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Among the Missing: An Anecdotal History of Missing Persons from 1800 to the Present

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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Unknown Binding, 445 pages
Published January 1st 1978 by Simon & Schuster
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Ptreick
Mar 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
When I was a kid I remember reading "Mysteries of the Unexplained" -- a Time/Life series book, apparently the only one of the series my parents owned -- a book that used Nash's Among the Missing as a source. So when I saw this book I immediately snapped it up and read it cover to cover. Or, I tried... it turns out that reading about missing people, one after another, hundreds of missing people, sort of loses its charm. The people started to all blend together into a big mass. There is one excell ...more
Meaghan
Oct 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: true crime and mystery buffs
This is a very absorbing read and I only wish it could be updated to include more recent cases. Nash's writing style is engaging as he covers hundreds of disappearances of all types. Photographs and sketches occasionally illustrate the stories. Nash organizes cases by cause of disappearance: chapters are given titles such as "Escape to Love," "Murder Unseen," and, most intriguingly, "No Reason at All." It should be noted that many of the cases he writes about have been solved; the missing person ...more
Katherine Addison
For what it is and when it was written, this is a pretty good book.

It is not (what I realized belatedly I had been hoping for) a history of missing persons investigations. It's a series of anecdotes about people who go missing, whether it's for hours or years, whether it's voluntary or involuntary, whether they turn up alive or dead or not at all. The book shows its age in its cheerful disregard for source citation, and it is distinctly a book for dilettantes, not written for people like me who
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renee c shaner
A good reference on missing cases

I liked reading a more in depth review of famous missing persons.However there were a lot of misspelled words and grammatical errors which does take away the enjoyment of reading.
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