- The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping
- Narrated by: Sean Runnette
- Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-30-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Audie Award Nominee, Nonfiction, 2013
For 75 years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann - electrocuted in 1936 - acted alone. In this meticulous and authoritative account of the crime, the trial, and the times of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Inspired by his father's relationship with the actual accomplices - including the mastermind - he presents the clearest ever picture of a criminal partnership, which would shake every class and culture of American society.
Using personal possessions and documents, never-before-seen photographs, new forensic evidence, and extensive research, Robert Zorn has written a shocking and captivating account of the crime and the original "Trial of the Century".
From the ecstatic riots that followed the Spirit of St. Louis on either side of the Atlantic, to the tragic night that would shake America's sense of security, to the horror of the New Jersey morgue where Lindbergh insisted on verifying the identity of his son, Zorn's skillful treatment meets this larger-than-life story and gives it definitive shape - revealing the true story behind the crime for the first time.
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By MJ on 12-13-12
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This is a very interesting book that carefully weaves the life of the great airman, his family and the questionable characters highlighted. Detailed and thorough investigation and a captivating performance.
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By Tina on 10-17-15
Very well depicted point of view.
Perfectly narrated by the tone of speech and the speed of clearly spoken words.
Well written interesting and informative writing. Some of the descriptive writing was outside of the scope of information. For example; The Jefferson Library... I found myself waiting to get back to the information he was there for. But as I have been reading other books on this history, the clarity of facts even makes the other readings more understandable. Probably because it is more factual than a story. Very good! It is even better than what I expected.
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