- Paperback: 298 pages
- Publisher: Midgard Press; Likely 1st Edition edition (November 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0939644843
- ISBN-13: 978-0939644841
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Evil Obsession: The Annie Cook Story Paperback – November, 1991
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Nellie Snyder Yost's "Evil Obsession" is a page turner. It's one of those books that you read all night through because you can't put it down. And yes, it is a true story. Locally lists circulate of the "real" names of the characters in the book. When it first came out more than twenty years ago, we sought to have it as a "One Book" community reading project. There was so much opposition from families who knew they or their relatives had been mentioned in the book that the library decided to scrap the idea.
It was a very sad time in North Platte's history, yet for us to learn any lessons from the evil of that time, the story needs to be told. In order for North Platte to celebrate the wonderful story of the North Platte Canteen and the family community we've become, we must embrace the fact that during the 1930's, we were known as Little Chicago and blackmail and bribery were how business was done.
I highly recommend this book.
Once I got started I couldn't stop. Yost writes in a likeable story-telling way. The story is 3rd person, but dwells on all the facts. Even half way through the story you say "how could this all be happening". But it really all did. There is no happy-ending like traditional stories, but some good comes to the survivors. Your heart bleeds for all that came under the spell of Anne Cook. What a horrendous human being she was for her entire life.
Buy it and read this book - it's better than a "true-crime" book. Unbelievably is how many people were involved with Anne Cook. Thank you Nellie Snyder Yost - and may you rest in peace knowing your book is out there telling a horrific tale - one that needed to be told.
Nellie Snyder Yost passed away the year after I met her - I was disappointed I didn't tell her how great a storyteller she was. Now I honor her memory by purchasing her book and passing it on to my friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just finished reading the book. It was amazing just strange how this one woman had so much powerPublished 2 months ago by BARB KUBES
What a great book about the history of North Platte. If you want true history about the corruption that took place this is a good read.Published 13 months ago by Sheleen
The Annie Cook story is a chilling one, and author Nellie Snyder Yost made the story all the more chilling by crafting it with subtlety. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mud Pyramid
The writing was great, the woman was sick, couldn't stand the truth!Published 22 months ago by Connie Buckingham
This book was recommended to me by the funeral home director in North Platte at my grandmother's funeral. This women really was evil!Published 23 months ago by AB
This book gives a good look at the way people lived in rural early 1900's.
The book title describes Anne Cook. Read more