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Author Jimenez, Stephen.

Title The book of Matt : hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard / Stephen Jimenez.

Publisher Hanover, N. H. : Steerforth Press, c2013
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Description viii, 360 p., [14] p. of plates : col. ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Summary "Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged 'strangers,' Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. Overnight, a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts. By the time Matthew died a few days later, his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate. Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie to research the story of Matthew Shepard's murder in 2000. His aim was to write a screenplay on what he, and the rest of the nation, believed to be an open-and-shut case of bigoted violence. As a gay man, he felt an added moral imperative to tell Matthew's story. But what Jimenez eventually found in Wyoming was a tangled web of secrets. His exhaustive investigation also plunged him deep into the deadly underworld of drug trafficking. Over the course of a thirteen-year investigation, Jimenez traveled to twenty states and Washington DC, and interviewed more than a hundred sources. Who was the real Matthew Shepard and what were the true circumstances of his brutal murder? And now that he was larger than life, did anyone care?" -- from publisher's web site.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-357).
Subject Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998.
McKinney, Aaron James.
Henderson, Russell.
Hate crimes -- United States -- Public opinion.
Gays -- Crimes against -- United States.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States.
Mass media and gays -- United States.
Mass media -- United States -- Influence.
Gay men -- Crimes against -- Wyoming -- Laramie.
Methamphetamine abuse -- Wyoming -- Laramie.
Drug traffic -- Wyoming -- Laramie.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
Call # 364.1523092 JIMENEZ
ISBN 9781586422141
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