I’ve finished reading the book “The Most Hated Man In America: Jerry Sandusky And The Rush To Judgment” by Mark Pendergrast.  

My review of this book is as follows. 

To me, it was a very easy read.  The words flow where it makes it a fast paced book that you don’t want to put down.  After seeing this case transpire in the media I automatically assumed that Jerry was GUILTY!  Now after reading this book I question if an innocent man was locked away.  After reading all the circumstances and witness testimonials and how psychologists and psychiatrists pressed these people with having repressed memories and drew out of them what they wanted to hear not what really transpired is just astoundingly sad.  It seems that Jerry who was of great moral character and had such a huge heart for every child that he worked with was falsely accused and then sentenced for these false accusations.

The author Pendergrast has done an impeccable job of writing and the even flow of his book makes me want to read more of his work!  He truly has a way of making something that might seem like a dry read very thirst quenching.  I would recommend this book to anyone out there that might have an interest in this case and is curious to read the facts that are written in this book and after the read, you might be enlightened just like I was.  

My heart aches for Jerry’s family because I truly feel that Jerry’s legacy was tarnished and a man who was regarded so highly will never be able to pay society forward in a way that he was meant to do.  This is such a travesty of justice in my opinion.  Truly tragic.

I am from Pennsylvania and I do remember vividly when this case hit the news and I pray that if people truly did wrong this man that they have the strength to step up one day and say that they were wrong and ask forgiveness. 

You know there are always two sides to a story and I’m appalled by how people were manipulated and coerced into their witness testimonials against Jerry.

I am very blessed to have had the chance to have read this work by Pendergrast and truly look forward to picking up more of his work.  This is definitely a five-star review from me!!!

Liz Wriston

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