Torture at the Back Forty: The Gang Rape and Slaying of Margaret Anderson [NOOK Book]

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The true story of the pool table rape and murder of Margaret Anderson. Left for dead, practically beheaded in a manure pile, Margaret fights for life. But in the end, the single mother leaves behind a son. Author Dauplaise practically makes Margaret blow a breath at readers as he recreates the night she was killed. He then takes readers to the place she was trying to escape back to, her home state of Montana and finally, on the investigative hunt of a lifetime as this America's Most Wanted drama ends with the ...
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Torture at the Back Forty: The Gang Rape and Slaying of Margaret Anderson

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Overview

The true story of the pool table rape and murder of Margaret Anderson. Left for dead, practically beheaded in a manure pile, Margaret fights for life. But in the end, the single mother leaves behind a son. Author Dauplaise practically makes Margaret blow a breath at readers as he recreates the night she was killed. He then takes readers to the place she was trying to escape back to, her home state of Montana and finally, on the investigative hunt of a lifetime as this America's Most Wanted drama ends with the capture of her killer five years later. Potential readers will remember the case. Dauplaise infiltrates the motorcycle gang (club) culture of the 1980's to expose what happened to Anderson and why she was just six months away from disappearing back to Montana. True crime enthusiasts will revel in the detail and the hunt. Vivid. Enthralling. Horrific.Also available:Paperback: 978-0-9820009-3-9
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After her poolroom attackers raped Margaret Anderson, they dumped her nearly decapitated body in a manure pile. Torture at the Back Forty takes you beyond this scene of carnage and into the five-year search for her killers. If you recognize the story of this motorcycle gang homicide, it's probably because, like millions of others, you watched Margaret's story on America's Most Wanted more than once. A powerful true crime and true justice account.
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Mike Dauplaise has a microscopic ability to see and know the truth as it exists, not as it seems. He presents here a murder story that needs to be told, must be told, for it represents the worst of human nature. The only thing colder than the killers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982000953
  • Publisher: Titletown Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/7/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 261,626
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Previously a newspaper reporter and editor, Dauplaise is a freelance writer based in Green Bay, Wis., where he lives with his wife, Bonnie. Dauplaise is also the co-author of Bodyguard to the Packers.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Prologue xi

Chapter 1 "There's a freak across the railroad tracks" 1

Chapter 2 The Montana girl moves to the Midwest 22

Chapter 3 A date with death 33

Chapter 4 The hunt for the killers 54

Chapter 5 A rummage sale surprise 84

Chapter 6 Pointing the finger 105

Chapter 7 The final roundup 157

Epilogue 164

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

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    The Monsters Walk Among Us!

    TORTURE AT THE BACK FORTY, a true crime drama, is one of the most difficult books I have ever read, not because of the writing, but because of the subject - gang rape, torture, and murder. This atrocity took place in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1983. Margaret Anderson was on a date, it went bad and her escort left her alone at a biker bar called the Back Forty. Margaret would not survive the night. Even though there were witnesses, few came forward. It was the dedication of the officers who investigated that got Margaret Anderson justice. They doggedly pursued the men responsible. The most appalling thing about this book is the number of people who knew what happened to her and lied or simply kept quiet. One of them abandoned her to this horror, the man she considered a friend. He was her date that night. Weasel, a name that befits the owner, began a fight with her after they left the bar. Instead of taking a very inebriated woman home, he yanked her from the car by her hair and began kicking her with his steel-toed boots. Then he told the men watching, "she's yours." The bartender watched these men continue to kick her senseless, even heard Margaret's ribs cracking under their brutality. If only one of these people would have intervened, Margaret may have survived the night. Mike Dauplaise has written about something none of us wants to think about - TORTURE AT THE BACK FORTY describes for us the real life monsters that live among us, and the people who protect their existence through silence, and lies. Reality is often hard to accept, but when it is this meaningless, this unforgivable, and barely punished - it is near impossible. While I found it difficult to read this true crime story, I also found it impossible to put down. I wanted; no, I needed to know the outcome. I wanted these men caught, I wanted them punished, and I wanted Margaret's horrific death to mean something. Three of the four men convicted are or soon will be walking the streets, except for one, the man who practically beheaded her. He still claims his innocence. "Margaret Anderson's favorite color was yellow"-- so is mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Great

    Very well written, not drawn out..... what a horrific brutal murder, these guys should never and have never seen anything beyond there cell !! My gosh what they did to this innocent woman.... Bn

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Wish i could finish it.... stars are for customer service

    I had the book for a week and then it was deleted from my account for some unkown reason. I have called several times and it has not been resolved yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    A well written, accurate account

    Having some knowledge of this incident, I found this book to be very accurate, and interesting, because I knew more about the capture of Whiting, than about the incident of murder, and torture. This book filled in the details for me, and totally enlightened me to the whole incident, not just the end of it.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    Explosive murder covered with integrity!

    I am a fan of well-documented, expertly written real-life crime books. Mike Dauplaise has done a great job of telling about a horrible murder committed in Green Bay, WI. Being a long-time citizen of Green Bay I vividly remember Margaret Anderson's murder. It made the same type of impact on me as the Sharon Tate murders, which I found both disgusting and inhuman. I was hesitant to read the book at first, since I thought it would bring back terrible memories better left buried. But I was wrong. It helped to know the details of what really took place that snowy night. I hope to see more from Mike Dauplaise in the future!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2009

    Mike Dauplaise really has written a wonderful book.  I could not put the book down.  You truley felt like you were walking in Margaret's shoes.  You went thru her whole horrible night.  A very good read.

    This book was so detailed with every aspect of detail thougtfully written by Mike Dauplaise.  I am not an avid reader but this book sounded interesting.  I can say that Mike Dauplaise has made me who was at one time a "non-avid-reader" turned into someone who can't wait to see what other books he has for me to read.  Just so interested that I couldn't wait until the end of my work day to settle down and see what happened next.  The part of the book I liked most was it was a local crime right in Green Bay, WI.  So certain towns listed in this book (well I have been to all of them) making it quite "creepy" to imagine these "monsters" were in a place I was.  It made it feel close to home/ very scary/ very wrong what happened to Margaret but I do feel a story that must be told and that Mike Dauplaise did just that...

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

    Wonderful Read

    This book is hard to put down. The research that must have went into this true crime was very thorough. Highly recommended read.

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