Crime of the Century
After it was announced that the twenty month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was abducted, 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.
In 1927, Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic. By 1932, he was perhaps the most famous man alive. A great hero, he was allowed to be the chief architect of the investigation into his son's kidnapping. In this capacity, the first thing he did was to have the body cremated without an autopsy.
Was this done on purpose? Or, was it done for emotional reasons? The authors, Gregory Ahlgren and Stephen Monier delve into the story like no other investigator has done in the annals of this famous-infamous kidnapping.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Amelia Earhart American Anne Lindbergh Anne's arrived Arthur Koehler asked began believed Betty Gow bills body Bornmann Bronx Bruno Richard Hauptmann Cemetery John Charles Lindbergh child child's disappearance claimed Colonel Lindbergh Colonel Schwarzkopf Condon conviction crib crime criminal Curtis David Wilentz defense discovered driveway Ed Reilly Englewood evidence extortion fact fingerprints Fisch Flemington flight gang Gaston Means German Hauptmann's arrest Hauptmann's trial Hochmuth Hoffman Hopewell household identified Hauptmann immediately innocent investigation involved Jafsie Jersey State Police jurors jury kidnapping knew Koehler later lawyer learned letter Lindbergh baby Lindbergh kidnapping Lupica March McLean Morrow Mount Rose Mulrooney never newspaper night Norman Schwarzkopf person plane prosecution prosecutor question rail 16 ransom money ransom notes Reilly Rossner serial numbers shutters sleeping suit story suspect testified testimony Thayer theory told underworld wanted Whately window witness wood wrote York City