THE TRIAL OF BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN by
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THE TRIAL OF BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN

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Companion volume to Pearson's Trial of Lizzic Borden, which had a surprisingly wide sale. This -- as a recent case -- may appeal more to those who read for curiosity and less to those interested in step-by-step criminal procedure. The author covered the case for the United Press, wrote The Lindbergh Case, and knows his stuff. Prefaced by a long essay on the case, stating the crime, the salient points in the two years of tracing it to Hauptmann, Hauptmann's background and life, sketches of the defense and prosecution, jurors, etc. Fascinating reading, particularly the part dealing with the research of Arthur Koehler, the wood expert. Then the trial testimonies, the actual court records. Follow-up discusses the Hoffman-Parker-Wendell fiasco. A good piece of work. For the true crime addicts.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1937
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran