The book can be difficult to read due to the sensitive material it covers.
- It is dense, and may be overwhelming for some readers.
- Some of the information included has been disputed by other sources.
Learn more about the author
Dave Cullen is a journalist who has covered the Columbine High School massacre since it happened in 1999. In addition to authoring this book, he has also written for Newsweek and Salon.
“A masterpiece of reporting and a triumph of writing…Cullen has produced a brilliant account that is chilling, heartbreaking, and utterly compelling.”
“This meticulously researched book provides the most complete account to date of the motivations and methods of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the two Columbine students who killed twelve fellow classmates and a teacher before committing suicide. Cullen does an admirable job of exploring why these popular boys became mass murderers.”
“Dave Cullen provides a sensitive and insightful account of the rampage killings at Columbine High School. His book is mandatory reading for all who would seek to understand what happened on that fateful day.”
” Dave Cullen has written the definitive book on Columbine. It is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, and it reads like a novel. “