The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: The Trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Edited with a History of the Case, hardcover (very good condition)


With an Introduction by Alan M. Dershowitz, and a helpful background history of the trial and surrounding events by Sidney B. Whipple, this is the transcribed proceedings of one of the most famous American criminal trials of the 20th century.  This leatherbound edition was privately printed for the members of the Notable Trials Library.


Journalist H. L. Mencken called the trial of Richard Hauptmann, the accused kidnapper of the baby of  aviator Charles Lindbergh, "the greatest story since the Resurrection."  While Mencken's description is doubtless an exaggeration, measured by the public interest it generated, the Hauptmann trial stands with the O. J. Simpson and Scopes trials as among the most famous  trials of the twentieth century.  The trial featured America's greatest hero, a good mystery involving ransom notes and voices in dark cemeteries, a crime that is every parent's worst nightmare, and a German-born defendant who fought against U. S. forces in World War I.

The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: The Trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann

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