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In the winter of 1873 a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies Months later when the snow finally melted only one of them emerged His name was Alfred G Packer though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a differen Man Eater The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal by Harold Schechter is a true story about a crazy character from the wild west The author did a wonderful job with the research and presenting it without boring the reader to death The book revolves around Parker who claims he ate his buddies because he was starving This book goes through all the craziness about Parker the justice system and newspapers article's effect on the stories Parker tells Very interesting on a creepy subject

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Man EaterT name “the Man Eater”After the butchered remains of his five traveling companions were discovered in a secluded valley by the Gunnison River Packer vanished for nine years becoming the West’s most wanted man What followed was a saga of evasion and retribution as the trial of the Man Eater The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal follows the life of Alfred Packer as best it can manage This man lived at the tail end of the 19th century fought in the civil war worked as a tracker had horrible epilepsy and ultimately may have murdered and eaten five of his travelling companions in the Colorado mountains May have But the evidence is pretty damningSo let's name a grill after himThe book is extremely accessible It's easy to read even with the subject matter at hand and tells the story with ample reference back to the source material While it has no pictures somewhat disappointing considering the number of woodcuts referenced the author does an admirable job of describing all that he wishes to conveyThe court cases themselves were interesting I enjoyed the high number of uotations the rich vocabulary and the ample history given not simply of the figures themselves but of the towns they grew up in The murders that took place happened at a time when the West was still being settled and Harold Schechter conveys the changing America spirit well The frontier days are done by the end and it's amazing how uickly such a change can take place in national characterWhile I would be slightly hesitant to recommend this book to just anyone by virtue of its subject matter alone I would feel slightly better doing so knowing that the main source of reference I had for this historical event was Cannibal The MusicalSo if you ever want to know the true story behind that or are simply interested in cannibalism for some reason this is a wonderful book containing not only story of Alfred Packer but uite a bit tales of madness from those frontier days

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Man Eater Epub ß 374 pages Download Ý Harold schechter ´ In the winter of 1873 a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies Months later when the snow finally melted only one of them emerged His name was Alfred G Packer though he would soon become infamous throughoutCentury worked to extricate fact from myth and Polly Pry a once famed pioneering journalist took on the cause of Packer Man Eater is the definitive story of a legendary crime a gripping tale of unspeakable suffering the desperate struggle for survival and the fight to uncover the trut Listening to my second 3rd audiobook As I mentioned in my review yesterday this makes doing chores in my house less of a choir and funLove this reader He sometimes talks like they used to in the South At first I was not sure if I could keep on listening My stomach was making a pirouette when he described what the Anasazi did with their prisoners Cut them all apart drank their blood Oh I cannot even think of it and had to stop for a bit I was going to have dinner but had to postpone lolUpdate I do not know why but I can't stomach this book I have read many cruel stories but it is not even the cruelty but that it is described how humans were eaten It makes me feel sick Especially how the indians ate them while they were still aliveThat being said I think if I would have to eat human meat to survive I think I probably would Never understood the anger the Andes boys received after they were rescued