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83 Hours Til Dawn
by Gene Miller
In 1968, Emory University student Barbara Jane Mackle was kidnapped for ransom, held underground in a coffinlike box for 83 hours as more than 100 FBI agents searched for her. This is her authorized story. By Miami Herald reporter Gene Miller.
Published 1971 by Doubleday
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Oh my gosh! How this young woman endured this is WAY beyond my comprehension. This entire story will keep you absolutely spellbound. I can't say enough about this writer. If you like true stories, you will want to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a book about what is now a little known kidnapping case (despite the fact that two movies were made dealing with the circumstances) of Barbara Jane Mackle in December of 1968. Due to a serious case of the flu, she had opted to leave her dorm room to check into a hotel where her mother met her to care for her during her illness. In the early hours of the morning her mother opened the door to a man claiming to be a police officer, and with the help of an accomplice, Mrs. Mackle was chlorof ...more