Fair, Clear, and Terrible: The Story of Shiloh, Maine
by Shirley Nelson

A narrative history of life in an early twentieth century movement in Maine, led by the Rev. Frank Sandford. Three court trials structure the events—for manslaughter, abuse of children, and crimes at sea.  Shirley Nelson, whose parents grew up in this bizarre society, captures the inner dimensions of life with one personality in control of many others.