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Sleeping Dogs: A true story of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
A deathbed confession. A gun encased in concrete. And the possibility that both could have kept Bruno Richard Hauptmann from going to the electric chair for the kidnap and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. When journalist Michael Foldes hears the story of a family in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York who might have known the killers of the Lindbergh baby, he teases ou ...more
ebook, Smashwords, 97 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Smashwords
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It is always interesting to me to take note of the stories in the news that move folks the most, the unsolved or potentially wrongly-"solved" tragedies that mark our shared cultural history in America. So it is no wonder I truly enjoyed Sleeping Dogs, it sheds new light on the scope and context of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping/murder and offers new case details that plainly suggest that the whole case might have been "solved" too quickly with the wrong man put to death for a crime he did not com ...more
Author explores the personal history of three families in the Hudson Valley to validate the story given by an old woman to her caretakers that she and her husband were involved in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. Based on interviews and research, this books makes a case not for who DID kill the Lindbergh baby, but for who didn't, adding yet another chapter in the growing mythology surrounding "the crime of the century," and the ensuing "trial of the century."