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The Resource The kidnap years : the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America, David Stout

The kidnap years : the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America, David Stout

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The kidnap years : the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America
Title
The kidnap years
Title remainder
the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America
Statement of responsibility
David Stout
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Great Depression was a time of incomparable financial desperation in America. Thugs with submachine guns and square-jawed G-men have long dominated the vernacular images of fear, lawlessness, and corruption set against the decimating poverty of that decade. But little known-until now-are the many serial dramas that played out in homes and hideouts, courtrooms and cold cases across the country. In a time of panic, legal lethargy, corruption, and incompetence, there was one sure-fire means to make money, one that was seized upon by both criminals and resourceful civilians. Best of all, one likely to go unpunished: kidnapping. Gritty, visceral, and thoughtfully reported, The Kidnap Years chronicles a forgotten time in America's history when the economic hardships of the Great Depression and the low legal risk of kidnapping led to a sweep of abductions that afflicted all corners of the country"--
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Citation location within source
  • April 01, 2020
  • March 23, 2020
  • July 01, 2020
  • April 01, 2020
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • BookPage
  • Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stout, David
Dewey number
364.15/4097309043
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6598
LC item number
.S76 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kidnapping
  • Crime
  • United States
Label
The kidnap years : the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America, David Stout
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019032997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 430 pages
Isbn
9781492694793
Lccn
2019032997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105151295
Label
The kidnap years : the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America, David Stout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019032997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 430 pages
Isbn
9781492694793
Lccn
2019032997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105151295

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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