Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell

Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell

by Jack Olsen, Ron Franscell

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BN ID: 2940150325470
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics
Publication date: 10/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 105,958
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jack Olsen is the award-winning author of thirty-three books published in fifteen countries and eleven languages. A former Time bureau chief, Olsen wrote for Vanity Fair, People, Paris Match, Readers Digest, Playboy, Life, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, New York Times Book Review and others. His magazine journalism appeared in thirteen anthologies. His books included The Misbegotten Son, The Bridge at Chappaquiddick,, the eco-thriller Night of the Grizzlies, and his monumental study of a Nazi massacre in Italy, Silence on Monte Sole. Three of his works were adapted for the screen, including Have You Seen My Son? on ABC.

Olsen's journalism earned the National Headliners Award, Chicago Newspaper Guild's Page One Award, commendations from Columbia and Indiana Universities, the Washington State Governor's Award, the Scripps-Howard Award and other honors. He was listed in Who's Who in America since 1968 and in Who's Who in the World since 1987. The Philadelphia Inquirer described him as "an American treasure."

Olsen was described as "the dean of true crime authors" by the Washington Post and the New York Daily News and "the master of true crime" by the Detroit Free Press and Newsday. Publishers Weekly called him "the best true crime writer around." His studies of crime are required reading in university criminology courses and have been cited in the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. In a page-one review, the Times described his work as "a genuine contribution to criminology and journalism alike."

Olsen is perhaps best known for his studies of rape: "Son": A Psychopath and His Victims, which won a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America; Predator, the American Mystery Award winner for Best True Crime, and "Doc": The Rape of the Town of Lovell, awarded the 1991 Edgar for Best Fact Crime. He was named to the MWA's fact-crime committee in 1996 and appointed chair in 1997.

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Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down... a true story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had an interesting story, but the ebook version I purchased had obvious misspellings. Not sure if this is the same for the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Terrible to think that these things happen in the world.
Rob.Larson on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Great true crime book, fans of Jack Olsen will love it. The women who testified against this man are to be admired for their tenacity and courage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a good read shows both sides of the issue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, but Wyoming State Pen is south of I-80, not I-95 as stated in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard to believe that this kind of thing happens in our world. Just leaves me speechless... Glad I read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to put down. I found the way Olsen illustrated the people of this community, their beliefs and culture was fascinating. Their religious beliefs made them easy victims for a predator like the Doc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly an interesting portrayal of Mormon women and the society in which they live. The women in 'DOC' are extremely naive and believe with a 'blind faith' to their God. Great differences in the Mormon religion to the Christian/Protestant religion are also divulged into this book, and play an important role in the women's naivety. I woudln't recommend this book for people who aren't comfortable with descriptions of sexually related situation. However, it is a good example of women fighting against something unnatural and criminal. 'DOC' is a wonderfully written book and deserves all the praise written on its covers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in