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The Resource World, chase me down : a novel, Andrew Hilleman

World, chase me down : a novel, Andrew Hilleman

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World, chase me down : a novel
Title
World, chase me down
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hilleman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A rousing, suspenseful debut novel--True Grit meets Catch Me If You Can--based on the forgotten true story of a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S. history. Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation" and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots--all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All--an anti-hero you can't help rooting for"--
  • "Resurrecting a forgotten American folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice, World, Chase Me Down is a debut novel of adrenaline-fueled, page-turning suspense based on the first great crime of the last century: the revenge kidnapping by out-of-work former butcher Pat Crowe of the sixteen-year-old son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon--the man who forced him out of business--for a ransom of $25,000 in gold. What follows is a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation," as Crowe burgles, safe-cracks, and bond-jumps his way from Omaha to Butte, Montana; Columbia, Missouri; Nogales, Arizona; New York City; London; Durban, South Africa; Philadelphia; and ultimately back to Omaha, where he turns himself in, reunites with the woman he never stopped loving, and rallies public sentiment behind him in a triumphant circus trial. Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is beset by vices yet unyielding in his sense of right and wrong. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus's Oldest Confederate Widow Tells All--an anti-hero you can't help rooting for"--
Summary
A tale based on the lesser-known true story of an American folk hero describes how in the name of economic justice, Pat Crowe, the son of a corrupt meatpacker tycoon, staged the first successful kidnapping for ransom in the nation's history
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528902
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
World, chase me down : a novel, Andrew Hilleman
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
949142677
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780143111474
Lccn
2016023546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949142677
Label
World, chase me down : a novel, Andrew Hilleman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
949142677
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780143111474
Lccn
2016023546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949142677

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