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The Resource The death of an heir : Adolph Coors III and the murder that rocked an American brewing dynasty, Philip Jett

The death of an heir : Adolph Coors III and the murder that rocked an American brewing dynasty, Philip Jett

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The death of an heir : Adolph Coors III and the murder that rocked an American brewing dynasty
Title
The death of an heir
Title remainder
Adolph Coors III and the murder that rocked an American brewing dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Philip Jett
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Coors family's gilded American dream turned into a nightmare when a meticulously plotted kidnapping went horribly wrong. In the 1950s and '60s, the Coors dynasty reigned over Golden, Colorado, seemingly invincible. When rumblings about labor unions threatened to destabilize the family's brewery, Adolph Coors, Jr., the septuagenarian president of the company, drew a hard line, refusing to budge. They had worked hard for what they had, and no one had a right to take it from them. What they'd soon realize was that they had more to lose than they could have imagined. On the morning of Tuesday, February 9, 1960, Adolph "Ad" Coors III, the 44-year-old CEO of the multimillion-dollar Colorado beer empire, stepped into his car and headed for the brewery twelve miles away. At a bridge he stopped to help a man in a yellow Mercury sedan. On the back seat lay handcuffs and leg irons. The glove box held a ransom note ready to be mailed. His coat pocket shielded a loaded pistol. What happened next set off the largest manhunt in the United States since the Lindbergh kidnapping. State and local authorities, along with an FBI investigation personally spearheaded by its director, J. Edgar Hoover, burst into action attempting to locate Ad and his kidnapper. The dragnet spanned a continent. All the while, Ad's grief-stricken wife and children waited, tormented by the unrelenting silence. The Death of an Heir reveals the true story behind the tragic murder of Colorado's favorite son."--Jacket
Summary
An account of the true story behind the tragic murder of Adolph Coors III, the CEO of the multi-million-dollar Colorado beer empire, traces the labor union uprisings that threatened to destabilize the Coors family brewery and the February 1960 abduction that triggered the largest U.S. manhunt since the Lindbergh kidnapping
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10576591
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DLC
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Jett, Philip
Dewey number
364.152/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6533.C6
LC item number
J47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Coors, Adolph
  • Corbett, Joseph
  • Adolph Coors Company
  • Coors, Adolph
  • Corbett, Joseph
  • Adolph Coors Company
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Beer industry
  • Beer industry
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Colorado
Target audience
adult
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Adolph Coors III and the murder that rocked an American brewing dynasty
Label
The death of an heir : Adolph Coors III and the murder that rocked an American brewing dynasty, Philip Jett
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967056727
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250111807
Lccn
2017021363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967056727
Label
The death of an heir : Adolph Coors III and the murder that rocked an American brewing dynasty, Philip Jett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967056727
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250111807
Lccn
2017021363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967056727

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