Tent Number Eight

Tent Number Eight

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by Gloyd McCoy
     
 

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On a warm summer day in 1977, the State of Oklahoma was shaken by the heinous and vulgar murder of three Girl Scouts in Tent Number Eight at Camp Scott near Locust Grove, Oklahoma. The investigation of their murders and the subsequent trial of the Native American man accused of those murders will forever be marked as one of the most historical in Oklahoma history.…  See more details below

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On a warm summer day in 1977, the State of Oklahoma was shaken by the heinous and vulgar murder of three Girl Scouts in Tent Number Eight at Camp Scott near Locust Grove, Oklahoma. The investigation of their murders and the subsequent trial of the Native American man accused of those murders will forever be marked as one of the most historical in Oklahoma history. Author Gloyd McCoy dissects the investigation of the Girl Scout murders as well as The State of Oklahoma vs. Gene Leroy Hart from the vantage point of the families, the law enforcement, the news reporters, the lawyers, the judges, and the jury. He provides background information on all the parties involved and explanations regarding why certain decisions were made, including the acquittal of the accused murderer, and what might have happened if the lawyers on both sides had made different decisions and modern technology were available. Tent Number Eight will enlighten you on the court proceedings and cultural influences of 1977 and preserve this piece of history in your mind forever. Follow the overgrowth of history back to the site of the crime. Step into Tent Number Eight and witness the events of the murders and trial first hand.

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ISBN-13:
9781617776328
Publisher:
Tate Publishing
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
1,370,645
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Tent Number Eight 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After much anticipation, I have to say I was very diappointed with this book. From the very beginning, it is obvious that this was written to clear the name of Gene Leroy Hart of these murders and not to present new evidence. I was hoping for an unbiased, fact-finding presentation to allow the reader to decide based on the facts. This is far from that. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so poorly written it's embarrasing. Poor sentence and paragraph construction. Repeats same name: hart was seen in town and hart was seen driving. Hart was hiding. AND repeats same thoughts: campers would never forget that day...that day was one the campers would never forget. Awful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up in Tulsa, OK and now live just south of there but still return to Tulsa at least once a month. I can't believd ive never even heard of these murders until recently at age 21! My mother was 9 when it happened and she doesnt remember anything but my grandmother remembers it well after i asked her about it. How is this not in our Oklahoma History classes in school? Every other little detail is. The book.was so insightful and im taking it to my old Oklahoma History teacher to read next monday. This is something that shouldnt be forgotten.
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trucrimebuff100 More than 1 year ago
Follow the investigation, trial and conclusion of a crime that, although it happened over 30 years ago, may well be remembered as the most horrific nightmare that Oklahomans have ever endured, the heinous murder of three innocent little girls during their first night at Girl Scout camp. The author, Gloyd McCoy, leaves no detail uncovered, yet allows the reader to come to its own conclusions about the innocence or guilt of the accused killer. Read about how the residents of the county protected its "golden boy" football star from the police and the frustation of those involved in the investigation. This book just tells it like it happened without any of the Indian folklore and superstitions of the previous publications. I enjoyed every minute of it and hope you will too!
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SusanCK More than 1 year ago
This book has been needed since the murders happened. Lots of information about the case and allows the reader to see all sides and stay neutral.. If you are interested in this case you MUST read this book! If you have never heard of this cold case, a great place to start! Well worth the wait and hope to see a second book come from the author with additional information. Well Documented facts in back of book!
JFleming More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book about the girl scout murders and the trial that followed. When you are reading the book you feel like you are truly in the courtroom listening to the preceding as they took place so many years ago. The people from our community have been waiting for many years for a true book about what has went on and I feel that Mr. McCoy did a excellent job at doing exactly that! Even if you haven't ever heard of this case it is a very interesting book that will keep you turning page after page until you're done. There isn't a dull moment in this book. I highly recommend it to everyone I know. Awesome book!!!!
BettyF More than 1 year ago
Interesting crime story.