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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 century 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 truth.
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By daniel on 05-01-17
Made me hungry. Just kidding.
A very good look at the rough and tough life of settlers of the west. I wouldnt have thought this book would have been like this. I thought this book was about a savage cannibal but it was just another case of doing what it took to stay alive. Not sure how I felt about the Man Eater as to his level of wrong doing. Really enjoyed it.
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By Tessa Ingram on 08-12-16
It's All Right
Not fantastic, but seems to be very historically accurate and well researched. Unfortunately it seems like a lot of the book seems to be filler to flesh it out. However, I may not be giving a fair review since I was hoping for more grisly details and there just doesn't seem to be any in this case. This book has changed my opinion about Mr. Alfred Packer. I had thought he was exactly what the myths described instead of a human being. I applaud Mr. Schechter for his recounting of trial testimony and aftermath of his life and for shining new light on this case.
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