The Resource The vanishing evangelist : the Aimee Semple McPherson kidnapping affair, (electronic resource)

The vanishing evangelist : the Aimee Semple McPherson kidnapping affair, (electronic resource)

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The vanishing evangelist : the Aimee Semple McPherson kidnapping affair
Title
The vanishing evangelist
Title remainder
the Aimee Semple McPherson kidnapping affair
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eng
Summary
During the afternoon of May 18, 1926, and auburn-haired woman whose name was virtually an American household word went for a swim in the Pacific. She was not seen to come out of the water. Thousands of Californians who had thronged to hear the dynamic Aimee Semple McPherson preach at her floodlit Angelos Temple were stunned at the news of her disappearance. Two people died in the attempt to find her body. Services were held for her at the Temple and a memorial fund was collected. Meanwhile, however, letters had begun to come in, demanding $500,000 ransom for the return of Sister Aimee. And five weeks after the vanished, Aimee turned up in a Mexican border town with a circumstantial story of having been kidnapped and then imprisoned in a desert shack, and of having escaped on foot across miles of sandy wastes. The missing shepherd was welcomed back to life with great rejoicing by the Temple flock. But certain skeptics-among them the Los Angeles district attorney-had doubts about her story. Why was no shack to be found that would fit her description? Why was she neither sunburned nor thirsty when she returned? And who was the mysterious "Miss X," so remarkably like the evangelist, who had occupied, with a "Mr. McIntyre," a rented honeymoon cottage at Carmel-by-the-Sea while Aimee was gone? These questions led to a grand-jury investigation with sensational surprised of its own, and eventually brought the evangelist and certain others into court, where the disclosures made were as startling-and as hilarious-as anything that had preceded
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Midwest
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Thomas, Lately
Dewey number
343.1
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non fiction
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  • McPherson, Aimee Semple
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The vanishing evangelist : the Aimee Semple McPherson kidnapping affair, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Isbn
9781789120509
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12083131
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MWT12083131
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The vanishing evangelist : the Aimee Semple McPherson kidnapping affair, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781789120509
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12083131
Publisher number
MWT12083131
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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