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Bringing adam home [electronic resource] : The Abduction That Changed America. Les Standiford.

Standiford, Les. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062065872 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children, no pedophile registry. His 1981 abduction and murder—unsolved for over a quarter of a century—forever changed America.One sunny July morning in 1981, Revé Walsh and her six-year-old son Adam stopped by the local Sears to pick up some new lamps. Enchanted by a video game at the store's entrance, Adam begged Revé to let him try it out while she shopped. When she returned a few minutes later, Adam was gone.The shock of Adam's murder, and of the inability of the police and the FBI to find his killer, radically altered American innocence and our ideas about childhood. Gone forever were the days when parents would allow their kids out of the house with the casual instruction "Be home by dark!"Revé and John Walsh—who would go on to create America's Most...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2679 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
True Crime.
Genre: Electronic books.

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