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The encyclopedia of kidnappings

by Newton, Michael, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (1)
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 364.154 N485
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  364.154 N485
 
 
 
Noncirculating (1)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Desk Reference rq HV6595.N49 2002
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Desk Reference
 
Call Number  rq HV6595.N49 2002
 
 
Summary
From Viking raids to Aztec sacrifices, from sexual slavery to terrorist attacks, kidnappings have been committed for profit, politics, religious beliefs, and sometimes for even for savage reasons. This volume studies this sinister branch of criminal activity.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Unfortunately, there have been enough abductions, hijackings and political hostage takings to necessitate The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings, a reference volume encompassing major (and sometimes minor) kidnappings throughout history. Michael Newton (Encyclopedia of Serial Killers) allots brief entries to victims, kidnappers, locations and relevant law enforcement bodies. The Iran hostage crisis, the Lindbergh baby, and Leopold and Loeb are covered, but the book also relates the 1855 kidnapping of an Arizona rancher's daughter by Mexican outlaws, the abduction and murder of Emmett Till, and numerous Eastern European "skyjackers" trying to flee the Soviet bloc. The four paragraphs on "DISAPPEARED, THE" covering Argentina, Chile and other countries can only suggest the grief and devastation wrought by thousands of political murders. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kidnapping -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Abduction -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher New York :Facts on File, Inc.,2002
Other Titles Kidnappings
Language English
Description vii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-351) and index.
ISBN 0816044864 (hardcover)
0816044872 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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