The Lindbergh Kidnapping: mobs, mass psychology and myth

The Lindbergh Kidnapping: mobs, mass psychology and myth

by Jerry Kroth, Ph. D.

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There are some very decent books on the life of Charles Lindbergh and particularly the kidnapping of his son. However, no one ever looked at the elephant in the room, the veritable mass psychosis that surrounded Lindbergh and the drooling lynch mob that gathered for the trial and execution of an innocent Bruno Richard Hauptmann. For the first time, a systematic and critical look into this volcanic eruption of herd behavior in American public life is presented.

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BN ID: 2940012767608
Publisher: Genotype
Publication date: 07/18/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jerry Kroth, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University. He teaches psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. He has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory. Dr. Kroth has been a member of the International Psychohistorical Association since 1983.

Dr. Kroth’s ten prior books were in the areas of counseling psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, and research methodology. In addition, he has written and presented over seventy papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, the dream process, psychohistory and collective psychology. He is also an occasional contributor to the Huffington Post. His most recent work is Psyche's Exile: an empirical odyssey in search of the soul. Dr. Kroth maintains a website: More information on the Lindbergh Kidnapping may also be found at

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The Lindbergh Kidnapping: mobs, mass psychology and myth 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RgreenspanRG More than 1 year ago
A very important expose.  Fascinating read!  Five stars.  Ralph
Romiebutz More than 1 year ago
“A fascinating piece of psychological analysis that reads like an Agatha Christie novel. I couldn’t put it down!” —Marvin Forrest, Ph.D., psychotherapist, Santa Barbara “Dr. Kroth has provided a compelling analysis of the Lindbergh story that renders it in a completely new light. Prepare to have what you thought you knew thoroughly challenged!” —Jeff Kisling, Ph.D., psychotherapist, Palo Alto