The Airman and the Carpenter: The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptmann

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Viking, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
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Re-creates the social and political climate of the time and dramatically re-evaluates the roles of the police, the judiciary, and others

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User Review  - J.v.d.A. - LibraryThing

Interesting book, though it didn't convince me of Hauptmann's innocence. Though the trial and the conduct of the prosecutors certainly left a lot to be desired, the question of how Hauptmann came to ... Read full review

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User Review  - nogoodboyo - LibraryThing

A compelling, very well written account of the sad fate of Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant carpenter who was framed for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindberghs' baby son. A heartbreaking story, with a particularly interesting social and historical context which is expertly evoked. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
11
The Carpenter
54
The Kidnappers
81
Copyright

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