The 4 O'Clock Murders by Scott Anderson

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An account of the crimes of Ervil LeBaron describes how the self-proclaimed prophet used outlawed Mormon tenets of polygamy and blood atonement to purge the Mormon church of many members. 17,500 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Scott Anderson

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scott anderson is a war correspondent and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. His work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper’s, Outside, and many other publications. Over the years he has written from Beirut, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Israel, Sudan, Sarajevo, El Salvador, and a number of other war-torn areas. He is the author of the novel Triage and the nonfiction books The 4 O’Clock Murders, The Man Who Tried to Save the World, and, with his brother, Jon Lee Anderson, War Zones. Anderson lives in Upstate New York.
 
Published December 1, 1992 by Doubleday. 367 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Incredible but true tale of a renegade Mormon family and its bloody criminal empire.

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Black humor abounds in this American gothic horror story of breakaway Mormon fundamentalists gone mad. Anderson, coauthor of WarZones , provides a riveting, dark history of Mormonism through the prism

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Anderson, coauthor of WarZones , provides a riveting, dark history of Mormonism through the prism of several generations of the LeBaron family, who followed Mormonism's abandoned tenets of polygamy and blood atonement as well as its tendency to excuse ``the most dubious pronouncements and persona...

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