|Newtown: An American Tragedy|
|Covers of the hardcover and softcover edition.|
Newtown: An American Tragedy is a book by Matthew Lysiak, published by Gallery Books, New York City, NY, in 2013.
Sandy Hook Elementary School
we remember the numbers: 20 children and 6 adults, murdered in a place of nurture and trust. We remember the names: teachers like Victoria Soto, who lost her life protecting her students. A shooter named Adam Lanza. And we remember the questions: outraged conjecture instantly monopolized the worldwide response to the tragedy—while the truth went missing.
here is the definitive journalistic account of Newtown, an essential examination of the facts— not only of that horrific day but the perfect storm of mental instability and obsession that preceded it and, in the aftermath of unspeakable heartbreak, the controversy that continues to play out on the national stage. Drawn from previously undisclosed emails, police reports, and in-depth interviews, Newtown: An American Tragedy breaks through a miasma of misinformation with its comprehensive and astonishing portrayal.
this is the vital story that must be told—today—if we are to prevent another American tragedy in the days to come.
Table of contentsEdit
|Foreword by Monsignor Robert Weiss||xi|
|Chapter 1: Last Good-byes||1|
|Chapter 2: The Winter Concert||9|
|Chapter 3: Adam Lanza's First Day||17|
|Chapter 4: The High School Years||40|
|Chapter 5: Enter Kaynbred||55|
|Chapter 6: Warning Signs||65|
|Chapter 7: The Public Servants||79|
|Chapter 8: Five Minutes, 154 Bullets||84|
|Chapter 9: First Responders||114|
|Chapter 10: Something Is Wrong at Sandy Hook||132|
|Chapter 11: Fog of War||139|
|Chapter 12: Twenty-six Dead||153|
|Chapter 13: House of Horrors||163|
|Chapter 14: The Three Days After||173|
|Chapter 15: Twenty-six Funerals||180|
|Chapter 16: The Trial of Nancy Lanza||203|
|Chapter 17: The Perfect Storm||207|
|Chapter 18: Glory Killer||228|
|Chapter 19: The Newtown Effect||234|
|Chapter 20: A Time to Heal||242|