orning Star Communications is proud to announce the publication of Son of Hope: The Prison Journals of David Berkowitz, Volume 1.
David receives no money from the sale of the book. A portion of the proceeds from each book sold will go to the New York State Crime Victims Board for distribution to the victims of David’s crimes.
SPECIAL SUMMER OF HOPE PRICE: $13.59
For the first 5,000 copies of the special $13.59 hardcover edition of the book that are sold, Morning Star Communications will give away 5,000 paperback copies of a special «Prison Edition» of the book to prisons, prison libraries, prison ministries and to church organizations involved in prison reform in the USA.
Son of Sam/Son of Hope
The powerful testimony of David Berkowitz featuring evangelist Steve Hill
The Son Of Sam Meets The Holy Spirit
Testimony: Profiles In Faith — David Berkowitz
New York Daily News Feature
Summer 2007 special 30th Anniversary feature about David’s previous life as the Son of Sam.
This is an article by corky siemaszko Daily News Staff Writer:
Disturbing words written on the envelope set the letter apart from the hundreds of others that arrived on May 30, 1977 at the old Daily News Building on E. 42nd St.
David Berkowitz's .44-caliber Bulldog."Blood and Family Darkness + Death Absolute Depravity" it said, in bold, block letters.
Just below that, it said ".44".
The letter was addressed to Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin. But he knew, even before opening it, that whatever was written inside - was written in blood.
One month earlier, the madman the papers had dubbed "The .44 Caliber Killer" had made himself known after thrusting a .44-caliber revolver through the window of a car parked on a Hutchinson River Parkway service road — and blowing away two young sweethearts.
Before vanishing back into the darkness, the killer left a letter on the bloody seat for Capt. Joseph Borelli, who was leading the NYPD's manhunt for a maniac who — until that bloody moment — had struck five times, killing three people and wounding four more.
"I am a monster," that letter stated in part.
But as Breslin opened his letter, he could not have known that it would set off a summer of fear in the city — a season of terror that remains fresh in the memories of many New Yorkers 30 years later.
"Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C., which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine, and blood," the letter began. "Hello from the sewers of N.Y.C. which swallow up those delicacies when they are washed away by the sweeper trucks."
The author of these chilling words was a pudgy postal worker named David Berkowitz, who wound up killing six people and wounding seven before he was finally caught.
He signed it, "Son of Sam."