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The Resource A case for Solomon : Bobby Dunbar and the kidnapping that haunted a nation, Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright

A case for Solomon : Bobby Dunbar and the kidnapping that haunted a nation, Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright

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A case for Solomon : Bobby Dunbar and the kidnapping that haunted a nation
Title
A case for Solomon
Title remainder
Bobby Dunbar and the kidnapping that haunted a nation
Statement of responsibility
Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Case for Solomon : Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation chronicles one of the most celebrated--and most misunderstood--kidnapping cases in American history. In 1912, four-year-old Bobby Dunbar, the son of an upper-middle-class Louisiana family, went missing in the swamps. After an eight-month search that electrified the country and destroyed Bobby's parents, the boy was found, filthy and unrecognizable, in the pinewoods of southern Mississippi. A wandering piano tuner who had been shuttling the child throughout the region by wagon for months was arrested and charged with kidnapping--a crime that was punishable by death at the time. But when a destitute single mother came forward from North Carolina to claim the boy as her son, not Bobby Dunbar, the case became a high-pitched battle over custody--and identity--that divided the South. Amid an ever-thickening tangle of suspicion and doubt, two mothers and a father struggled to assert their rightful parenthood over the child, both to the public and to themselves. For two years, lawyers dissected and newspapers sensationalized every aspect of the story. Psychiatrists, physicians, criminologists, and private detectives debated the piano tuner's guilt and the boy's identity. And all the while the boy himself remained peculiarly guarded on the question of who he was. It took nearly a century, a curiosity that had been passed down through generations, and the science of DNA to discover the truth. -- Jacket, p. [2]
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
This American life (Radio program)
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McThenia, Tal
Dewey number
364.15/4092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6603.D86
LC item number
M35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cutright, Margaret Dunbar
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  • Dunbar, Bobby
  • Dunbar, Bobby
  • Dunbar, Bobby
  • Cutright, Margaret Dunbar
  • Cutright, Margaret Dunbar
  • Dunbar, Bobby
  • Kidnapping
  • Missing children
  • Mistaken identity
  • Opelousas (La.)
  • Lost children
  • HISTORY
  • Families
  • Kidnapping
  • Missing children
  • Mistaken identity
  • Louisiana
  • Southern States
Label
A case for Solomon : Bobby Dunbar and the kidnapping that haunted a nation, Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-420) 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
Contents
Character List -- Foreword -- Authors' Note -- Chapters 1 -- 26 -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn709673184
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xx, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439158609
Lccn
2011051965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346820
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)709673184
Label
A case for Solomon : Bobby Dunbar and the kidnapping that haunted a nation, Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-420) 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
Contents
Character List -- Foreword -- Authors' Note -- Chapters 1 -- 26 -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn709673184
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xx, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439158609
Lccn
2011051965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346820
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)709673184

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