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83 Hours Til Dawn

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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.
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Published 1971 by Doubleday
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Marge
Oct 25, 2013 Marge rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-stories
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!!!!!!!!!!!
Beth
Sep 16, 2012 Beth rated it really liked it
Not bad. Worth reading if you have it or can borrow it.
Fishface
Jan 24, 2016 Fishface rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime, memoir
A really pulse-pounding read. At this late date we all know before we open the book how the story came out; but the minute-by-minute suspense is nearly unbearable all the same.
Selkie
Jul 17, 2016 Selkie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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