17 Days The Katie Beers Story: The Heroic Ordeal of a 10-year-old girl Held Captive agains her will

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Booktango, Aug 30, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography
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On December 28, 1992, Katie Beers disappeared, it was two days before her tenth birthday. She had left for an outing with a close family friend, John Esposito. On January 13th Katie was found alive in a secret, dungeon-like vault beneath Esposito's Bay Shore Long Island House. Families nationwide followed the story of Katie's heartwrenching ordeal, as she bravely survived the isolation until her nearly miraculous rescue.

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About the author (2012)

Arthur Herzog III was born in Manhattan on April 6, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Stanford University in 1949 and a master's degree in English literature at Columbia University in 1951. He soon became a freelance magazine writer. During his lifetime, he wrote 16 novels including IQ 83 and Orca, two short story collections, and nine nonfiction books including Vesco, The Church Trap, 17 Days: The Katie Beers Story, and The War-Peace Establishment. His novel, The Swarm was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Michael Caine in 1978. He also wrote for numerous magazines including Esquire, Harper's, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. He died due to complications of a stroke on May 26, 2010 at the age of 83.

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