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  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:595
  • eBook ISBN:9780990826446

FBI Files on the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

by Thomas Fensch

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Overview
This is the complete 580-page FBI file on the kidnapping of the baby son of aviator Charles Lindbergh . Although the crime happened in New Jersey, the FBI maintained its own records of the case. It was the first "Crime of the Century" in the U.S. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was eventually arrested for the crime and, in a trial which defined "media circus," was found guilty and executed, but he never confessed to the crime. The last page of the FBI files is marked PENDING - - this is time stopped in the 1930s.
Description
This is the complete 580-page FBI file on the kidnapping of the baby son of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Although the crime occurred in New Jersey, the FBI maintained its own records of the case. It was the first "Crime of the Century" in the U.S. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was eventually arrested for the crime and, in a trial which defined "media circus," was found guilty and exec,ted, but he never confessed to he crime. The last page of the FBI file is marked PENDING -- this is time stopped in the 1930s.
About the author
Thomas Fensch is the author of over 30 books of nonfiction, including biographies of John Steinbeck, James Thurber, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Oskar Schindler, John Howard Griffin and Ernest Hemingway. He has a doctorate from Syracuse University and lives outside Richmond, Va.
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