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Kidnap: The Shocking Story of the Lindbergh Case

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Thorough, well illustrated account of the most famous kidnap of the 20th Century.
List of Illustrations
The Crime
The Capture
The Trial
The Appeal
Postscript
Acknowledgments
Paperback, 691 pages
Published 1962 by Pocket Books (first published 1961)
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Erik Graff
Dec 15, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lindbergh fans
Recommended to Erik by: Lajla Stousland
Shelves: history
This is one of many books owned by my paternal grandmother which I read for want of other entertainments while spending the summer with her, Mother and little brother Fin Einar at her cottage near the lake in southwest Michigan. What was most memorable about the book was that the man convicted and executed for the kidnapping, Bruno Richard Hauptman (1899-1936), may not have been guilty. This may have had considerable influence on my early opposition to the death penalty.
Alan Buick
I read this book a long time ago; over 50 years ago! Although it may make heavy reading for some it did have a lasting impact on me. Certain aspects of that terrible deed are still quite clear in my memory. eg. this was the first case in history that Forensic Science was the key to convicting a murderer. Great book!
Dee Hanner
I read this book when I was maybe 11, my parents believed I should be able to read any book I wanted. I think this book started my crime spree readings... I look true crime books - not to do it myself, but for some reason it is almost better to read real crime than any made up one.
Ned Ryerson
Another Lindbergh book. This one got passed around a group of friends. We all signed the inside cover to commemorate the event. This book is totally old school. It thinks that Hauptmann did it. Ahhh, the innocence of the past...so naive.
Mark
Since I was a kid, I'd seen this book on my father's shelf. Finally got around to grabbing it. Very good book and an unbelieveable difference in the way crimes are investigated now versus 1932. Amazing story. Probably executed the wrong man....
Jaye
I read this book when I was in fifth grade. It captivated and horrified me.

I wonder what it would be like to read now, as an adult.
John Marr
The decent, standard treatment of the "Crime of the Century," since supercede by Fisher's even more extensive book.
Kate
Very interesting, but about 200 pages too long.
John
Dec 30, 2012 John rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
easy read and interesting
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