Villain or Victim?: The Untold Story of the “Wildman of the Wynooche”

Xlibris Corporation
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JOHN TORNOW: VILLAIN OR VICTIM? is a historical novel of the Wildman of the Wynooche, who was alleged to have killed six people, starting with his 19-year-old twin nephews, William and John Bauer in 1911. The suspicion was laid to Tornow and it touched off a 19-month manhunt, the longest in Pacific Northwest history, before he was killed in a firefight on April 16, 1913. This story attempts to unveil as much of the truth as we know, based on 28 years of research, talking to descendants of neighbors, friends and relatives of the Tornow family. It includes numerous newspaper accounts, including reports from some eyewitnesses. Is Tornow a villain or a victim? The reader is left to decide, and when finished reading, will be armed with enough facts and fallacies to formulate an opinion after studying the numerous conspiracy theories that have kept this story alive for more than 100 years.
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About the author

Bill Lindstrom is a veteran of nearly 50 years in the newspaper industry. His first novel is the result of 28 years of research, which finally came to fruition once he retired from The Daily World in Aberdeen in 2013. He lives with his significant other, Joyce Hayes, in Aberdeen. Bill and Joyce enjoy traveling, cruising and going to Country Western concerts.

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Publisher
Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Sep 18, 2014
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Pages
502
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ISBN
9781499061550
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
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This content is DRM protected.
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