I just posted a review of The Kidnapping Years. Here it is…
The Kidnap Years: The Astonishing True History of the Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America by David Stout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this because I was interested in the topic of kidnapping for research purposes. I did not realize it occurred so frequently during the Great Depression/WWII. It is very thorough. It does investigate separate incidents of kidnapping, but far more occurred than are covered. David Stout writes of the Lindbergh kidnapping along with various others which occurred in the 1930s. It would be interesting for someone who wants to delve into the crime history of the 1930s, or who is interested in the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby. It is very niche-specific. Other true-crime readers may still be interested in this book though.
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