The Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America

A startling new book lays bare a little-known chapter in American true crime history.

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Read the following excerpt for a glimpse into the kidnapping epidemic that rocked Depression-era America. Then, download The Kidnap Years now.

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The Kidnap Years

By David Stout

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  • A childhood photo of Adolphus Busch Orthwein, 1923.

    Photo Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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  • The home of Charles Abernathy, where Adolphus Busch Orthwein was held captive.

    Photo Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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The Kidnap Years

By David Stout