The Peculiar Kidnapping of Beer Tycoon John Labatt

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Susan Goldenberg (CA)

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.

Dundurn Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
09/22/20049781550025392HISTORY / Canada / General
EnglishPaperback / softback6 in x 9 inC$24.99288