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Crime of the Century

LadderCrime of the Century by Gregory Ahlgren and Stephen Monier.  True Crime.  After it was announced that the twenty month old son of Charles and Ann 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 where it had been hurriedly hidden, 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 into the investigation of his son's kidnapping.  He demanded that the body be cremated without an autopsy.

This book traces the two-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.

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."

276 pages, Available Amazon Kindle $9.99, hardcover Branden Publishing $21.95

 

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