BESTIAL The Savage Trail of a True American Monster

Author: Schechter (Harold)
Year: 1998
Publisher: Pocket Star
Edition Details: 1st US p/b edn.
Book Condition: NrF.
ISBN: 0671732196
Price: 10.00
Paperback. From social outcast to necrophile and murderer - his appalling crimes stunned an era. San Francisco, the 1920s. In an age when nightmares were relegated to the world of fiction and distant tales of the Whitechapel murders, a real-life monster terrorised America. His acts of butchery have proved him one of history's fiercest madmen. As an infant, Earle Leonard Nelson possessed the power to unsettle his elders. As a child he was unnaturally obsessed with the Bible; before he reached puberty, he had an insatiable, aberrant sex drive. By his teens, even Earle's own family had reason to fear him,. But no one in the bone-chilling winter of 1926 would have predicted his degeneracy would erupt in a 16-month frenzy of savage rape, barbaric murder, and unimaginable defilement - deeds that would become the hallmarks of one of the most notorious fiends of the 20th century, whose blood-lust would not be equaled until the likes of Henry Lee Lucas, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer. The author takes a dark journey into the mind of an unrepentant sadist and lays bare the myth of innocence that shrouded a bygone era. Illus. + Sources. 368pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V.v. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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