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Lavergne, Gary M. 1955-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 7,962 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Documentary television programs  Genealogy 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6248.W477, 364.150976431
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Most widely held works about Gary M Lavergne
 
Most widely held works by Gary M Lavergne
A sniper in the Tower : the Charles Whitman murders by Gary M Lavergne( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the University of Texas Tower and committed what was then the largest simultaneous mass murder in American history. He gunned down forty-five people inside and around the Tower before he was killed by two Austin police officers. During the previous evening he had killed his wife and mother, bringing the total to sixteen people dead and at least thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over issues which still plague America today: domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse, military indoctrination, the insanity defense, and the delicate balance between civil liberties and public safety
Bad boy from Rosebud : the murderous life of Kenneth Allen McDuff by Gary M Lavergne( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Worse than death : the Dallas nightclub murders and the Texas multiple murder law by Gary M Lavergne( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the case of a Moroccan national who gunned down seven people in a Texas nightclub in 1984 led to the development of Texas's multiple murder statute
Before Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justice by Gary M Lavergne( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 26, 1946, an African American from Houston applied for admission to the University of Texas School of Law. Although he met all of the academic qualifications, Heman Marion Sweatt was denied admission because he was black. He challenged the university's decision in court, and the resulting case, Sweatt v. Painter, went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in Sweatt's favor. The Sweatt case paved the way for the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka rulings that finally opened the doors to higher education for all African Americans and desegregated public education. This book tells the story of Sweatt's struggle for justice and how it became a milestone for the civil rights movement. It reveals that Sweatt was a central player in a master plan conceived by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for ending racial segregation. The NAACP used the Sweatt case to practically invalidate the "separate but equal" doctrine that had undergirded segregated education for decades. The book also shows how this case advanced the career of Thurgood Marshall, whose advocacy of Sweatt taught him lessons that he used to win the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954 and ultimately led to his becoming the first black Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Bad boy : the murderous life of Kenneth Allen McDuff by Gary M Lavergne( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of serial killer Kenneth McDuff
True crime authors : a sniper at the tower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Gary M. Lavergne chronicles the bloody onslaught of Charles Joseph Whitman, the Texas sniper, on the people of Austin, Texas
Summer of '66 by Shelton L Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the August 2006 Texas Monthly article on Charles Whitman ("96 Minutes," by Pamela Colloff), Shelton Williams is a character in the recounting of the Whitman tragedy. Shelly was there when the shooting started, but it was not his first encounter with the young man who weaken so much havoc on that hot August day in Austin in 1966. While Shelly and Charlie did know each other, they were not friends and they were not adversaries at the University of Texas in the spring and summer of 1966. They were just two guys with troubled families, personal insecurities, and challenged young marriages. Summer of '66 is not about Charles Whitman and it is not about why the two young men took such different paths. It is memoir about life at UT, about a mystery man, and about a young man and woman who faced a changing and dangerous world in a courageous way. Charles Whitman is simply a character in this true story. Shelton and Janell Williams survived August 1, 1966, and the summer of '66.--From cover
Lives of quiet desperation : the ancestry of a Louisiana Frenchman by Gary M Lavergne( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sniper at the tower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Gary M. Lavergne chronicles the bloody onslaught of Charles Joseph Whitman, the Texas sniper, on the people of Austin, Texas
Before Brown by Gary M Lavergne( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Library of america collection : 2010 edition by Gary M Lavergne( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A sniper in the tower : with Gary Lavergne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Author Gary M. Lavergne chronicles the bloody onslaught of Charles Joseph Whitman, the Texas sniper, on the people of Austin, Texas
 
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A sniper in the Tower : the Charles Whitman murders
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Bad boy from Rosebud : the murderous life of Kenneth Allen McDuffWorse than death : the Dallas nightclub murders and the Texas multiple murder lawBefore Brown : Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the long road to justiceBad boy : the murderous life of Kenneth Allen McDuffSummer of '66
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English (58)