The Baby Thief

The Baby Thief

The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption

Book - 2007
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For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee -- selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.
Published: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
ISBN: 9780786719440
Branch Call Number: 362.734 RAY
Characteristics: x, 307 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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List - Scarier than fiction
DBRL_DanaS Oct 22, 2018

Georgia Tann trafficked and stole babies from the poor and adopted them out to the wealthy - for decades!

A jaw-dropping, well-documented work of nonfiction about the woman who shaped -- and corrupted -- adoption practices in the U.S. Georgia Tann, head of the Tennessee Children's Home Society, used her cover as a social worker to run a baby-selling racket that enriched her, while ruining the lives o... Read More »

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