Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

by Robert Zorn


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Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping by Robert Zorn

For eighty years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann—executed in 1936—acted alone.
In this meticulous and authoritative account of the trial and the times of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Inspired by his father's relationship with the actual accomplices—including the mastermind—he presents the clearest ever picture of a criminal partnership that would shake every class and culture of American society.
Using personal possessions and documents, never-before-seen photographs, new forensic evidence, and extensive research, Robert Zorn has written a shocking and captivating account of the crime and the original "Trial of the Century." From the ecstatic riots that followed the Spirit of St. Louis on either side of the Atlantic, to the tragic night that would shake America's sense of security, to the horror of the New Jersey morgue where Lindbergh insisted on verifying the identity of his son, Zorn's skillful treatment meets this larger-than-life story and gives it definitive shape by revealing the true events behind the crime, for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468306699
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 552,182
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Zorn is a graduate of Duke University and the Wharton School of Business. His unique qualification to tell this story is his relationship to his father, the late Eugene C. Zorn, Jr., a nationally respected economist, and the only person who ever witnessed the conspiracy behind the kidnapping

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"Fascinating and compelling." —Dallas Morning News

"Once you start reading it, you will not stop. This book should be on top of everyone's summer reading list. You won't be disappointed." –Daily Caller

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Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Zorn presents a riveting account of the heartbreaking crime and of the bizarre trial that marked the end of the official investigation into the Lindbergh kidnapping. His perspective is unique and intensely personal, yet he approaches the subject with commendable objectivity and clarity. Zorn has wisely confined his analysis to observations related to the crime rather than delving into later controversial events in the life of the renowned aviator - events which clearly had no bearing on the 1932 kidnapping. I detect no hero worship in this account .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A superb and lucid account of the crime, trial and disposition of the case. highly plausible account.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a criminal defense lawyer, I have long been fascinated with the Lindbergh kidnapping and subsequent legal proceedings. This is an excellently researched and developed theory of the conspiracy and conspirators. I have no doubt that, if this case were to occur today, this evidence would be pursued and could result in capture of all persons involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hauptman was so not innocent, but he was also not alone. He was the scapegoat of the other(s) involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hauptman was innocent--what a railroading!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting from the first moment I started reading. If nothing else, the composite picture of cemetary John and John Knolls picture are one in the same. Never have I seen two pictures match so closely. The author has me convinced!
curbyputt More than 1 year ago
the story was just ok! it was a bit confusing at times until you remember that the story is being told as hear say.thru the author's father.