MANNERS & MORALS: The Tragedy of Monty Thorne


Montgomery Ward Thorne seemed to have everything. He grew up with a $4,200 model railroad, a collection of guns, a speedboat and an Oldsmobile convertible. If he had reached his 21st birthday next October, he would have come into a fortune. His father, Gordon Thorne. a hard-drinking heir of a Montgomery Ward & Co. founder, had left his fourth wife and their son Monty $3,000,000 in trust. But Monty's life was full of unhappiness, and his death was full of horror.

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