THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING SUSPECT NO. 1: The Man Who Got Away

THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING SUSPECT NO. 1: The Man Who Got Away

by Lise Pearlman

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Overview

Astonishingly more key evidence is accessible today than was presented at the death penalty trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the kidnap/murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. Viewing documents and photos that the jury never saw and forensic analysis never before published, you get to judge for yourself who committed the "crime of the century." Experts and enthusiasts alike are calling award-winning author Lise Pearlman's shocking new exposé on the Lindbergh kidnapping:

"MYTH-SMASHING, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, POWERFULLY ARGUED" — Lloyd Gardner

"SHOCKING...WELL-DOCUMENTED…HIGHLY PLAUSIBLE.” — Dr. William M. Bass

"EXPERTLY RESEARCHED" "SUPERBLY CRAFTED" "MUST-READ" — Greg Ahlgren & Stephen Monier

This shocking but true story is told in just 350 pages divided into dozens of short, riveting chapters you can’t put down. Bonus features include:

-- scores of photos including what Little Charlie really looked like at the time he disappeared and other suppressed evidence

-- the May 1932 forensic report issued by the premiere medical lab now known as Bristol Myers Squibb.

-- modern forensic analysis of the corpse by a renowned pathologist published here for the first time

-- 60+ pages of detailed endnotes for armchair detectives and curious readers

-- source list of over 90+ books, archives and other reference materials

-- comprehensive index, and more!

In the depths of the Depression, millions worldwide followed every twist and turn of the Lindbergh baby kidnap/murder. Yet what was reported was largely fake news. Nearly a century after undocumented immigrant Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed for the dastardly crime, questions still linger. If the wrong man was convicted, who did it? When? Why? Where? How? The shocking answers this book suggests have eluded all prior authors. Extensive research into dusty archives yielded crucial forensic evidence never before analyzed. Readers are invited to reexamine "the crime of the century" with fresh eyes focused on a key suspect - a slim man wearing a fedora that obscured his face. He was spotted with a ladder in his car near the Lindberghs' driveway early that fateful night. The police let an insider who fit that description oversee the entire investigation - the boy's father, international hero Charles Lindbergh. Abuse of power, amorality and xenophobia all feature in this saga set in an era dominated by white supremacists and social Darwinists. If Lindbergh was Suspect No. 1, the man who got away, what was his motive? Who else was involved? Who helped cover up the crime?

Read this book and judge for yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587904950
Publisher: Regent Press Printers & Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 578
Sales rank: 302,807
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.29(d)

About the Author

Prize-winning author Lise Pearlman is a former trial lawyer and judge and nationally recognized speaker whose books have won multiple awards in the categories of law, U.S. History, multicultural nonfiction and social change. https://www.facebook.com/LPAuthorAndSpeaker/ Her last book, Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender, won a 2018 International Book Award for biographies. She is also the acclaimed author of With Justice for Some: Politically Charged Criminal Trials of the Early 20th Century That Helped Shape Today's America [2017]; The Sky's the Limit: People v. Newton, The REAL Trial of the 20th Century? [2012]; and American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton [2016] which is a companion to a prize-winning documentary project of the same name. www.americanjusticeontrial.com. Pearlman serves as its producer and President of Arc of Justice Productions, Inc. the nonprofit that owns the film. www.lisepearlman.com

Table of Contents

Dedication xi

Cast of Characters xiii

Introduction 1

Act One 5

1. KIDNAPPED! 7

2. A Secretive Loner in the Spotlight 13

3. The Orteig Prize 24

4. The Search for the Perfect Mate 30

5. Hooked 40

6. America’s Royal Couple 52

7. An Ominous Beginning 56

8. Back in the Air — Grounded by Tragedy 67

9. Getting Reacquainted with “Hi” and “Mum-Mum” 73

10. Little Charlie’s Last Days 80

Act Two 93

1. The Police Arrive 95

2. The First 48 Hours 108

3. Hunting Worldwide for the Curly-Haired Baby 116

4. Confusion Reigns 128

5. Mystery Trips 135

6. Conflicting Sworn Statements 140

7. Hunches Backfire and Leads Go Nowhere 148

8. Wild Goose Chases 154

9. A Nation in Mourning 167

10. At the Morgue 177

11. Ashes and Smoke 185

12. Bizarre Developments 197

Act Three 207

1. Stymied 209

2. An Elusive Suspect 212

3. The Most Hated Man in America 216

4. Framing an Ironclad Case 225

5. Slew Footing Dr. Mitchell 231

6. “Death House” Reilly 238

7. Show Time 246

8. Picking the Jury 251

9. Aiming for the Chair 255

10. More Damning Testimony 260

11. The Defense 270

12. Condemned Without Mercy 277

13. Raising Doubts 283

14. Old Smokey 291

Act Four 299

1. Kindred Spirits 301

2. “The High Priest of Biology” 309

3. A New Mission 316

4. A Break-through at the Lab 325

5. The Landmark Experiment 329

6. Hitler Embraces Carrel’s “Ideal” Solution 335

7. The Culture of Organs 340

8. The Highfields Center for the Science of Man 347

9. From Hero to Villain 353

10. Carrel’s Fall from Grace 358

11. Lindbergh Secretly Achieves his Goal 364

Act Five 369

1. Assembling the Puzzle Pieces 371

2. The Squibb Lab Report 379

3. Breckinridge, Fisch and Cemetery John 387

4. Reconstructing the Crime 390

5. Maggots and Chemicals Tell a Tale 404

6. What Lindbergh Valued Most in Life 410

7. Accidental Admissions? 414

8. Conclusion 423

Epilogue 427

Endnotes 432

Sources 495

Appendix A Affidavit of Dr. William Bass 502

Appendix B The Squibb Report 510

Appendix C Declaration of Dr. Peter Speth 530

Index to be included

Acknowledgments to be included

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