Snatched! - Dundurn

Snatched!

The Peculiar Kidnapping of Beer Tycoon John Labatt

Published September 2004

Description

In 1934, fifty-three-year-old beer tycoon John Sackville Labatt was kidnapped from his Lake Huron summer home and held ransom for three days. His captors, a group of ex-rumrunners, desperate in the days following prohibition and the Great Depression, were hoping for a big payday. This bizarre true crime story traces the abduction through to the trials of the abductors. From a heavily populated hideout to a case of mistaken identity, follow the story of Labatt, the first person in Canada to be kidnapped for high ransom.

Contributors

Susan Goldenberg

Susan Goldenberg is the author of eight non-fiction books and has won the Canadian Author's Award and Canadian Business Press Editors' Award. She was Canadian bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and has written for the Sunday New York Times, the Financial Post, the Financial Times of Canada and The Beaver.

Book Details

Paperback
September 2004
6x9 in
288 pp
9781550025392
ePub
September 2004
-
288 pp
9781459717718