This is a creative non fiction book about the kidnapping of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh s twenty month old son, Charles Jr Using new information from Arthur Jones who served on death row with Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the man convicted and executed for the crime, this tragic event has been re created Jones claimed Hauptmann had him swear not to say anything about the kidnapping until after his death in 1936 For forty years, Jones attempted to disseminate the information but was unsuccessful in getting anyone to listen, including three New Jersey governors Using this new information, this book re creates the entire kidnapping It also goes into great detail on Charles Lindbergh s strange personality and his role in the crime and investigation Jones claimed the kidnapping was the work of a loosely organized ring of conspirators that included Hauptmann A fascinating story, excellent imagery and well defined characters make this book a must read....
|Title||:||Beneath the Winter Sycamores|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform April 7, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||316 pages|
|File Size||:||764 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Beneath the Winter Sycamores Reviews
A retelling of the Lindburgh baby kidnapping from a wholly different perspective. Author Jim Bahm weaves an intriguing, behind-the-scenes tale that couldn't be shared with the popular culture of the 1930's while the country was steeped in the Great Depression and looked to their Aviator Hero as an American standard.
Great insight into the life of Charles Lindbergh. A new darker outlook on an American hero. A great read for everyone not just history buffs.
This is a very accurate account of the the Lindbergh kidnapping. I have met the author and he shared the letter with me that was the basis of writing this book. I think that if the Lindbergh kidnapping had happened in the 21st Century there would have been a lot more answers. DNA would probably have verified exactly what happened. The fact that Charles Lindbergh had his son's body cremated, in my mind, makes it look as if he was trying to cover up something.
I purchased this book out of curiousity more than anything. Having read it though I'm not sure what to make of this book.
Very enjoyable narrative on another view of the Lindbergh kidnapping.