By Harold Schechter
In the wintry weather of 1873, a small band of prospectors misplaced their means within the frozen desolate tract of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, whilst the snow eventually melted, just one of them emerged. His identify was once Alfred G. Packer, although he might quickly develop into notorious during the state less than a special identify: “the Man-Eater.”
After the butchered is still of his 5 touring partners have been came upon in a secluded valley by means of the Gunnison River, Packer vanished for 9 years, turning into the West’s such a lot sought after guy. What was once a saga of evasion and retribution because the trial of the century labored to extricate truth from delusion and Polly Pry, a once-famed pioneering journalist, took at the reason behind Packer. Man-Eater is the definitive tale of a mythical crime—a gripping story of unspeakable discomfort, the determined fight for survival, and the struggle to discover the truth.
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