Tears Of Rage

Tears Of Rage

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by John Walsh
     
 

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The host of the America's Most Wanted, John Walsh tells for the first time the full story of the 1981 abduction and murder of his six-year-old son, Adam. This is the heartbreaking chronicle of John Walsh's transformation from grieving father to full-time activist -- and the infuriating conspiracy of events that have kept America's No. 1 crime-fighter from obtaining

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The host of the America's Most Wanted, John Walsh tells for the first time the full story of the 1981 abduction and murder of his six-year-old son, Adam. This is the heartbreaking chronicle of John Walsh's transformation from grieving father to full-time activist -- and the infuriating conspiracy of events that have kept America's No. 1 crime-fighter from obtaining justice and closure for himself and his family.

From the day Adam disappeared from a mall in Hollywood, Florida, John Walsh faced a local police department better equipped to track stolen cars than missing children -- and a criminal justice system that would work against him in unimaginable ways. Outraged but determined, he ultimately enlarged the search for Adam's killer into an exhaustive battle on behalf of all missing and abused children, beginning with his efforts to put missing children's faces on milk cartons. Today, John Walsh continues the fight for legislative change and public awareness, driven by his own personal tragedy. Tears of Rage is the story of a true American hero: a man who challenged the system in the name of his son.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Time From its searing prologue through its frank re-creation of the lives undone by Adam's murder, Tears of Rage astonishes the reader.

Sun-Sentinel (FL) Tears of Rage is a superb book, intellectually and emotionally challenging and compulsively readable....A riveting story...scrupulously documented.

The Oakland Press (MI) Tears of Rage should be required reading for anyone who loves a child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439136348
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
09/05/2008
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
431,970
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

In addition to his hosting duties on AMERICA'S MOST WANTED, John Walsh is also co-host and co-producer of both "Final Justice" and "European Manhunter." There are also plans to continue his hit television movies "From The Files of AMERICA'S MOST WANTED."

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Tears of Rage 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Sarah Krejci More than 1 year ago
I was only a little girl when this story took place but it had a profound effect on my life. The movie changed me and horrified me in that so many children were missing. This book goes into so much detail of what a family goes through. But Adam did not die in vain. How many lives have been saved because of this tragedy? Thank you Mr Walsh for giving your life to keep our children safe.
Tim Henderson More than 1 year ago
A truely amazing book. Everyone should take the time to read it and follow his lead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omgosh! I love this book! The way this was written I could feel John Walsh right here sharing even the most gut renching details of his son's kidnappind and horrible almost Unheard of murder. I love watching AMW but that only shows little snippets of crimes. I reccomend this book (not for the light of heart!) It is the first of many books written by Mr. Walsh and I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Walsh for bearing your souls. Praise God for you ant to let you know you and your family are added to my prayer list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
excellent book. very sad
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JennGrrl More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in a very long time that I had such an emotional reaction to. It wasn't even the emotion I thought I'd have. I found myself completely angry! This is the story of the kidnapping and murder of John Walsh's young son, Adam Walsh, in the early 1980's, and how Adam's family handled the situation and eventually how John ended up becoming a part of something that would help put criminals behind bars and reunite children who had been kidnapped with parents. I would definitely recommend this book. The first 30 or so pages are a little slow, but stick with it. Those first pages are setting up the rest of the book. After that, I found myself unable to put the book down. It's amazing that a parent can go through this, knowing their child is missing, and that a police agency can put them on the back burner. It's absolutely amazing. It's also amazing that other law enforcement entities can refuse to get involved simply because they haven't received the proper invitation from the original reporting agency. It's enough to make any parent, or for that matter, any human being, livid! That stolen vehicles get more attention that children did in the 1980's was just disgusting. I found myself angry at the things that occurred, but I also found myself moved by the amazing love John and his wife had for their son. His death was definitely not in vain, and his legacy carries on through the work of his mother and father and everyone else that fights to bring back missing children.
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CB15 More than 1 year ago
This book is a great example of something good coming out of something that was so tragic to so many people. Adam was one lucky kid to be loved by these people. I enjoyed reading this book, because it was so well written and to know how someone did not sit back and pity themselves. It takes a lot of character at a time like that to think of others and how to help them. Adam could not be helped, but others were and that's a good thing to know.

