The real story of a boy who grew up pretending to be a missing boy called Bobby Dunbar, told by his granddaughter, from THIS AMERICAN LIFE.
About The Author:
Tal McThenia researched, reported, and wrote “The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar,” a one-hour radio documentary for the acclaimed public radio series This American Life, which aired in March 2008 and is the focus of this book. In documentary film, Tal was Associate Producer for Out At Work: America Undercover, which aired on HBO, Every Mother’s Son, which aired on PBS’ P.O.V. series, and Signal To Noise: Life With Television, a 3-hour public television series. He has received residencies at the Virginia Playwrights’ Workshop and The MacDowell Colony.
Margaret Dunbar Cutright is the granddaughter of Bobby Dunbar, the victim of the kidnapping that is the subject of this book. She grew up with the family legend, that her grandfather was in fact the son of Percy and Lessie Dunbar, kidnapped by a tinker and returned to his biological family. Her research includes comprehensive investigation and analysis of primary sources, including newspapers, family correspondence, and legal documents, as well as extensive and ongoing contact with descendants of Julia Anderson and William Walters, the alleged kidnapper.
|Book:||A Case For Solomon: The Story Of Bobby Dunbar And The Kidnapping That Riveted A Nation|
|Author:||Margaret Dunbar Cutright Tal Mcthenia|
|Number of Pages:||464|
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