Cemetery John by Robert Zorn
The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Lindy, himself, emerges from the book as admirably disciplined and stoic—a true American hero whose perfection would only later be tarnished by his crush on Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering.
-WSJ online

Synopsis

For seventy-five 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.
 

About Robert Zorn

See more books from this Author
ROBERT ZORN is a graduate of Duke University and the Wharton School of Business. His unique qualification to tell this story is his relationship to his father, the late Eugene C. Zorn, Jr., a nationally respected economist, and the only person who ever witnessed the conspiracy behind the kidnapping.
 
Published June 14, 2012 by The Overlook Press. 317 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Cemetery John
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

WSJ online

Above average
Reviewed by Edward Kosner on Jun 14 2012

Lindy, himself, emerges from the book as admirably disciplined and stoic—a true American hero whose perfection would only later be tarnished by his crush on Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering.

Read Full Review of Cemetery John: The Undiscover... | See more reviews from WSJ online

Reader Rating for Cemetery John
81%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 81 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×