MBB: James Dunn book signing: Kidnapping the Prince of Albany

A local true crime story

From the back cover:

In researching his genealogy, the author was surprised to discover a personal link to the Albany, New York, 1933 kidnapping of John O'Connell, Jr -- one of the crimes of the century. The O'Connells were prominent leaders in Albany, with connections all the way to the governor's office.

To finance the crime, the kidnappers robbed the Rensselaer County Bank, leaving behind a dead cop and a town set on revenge. The investigation became so intense the mobster called Dutch Schultz murdered two suspects. The prime suspect, Manny Strewl, was beaten while in police custody.

This account closely reconstructs the crime based on now-declassified FBI files and newspaper accounts of the day.

The foreman of the jury- the author's grandfather- was handpicked by the O'Connell family.

Using FBI files and historical newspaper clippings, Kidnapping the Prince of Albany retraces a fascinating true crime story and asks if we are prepared to find out the truth about our family history. 

Event date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
Market Block Books
290 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Kidnapping the Prince of Albany: John O'Connell Kidnapping of 1933 Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780692348994
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: James Dunn - November 3rd, 2014

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