Literature: "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
These sites are about the novel “In Cold Blood” and its author Truman Capote. There are author biographies, book summaries, discussion questions, study guides, links to information about psychological profiling and the pros and cons of the death penalty. Also includes audio, video clips, and interview transcripts. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on nonfiction writing.
SparkNotes: In Cold Blood
This literature study guide includes a summary and analysis of stories, review questions, and discussion questions. NOTE: This site includes ads and message boards.
"In Cold Blood" Discussion Questions
Enrich your discussion of Truman Capote's novel "In Cold Blood" through the use of these discussion questions.
The American Nightmare-- In Cold Blood
Here are study questions and thematic questions for classroom discussion.
"In Cold Blood" Deaths Still Haunt Town
This article provides a look at how fifty years after the murders, the Kansas town of which Truman Capote writes in "In Cold Blood" is still grieving.
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Hidden Museum Treasures: In Cold Blood
This page presents an issue of what to do with recovered tombstones of Hickock and Smith. Click "Kansas Debates Role of Clutter Family Murders in History Exhibits" at the top of a page to listen to different opinions about actions to be taken for the stolen tombstones. NOTE: This site includes ads.
PBS: Truman Capote: About the Author
Learn about the author who created a new literary genre: the non-fiction novel.
This site provides information about the author. Includes a biography, his other works, and critiques of his books. NOTE: There are links to external sites.
Truman Capote: Obituary
Read the New York Times obituary of noted author Truman Capote.
Black & White: Truman Capote's Famous Masked Ball
Read about the history of Capote's famous masked ball and view photos. NOTE: This site includes ads and unmoderated user comments.
Learn about psychological profiling. Information includes: what is psychological profiling, the facts, why criminals commit, inductive profiling, deductive profiling, and serial killers.
Pros & Cons of the Death Penalty
This article explores the pros and cons associated with the death penalty and capital punishment. Sections include: passions in the U.S. are sharply divided, death penalty in the U.S., executions in 2008 by Country, executions from 1976 - Oct. 2009 by state, the case of Stanly "Tookie" Williams, arguments for, countries that retain the death penalty, arguments against, countries that abolished the death penalty, where it stands, and exorbitant coos on states of capital punishment.
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eThemes Resource: Writing: Nonfiction
These sites are about non-fiction (expository) writing. Includes definitions and descriptions of this genre. Examples of nonfiction writing are included from students and professionals. eThemes Resources on graphic organizers, research reports, biographies, and newspaper production are linked.