After Etan: the missing child case that held America captive

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On the morning of May 25, 1979, six-year-old Etan Patz left his apartment to go to his school bus stop. It was the first time he walked the two short blocks on his own. But he never made it to school that day. He vanished somewhere between his home and the bus stop, and was never seen again. The search for Etan quickly consumed the downtown Manhattan neighborhood where his family lived. Soon afterward, "Missing" posters with Etan's smiling face blanketed the city, followed by media coverage that turned Etan's disappearance into a national story-one that would change our cultural landscape forever. Thirty years later, May 25 is recognized as National Missing Children's Day, in Etan's honor. But despite the overwhelming publicity his case received, the public knows only a fraction of what happened. That's because the story of Etan Patz is more than a heartbreaking mystery. It is also the story of the men, women, and children who were touched by his life in the months and years after he vanished. It's the story of the agonies and triumphs of the Patz family. It's the story of the extraordinary twists and turns of federal prosecutor Stuart GraBois's relentless pursuit of his prime suspect. From GraBois's creative "outside the box" tactics, to the veteran cop who made his first pedophile bust on a dark Times Square rooftop, to the FBI rookie who cut her teeth chasing the case through the dark recesses of a child molester's mind, this is the story of all the heroic investigators who to this day, thirty years later, continue to seek justice for Etan. In AFTER ETAN, author Lisa Cohen draws on hundreds of interviews and nearly twenty years of research-including access to the personal files of the Patz family-to reveal for the first time the entire dramatic tale.
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Grouping Titleafter etan the missing child case that held america captive
Grouping Authorcohen lisa r
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display_descriptionDetails the experiences of the Patz family after the abduction of six-year-old Etan in 1979, who went missing between his home and the bus stop in the family's downtown Manhattan neighborhood, and describes their search, the police efforts and investigation, and other topics.
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ils:185488BookBooks1st ed.EnglishGrand Central Pub., 2009.xiv, 379 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetKidnapping -- New York (N.Y.)
Kidnapping -- New York (State) -- New York
Kidnapping victims -- New York (State) -- New York
Missing children -- New York (N.Y.)
Missing children -- New York (State) -- New York
Patz, Etan Kalil, -- 1972-1979
Victims of crimes -- New York (N.Y.)
title_displayAfter Etan : the missing child case that held America captive
title_fullAfter Etan : the missing child case that held America captive / Lisa R. Cohen
title_shortAfter Etan
title_subthe missing child case that held America captive
Kidnapping victims
Missing children
Patz, Etan Kalil
Victims of crimes