John Walsh and his wife did not want this to happen. They would have been happy living the way they were, but it was not to be.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
John Walsh's 'Tears of Rage' is a must read book for everyone that loves a child. Mr. Walsh gives an insight to his life as well as shares photos with the reader. The unimaginable tragedy of his son's murder is heartwrenching. It's tragic that there weren't any resources to help locate Adam, but thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Walsh 's strength and perseverance, the country now has many resources. 'Tears of Rage' is an important book to read for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, for all who have children in their lives because we need to be reminded that not only are there many good people in the world, we have to protect our children from the bad people. I recommend this book highly. Unfortunately it took Adam's disappearance and death to wake up our justice system. I'm extremely thankful to Mr. Walsh and his family for sharing their story. To Mr. Walsh: Thank you for launching 'America's Most Wanted' and continuing to be our crime fighter. Blessings to all our precious children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as I picked this book up from the bookstore, I brought it everywhere with me. The true story of how John Walsh and his wife, Revé, turned every parent's worst nightmare into something positive. You will get hooked from page 1. Although this book may be too graphic for some people, it is still a great read. John and Revé Walsh created the Center for Missing and Exploited Children in memory of their son, Adam, and have brought home many missing children thanks to their efforts. John also helps bring fugitives of the law to justice every Saturday night on America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back, and has captured nearly 850 fugitives to this day. My only critisism for this book is that it was challenging to keep track of some of the people that I was introduced to throughout the story, and that I found myself sometimes having trouble remembering who some people were and where they had been introduced while reading the book. Other than that, this is a great read. Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will never forget this book. I just feel sick for John and his wife. No one should have to bear the grief of losing a child. But to lose one the way they did is more than most people could ever bear. I hurt for every parent that has ever had to endure such an unspeakable loss. They are all so brave. John and Reve Walsh are true angels and I believe (just like they do) that (2) Adams are watching over them---John's dad and little Adam. God bless you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHEN I WAS YOUNG I SAW THE MOVE ADAM IT MADE ME OPEN MY EYES. FROM THAT NIGHT ON I WAS ALWAYS WITH MY MOM WERE EVER WE WENT I WOULD NOT WALK AWAY FROM HER NO MATTER WHAT MY FRIEND WENT AND DID.NOW THAT I'M A MOM I HAVE 3 KIDS OF MY ON AND EVER TIME WE GO OUT I MAKE SURE I CAN SEE THEM AT ALL TIMES.NOW I HAVE READ THE BOOK ABOUT ADAM AND HIS FAMILY WHAT GREAT PEOPLE THEY ARE AND I THINK THEM SO MUCH FOR THIS BOOK AND THE MOVIE THERES BEEN ALOT OF TIMES IN MY LIFE WHEN I HAVE BEEN SOME WERE AND SEEN A LITTLE ONE OFF BY THEM SELF AND I THINK OF ADAM AND HOW IF THERE MOMS HAD SEEN THAT MOVE THEY WOULD NEVER LET THEM DO THAT I NEVER KNEW ADAM BUT HE HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY .U HAVE TO READ THE BOOK JUST TO SEE WHAT A GREAT FAMILY HE HAS ........
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't have kids. But I can understand how much agony he must have went through and is still going through. I barely got through the Prologue and I started to tear up. I read that book in 2 days. I couldn't put it down it was the best book I ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being the mother of five children who live in heaven, I must say this is the first book I've read that I can actually agree with. It is truelly an amazing book, very moving and touching. There were times I had to put it down and cry, just understanding John Walsh's pain. This is a great book, and anyone that loves a child should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I barely have the words to describe this book. Absolutely heart-wrenching is this true story of a man's struggle to find closure after his son is brutally murdered. The story of an incompetant police department and with all odds against him, John Walsh somehow managed to come out on top. A must read for anyone with children or for anyone who thinks that certain things just don't exist in this great country. It will leave you in awe and will open your eyes to a world that you wished didn't exist!!