CRIME OF THE CENTURY The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax

Author: Ahlgren (Gregory) & Monier (Stephen)
Year: 1993
Publisher: Branden Books
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9781855860056
Price: 9.00
Hardback. After it was announced that the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was abducted on March 1, 1932, the entire world grieved for their loss. Seventy-two days later, the body was found in the woods next to a roadway, a short distance from Lindbergh's house, near Hopewell, New Jersey. In 1927, Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic in his 'Spirit of St. Louis'. By 1932, he was perhaps the most famous man alive. A great American hero, he was allowed to be the chief architect of the investigation into his son's kidnapping. He demanded that the boy be cremated without an autopsy. This book traces the two-and-a-half year investigation by the New Jersey State Police headed by Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf, and which led to the arrest, trial, conviction and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. It challenges the effectiveness of the investigation, and the evidence advanced by the prosecution, which convicted Hauptmann. More importantly, it dissects evidence previously overlooked of Lindbergh's own role in his son's disappearance, which, in combination with the authors' expert analysis, leads to a new and bold assertion as to who actually committed the "Crime of the Century." Illus., Epilogue, Authors' Notes, Footnotes, Bibliog. and Index. 286pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw.


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