Why does nobody tell me these things?
Sheesh. I’ve just come across the book above. OhMyGiddyAunt.
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 tall 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.
All I know about Lindbergh is through my knowledge of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The kidnapping of the child had only recently happened when she (Agatha) was travelling home on that famous train and decided to combine her real life experiences (being stuck in a snowdrift in Yugoslavia) with the latest news.
But…Oh. Was Lucky Lindy REALLY that nasty? Was his first born…born with rickets and other issues? Was Charles really a Eugenicist who believed that he had PERFECT sperm? Did he really say in public that America should let England be over-run by Germany?
Heyho. Learning something new every day :o)
THREE SECRET FAMILIES IN GERMANY ? ? ? Wow. He was a one-man sperm factory.