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The Road Out of Hell

The Road Out of Hell

(2009)
Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
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From 1926 to 1928, Gordon Stewart Northcott committed at least 20 murders on a chicken ranch outside of Los Angeles. His nephew, Sanford Clark, was held captive there from the age of 13 to 15, and was the sole surviving victim of the killing spree. Here, acclaimed crime writer Anthony Flacco - using never-before-heard information from Sanford's son Jerry Clark - tells the real story behind the case that riveted the nation.

Forced by Northcott to take part in the murders, Sanford carried tremendous guilt all his life. Yet despite his youth and the trauma, he helped gain some justice for the dead and their families by testifying at Northcott's trial-which led to his conviction and execution. It was a shocking story, but perhaps the most shocking part of all is the extraordinarily ordinary life Clark went on to live as a decorated WWII vet, a devoted husband of 55 years, a loving father, and a productive citizen.

In dramatizing one of the darkest cases in American crime, Flacco constructs a riveting psychological drama about how Sanford was able to detoxify himself from the evil he'd encountered, offering the ultimately redemptive story of one man's remarkable ability to survive a nightmare and emerge intact.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
Author(s): Anthony Flacco
ISBN: 1-4027-6869-9 / 978-1-4027-6869-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Union Square Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
Author(s): Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
ISBN: 1-62681-184-9 / 978-1-62681-184-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
Author(s): Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

May 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
Author(s): Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
Author(s): Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
Publisher: Diversion Books
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November 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Road Out of Hell
Author(s): Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   



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