If you were past the age of reason on April 20, 1999 you'll remember the Columbine High School shooting.
Until recently it was the worst school shooting in history. The media covered it, pundits analyzed it, we all read about it. And what we read was mostly wrong.
The reason it was wrong is fascinating; as is what turns out to be the truth.
How do I know this? Cause I just finished reading COLUMBINE by Dave Cullen. It's illuminating and sad, and terrifying. It's also one of the best books I've read in a long time.
You may have heard of it recently because Oprah taped a segment with the author, then didn't air it. It was "too downbeat." After reading the book I see her point. There's no happy ending here, no moral redemption, nothing even remotely silver lining in the cloud. It's well worth your time to read it though. You'll never think of Columbine in the same way again.