Abington Authors: Carrie Hagen, Unraveling A True Crime Story

Building: Woodland, Room: 112

Book CoverThe nation’s first recorded case of kidnapping for ransom occurred in Philadelphia in 1874, plunging the nation into hysteria.


Penn State Abington alum Carrie Hagen’s fast-paced book "we is got him: The Kidnapping That Changed America" is the dual story of the manhunt, which was entangled in the politically charged planning for the Philadelphia World’s Fair.


Carrie will discuss the story, answer questions and sign the new paperback edition of her book, which will be available for purchase (cash or check only).