The Resource The book of Matt: : hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard, Stephen Jimenez

The book of Matt: : hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard, Stephen Jimenez

Label
The book of Matt: : hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard
Title
The book of Matt:
Title remainder
hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Jimenez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. 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, after the two men convicted of killing him had gone to prison, and after the national media had moved on. 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? The Book of Matt is sure to stir passions and inspire dialogue as it re-frames this misconstrued crime and its cast of characters, proving irrefutably that Matthew Shepard was not killed for being gay but for reasons far more complicated-- and daunting" -- from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
IEB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jimenez, Stephen
Dewey number
364.1523092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shepard, Matthew
  • McKinney, Aaron James
  • Henderson, Russell
  • Hate crimes
  • Gays
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Mass media and gays
  • Mass media
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of Matt: : hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard, Stephen Jimenez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 360 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781586422141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858808852
  • 1067385
  • (OCoLC)ocn858808852
  • 1067385
Label
The book of Matt: : hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard, Stephen Jimenez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 360 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781586422141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858808852
  • 1067385
  • (OCoLC)ocn858808852
  • 1067385

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