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Scapegoat: The Truth About the Lindbergh Kidnapping download ebook
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0436443457
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978-0436443459
Author:
Anthony Scaduto
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Secker and Warburg; 1st Edition edition (1977)
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528 pages
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Anthony Scaduto was a police reporter for the 'New York Post' who specialized in articles on organized crime. In April 1973 he was told about "the true Lindbergh Story". Scaduto never believed in Hauptmann's guilt from childhood, and his later experiences as a police reporter.

Anthony Scaduto was a police reporter for the 'New York Post' who specialized in articles on organized crime.

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Anthony Scaduto (March 7, 1932 – December 12, 2017) was an American journalist and biographer of rock musicians, who also wrote under the name Tony Sciacca. His most famous work is Dylan, a biography of Bob Dylan, first published in 1972. It is regarded as an influential book in the field, being one of the first to take an investigative approach to writing about his subject.

Anthony Scaduto, a journalist and author who wrote the first serious biography of Bob Dylan and an investigative book contending that Bruno . The child had been taken from the Lindbergh home in New Jersey in 1932

Anthony Scaduto, a journalist and author who wrote the first serious biography of Bob Dylan and an investigative book contending that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was wrongly executed in the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s baby, died on Tuesday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 85. The cause was complications of diabetes, his wife, Stephanie Trudeau, said. The child had been taken from the Lindbergh home in New Jersey in 1932. A body identified as the boy’s was discovered that May near a highway four and a half miles from the house.

Hauptmann, Bruno Richard, 1899-1936, Lindbergh, Charles Augustus, 1930-1932, Kidnapping - New Jersey.

Scapegoat, by Anthony Scaduto 1976. Scope and Content Note. Book Scapegoat : the lonesome death of Bruno Richard Hauptmann by Anthony Scaduto. New York: Putnam, 1976. Administrative Information.

With Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Scaduto, Charles A. Lindbergh, Bruno Richard Hauptmann

With Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Scaduto, Charles A. Lindbergh, Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Investigative reporter Anthony Scaduto presents startling new evidence that exonerates Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the man convicted and executed for the March 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby son. Writer: Alex Pomansanof.

Scaduto's thesis was that Hauptmann was innocent and that the police either manufactured or suppressed vital evidence. He also wrote biographies of Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy. Scaduto has also written for Playboy, Penthouse, and the New York Post

More about the Lindbergh kidnapping .

More about the Lindbergh kidnapping. In Scapegoat, Scaduto asserts that the Lindbergh baby was not murdered and that Hauptmann was the victim of a mass conspiracy of prosecution perjury and fabricated physical evidence. 1976: In the television movie The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, Anthony Hopkins played the role of Bruno Hauptmann, and Sian Barbara Allen played Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 1996: The Lindbergh kidnapping was the subject of a 1996 Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated HBO TV movie titled Crime of the Century.

Reviews:
  • Eta
This book,SCAPEGOAT, although printed many years ago, opened the door to the truth involving the railroading of a German immigrant , Richard Hauptmann who was executed for the kidnap/murder of the Lindbergh child in l932. There were more "plants" in this case than found in a greenhouse.
  • luisRED
Excellent look at the info available about the Lindbergh kidnapping. There are large gaps in the official story. The "blind man" who was an official eyewnitness is just the beginning. Since this is THE CASE that made the FBI they really dont want it known that the baby is alive. I've read several books on this subject, and this is a major one.
  • Modred
Scapegoat

Anthony Scaduto was a police reporter for the 'New York Post' who specialized in articles on organized crime. In April 1973 he was told about "the true Lindbergh Story". Scaduto never believed in Hauptmann's guilt from childhood, and his later experiences as a police reporter. His three years of research convinced him that Hauptmann was innocent of the kidnapping and was executed as a scapegoat for a cover-up. This very readable book explains his initial investigation and background in Chapter 1. Scaduto tells about the murders of Dr. and Mrs. Nimer (pp.20-26), and how it influenced his approach to this case. Chapter 2 summarizes the kidnapping, and how this story overshadowed the real economic and social ills of that time. It helped to sell radios (p.36). Pages 43-44 tell how the upper class readily used organized crime when it suited their purposes.

The first ransom note was photographed and copies of it were distributed to identify its penmanship (this would allow forgery). After the body of a child was found, Parker asked if it could have decomposed so much in 72 days (p.65)? If the child was killed when kidnapped, why no bloodstains? There was a difference between the folding of bills passed earlier, and those in Hauptmann's possession (p.98). Anna Hauptmann gave Richard his alibi for the two days (p.104). Lindbergh's identification of Hauptmann convinced the jury of his guilt (p.124). The problem in this is described on pages 125-127. The plaster cast of "John's" footprint didn't match Hauptmann (p.137). The problem of handwriting experts is explained (pp.142-143); they're not infallible. The ladder found at the Lindbergh home was made by an amateur, not a skilled carpenter (p.167). Was Hauptmann investigated in 1933 and cleared by his handwriting (p.171)? Page 180 explains the trick use of a 3/4" chisel by Koehler. Expert witnesses testify for the side that pays them (p.182). Could Hauptmann's employment records have been tampered (p.189)? The judge reviewed the facts of the case against Hauptmann (p.219). The jury quickly found Hauptmann guilty, but were delayed by considering a recommendation of mercy (p.220). Scaduto wonders about the search in the attic; could it have been delayed (p.227)?

Chapter 12 tells of the abduction of Paul Wendel, and his confession to the kidnapping. The baby slept (p.243). To find another man guilty of the crime would damage the career of the prosecutor, and others (p.253). This story should enlighten you to the politics of justice. Could Wendel have just made it up? Everything he said was known to the public (p.261). An affidavit told where Hauptmann was on March 1, 1932 (p.280). Was there corroboration for this? There is a "retraction" on page 283. Scaduto examined the copies of the employment records (pp.284-285). There was a problem with eyewitnesses Perrone and Condon. Chapter 15 lists the problems with the original description of "John" and Hauptmann (pp.310-311). Chapter 16 tells of other discrepancies in the record. Could there have been collusion among the investigating authorities (p.340)? Hauptmann's financial records were suppressed (p.347). Hauptmann did not have any ransom money until after Fisch died (p.363). Did the note left in the nursery differ from the other ransom letters (p.370)? Did it imitate a German style (p.377)? Was Rail 16 manufactured evidence (p.382)? Chapter 17 concludes that the evidence against Hauptmann was perjured or manufactured (p.400). Chapter 18 tells how Hauptmann offered to take "lie detector" and truth-serum tests (p.415). Nothing prevented his execution. Chapter 19 has his interviews with Mrs. Hauptmann, who lived long enough to read this book. Chapter 20 tells how Isidor Fisch had the ransom gold notes in November 1933 (p.459). Chapter 21 tells of Jonathan Kwitny's article on how a mafioso profited from major land deals when the NJ Dept. of Transportation purchased lands. What bank was the silent partner? David Wilentz's son was also a lawyer and politician. As Chief Justice of the NJ Supreme Court he was adamantly opposed to capital punishment. This may be the Final Verdict on Hauptmann.

When you read this or any other book watch how they deal with the most important clue. Whoever had the Lindbergh Baby's sleeping outfit was the kidnapper and killer. Do they treat this as a minor detail?