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The Resource Stolen from the garden : the kidnapping of Virginia Piper, William Swanson

Stolen from the garden : the kidnapping of Virginia Piper, William Swanson

Label
Stolen from the garden : the kidnapping of Virginia Piper
Title
Stolen from the garden
Title remainder
the kidnapping of Virginia Piper
Statement of responsibility
William Swanson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "On a July afternoon in 1972, two masked men waving guns abducted forty-nine-year-old Virginia Piper from the garden of her lakeside home in Orono, Minnesota. After her husband, a prominent investment banker, paid a $1 million ransom, an anonymous caller directed the FBI to a thickly wooded section of a northern Minnesota state park. There, two days after her nightmare began, Ginny Piper--chained to a tree, filthy and exhausted, but physically unharmed--awaited her rescuers. The intensely private couple lived through a media firestorm. Both Bobby and Ginny Piper herself-naturally reserved and surprisingly composed in the aftermath of her ordeal-were subject to FBI scrutiny in the largest kidnap-for-ransom case in bureau annals. When two career criminals were finally indicted five years after the abduction, the Pipers again took center stage in two long trials before a jury's verdict made headlines across the nation. Drawing on closely held government documents and exclusive interviews with family members, investigators, suspects, lawyers, and others intimately connected to the case, William Swanson provides the first comprehensive account of the sensational Piper kidnapping and its long, eventful aftermath--and makes a case for the most plausible explanation for what really happened on that July afternoon. William Swanson is the author of Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson and Black White Blue: The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett"--
  • "Virginia Piper was plucked from her Orono, Minnesota, home in July 1972. After her husband, a prominent investment banker, paid $1 million in ransom, the FBI was directed to find her unharmed and chained to a tree in a state park. Extensive efforts to solve this crime, the largest kidnap-for-ransom case in bureau annals, resulted in indictments but, shockingly, no convictions after two long jury trials. Bill Swanson draws on closely held government documents and exclusive interviews with family members, investigators, and suspects to tell the full story--including making a case for what most likely happened on that July afternoon"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.15/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6603.P57
LC item number
S93 20114
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Stolen from the garden : the kidnapping of Virginia Piper, William Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780873519472
Lccn
2014026427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn891494501
Label
Stolen from the garden : the kidnapping of Virginia Piper, William Swanson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780873519472
Lccn
2014026427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn891494501

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