Vincent Bugliosi, author of Divinity of Doubt: The God Question, received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter , the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi's other books -- And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage -- also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a New York Times bestseller and has been heralded as "epic" and "a book for the ages." HBO, in association with Tom Hanks' PlayTone Productions, will be producing this as an eight-hour miniseries in 2013, the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
Bugliosi's excellence as a trial lawyer is best captured in the judgement of his peers. "Bugliosi is as good a prosecutor as there ever was," Alan Dershowitz says. F. Lee Bailey calls Bugliosi "the quintessential prosecutor." "There is only one Vince Bugliosi. He's the best," says Robert Tanenbaum, for years the top homicide prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office. Most telling is the comment by Gerry Spence, who squared off against Vincent Bugliosi in a 21-hour televised "docu-trial" of Lee Harvey Oswald, in which the original key witnesses in the Kennedy assassination testified. After a guilty verdict was returned in Bugliosi's favor, Spence said, "No other lawyer in America could have done with Vince did in this case."