KIDNAPPED Child Abduction in America

Author: Fass (Paula S.)
Year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780195117097
Price: 8.00
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Hardback. Few crimes capture our imagination as completely as child kidnapping. We are both fascinated and revolted, seeing in each victim our own child, in each bereaved parent ourselves, and in each kidnapper a monster striking straight at the heart of the family and our society. The author explores how our fear has evolved from its first chilling realisation in 1874, when Americans were startled and horrified to discover that their children could be held for ransom, until today, when sexual predators seem to threaten our children at every turn. The author looks at some of the great kidnapping cases in American history, the stories that haunted parents over the previous 125yrs. She describes the kidnapping of Charley Ross in 1874, the first of a series of kidnappings to be called "the crime of the century"; the notorious case of Leopold and Loeb, two rich young men who murdered a younger cousin simply to see if they could get away with it; the abduction of Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" taken by her own aunt at the start of a vicious custody battle; and the most famous case of all, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, plus many others. Illus., Afterword, Notes and Index. 324pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage.

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