The Missing Millionaire

The Missing Millionaire

The True Story of Ambrose Small and the City Obsessed With Finding Him

Book - 2019
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Katie Daubs unwinds the story of the mercurial Ambrose Small, who assembled an Ontario theatre empire in the dawn of the twentieth century, sold it for an unbelievable $1.75 million, and disappeared before he could spend a century Weaving together a remarkable true crime narrative with social and cultural history, Daubs masterfully tells the story of Ambrose's sensational disappearance. She examines the wild-lives of the cast of characters who surrounded him and became prime suspects. Drawing on extensive research, Daubs masterfully recreates Toronto as it was following the First World War.
Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland and Stewart, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780771025174
Characteristics: 354 pages :,illustrations, genealogical table, map, portraits ;,22 cm.

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rpavlacic
Feb 15, 2020

An absolutely fascinating account of one of the great mysteries of our time. How is it possible that a man could make a breathtaking sale of a vastly spread theatre chain for a million dollars ($15.5 million in today's dollars), then just vanish without a trace the next day? Katie Daubs, an investigative reporter with the Toronto Star, literally follows every lead across North America. The answer is never clear, but the possibilities are endless. This read is both sobering and fun.

debwalker Sep 11, 2019

100 years later, we still wonder.

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Feb 15, 2020

rpavlacic thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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