The Lind­bergh Kid­nap­ping Sus­pect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away

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September 1, 2020

The book revis­its the 1932 kidnapping/​murder of Charles Lind­bergh, Jr. – and sug­gests a shock­ing solu­tion nev­er before con­sid­ered by any author. The evi­dence laid out in the book – key parts of which lay unex­am­ined for decades – exon­er­ates Bruno Richard Haupt­mann, the immi­grant exe­cut­ed for the crime, and instead impli­cates Lind­bergh him­self. Through a page-turn­er that can’t be put down, the author describes an elab­o­rate hoax and edu­cates read­ers on its sociopo­lit­i­cal con­text. This includes Lind­bergh’s pro-Nazi embrace of eugen­ics and white suprema­cy. A retired judge her­self, the author asks read­ers to judge for them­selves whether her the­o­ry puts to rest decades of dis­putes among his­to­ri­ans and ama­teur sleuths. In the short time since its release, this myth-smash­ing,” com­pelling” book has already won high praise from lead­ing experts on the mys­te­ri­ous crime of the cen­tu­ry and fas­ci­nat­ed lay read­ers of all ages as well as legal and med­ical pro­fes­sion­als. Philip Roth’s nov­el and the HBO minis­eries The Plot Against Amer­i­ca go nowhere near unveil­ing the hor­ri­ble truth about this famous Amer­i­can anti­se­mit­ic idol.”

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