Tent Number Eight

Tent Number Eight

by Gloyd McCoy


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ISBN-13: 9781617776328
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Tent Number Eight 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 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!
countrylife on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is the second book I've read which examines the Girl Scout murders of June 1977 in the state of Oklahoma. It did not change my mind. One way in which this book differed was in the author's (a criminal defense lawyer for 25 years) notes about everything that the lawyers for the two sides did wrong. I could actually buy much of that. What this book is best at, though, is to show the miserable state of education in the state of Oklahoma. The text is full of clunky phrasing and errors in grammar and spelling, especially in the sections narrated by the author. The court records were either badly transcribed or show poor education on the part of the lawyers quoted. There are so many typos, and editing mistakes, including misspelling a victim's name and misnaming in the end notes, the previous book on this subject. So, who is at fault for errors like these?The author? The girls met on the bus. When they arrived at camp, they became tent mates. The girls were assigned to tent number eight. The tent and the area around it would be their place of doom. ¿ They would need a good night¿s sleep as their next day was full of planned activities, so they thought. They did not know or anticipate that soon they would be dead. . . . defense counsel had so diligently went through the process of selecting jurors. The defense and prosecuting attorneys?You know counsel has interfered to you and taking inventory is just a whole ¿ the whole thing. Oh, thank God, you can take the form and your ¿ your oath and do it. If he were right you would feel guilty for doing right? You would feel guilty for following your oath as jurors. No. If you were the other party and saying rise that protest is wrong.The editors?Cochran said supposedly told he was told he would receive assistance in securing a parole if he helped.Oklahomans all. Whichever you choose, the state is shown in a poor light educationally. I submit that if you're going to be in the publishing business, even one in Oklahoma, you ought not to let such poor work out your door, even if it means that you don't take on the book of someone who obviously has a poor grasp on language issues, even if he did manage to pass the bar.
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.