The Great Wisconsin Manhunt of 1961 by author Marshall Cook retraces the steps of the fugitives in this compelling true crime account with many historical photos. When three Chicago men came to the tourist area of Wisconsin Dells in the summer of 1961, they had more than just a vacation on their minds. When police tried to question them, a shootout ensued and a police officer was killed. The men fled and one of the most memorable manhunts in state history ensued. . Soft cover, 164 pages. Pub. Badger Books.