Item description for The Great Wisconsin Manhunt of 1961 by Marshall Cook...
When three Chicago men came to the tourist area of Wisconsin Dells in the summer of 1961, they had more than just a vacation on their minds. When police tried to question them, a shootout ensued and a police officer was killed. The men fled and one of the most memorable manhunts in state history ensued.
Author Marshall Cook retraces the steps of the fugitives in this compelling true crime account with many historical photos.
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A welcome addition to criminology collections Nov 8, 2004
The Great Wisconsin Manhunt Of 1961 is the true story of an infamous shootout and fallout in the Wisconsin Dells in the summer of 1961. When a police officer was killed, it triggered one of the most intense manhunts in state history. Black-and-white photographs embellish this gripping, truth-more-compelling-than-fiction tale of the dogged chase, meticulously presented by University of Wisconsin professor Marshall Cook. A welcome addition to criminology collections, and especially recommended for "true crime" buffs, and as inspiration resouce for Wisconsin based mystery/action/suspense writers.