Sue for Joe
Bring Back the Bookmobile!
Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:46
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It's always refreshing to see the Lindbergh kidnapping through a new perspective!

Maybe West Coast reporters brought something new to the table!

I wonder what books Hauptmann checked out from the Flemington Library?

https://content.libraries.wsu.edu/digital/collection/clipping/id/104446/rec/61


  • Re: Washington State University CollectionJoe for Sue, Tue Mar 5 09:12
    It's a great collection Sue and thanks for posting this. So nice to see these individual news clippings! I'm always a bit wary of the accuracy of some of the reporting, but they often show a lot of... more
    • Bring Back the Bookmobile! — Sue for Joe, Wed Mar 6 12:46
      • Re: Bring Back the Bookmobile!Joe for Sue, Fri Mar 8 19:13
        I know Hauptmann had read these books while in the Flemington Jail: Floyd Gibbons' "Life of Baron Von Richtofen" and Lowell Thomas's "Lauterbach of the China Seas." It's clear from his German-written ... more
        • Re: Bring Back the Bookmobile!Sue for Joe, Sat Mar 9 12:48
          There are probably many dimensions to Hauptmann that people do not give him credit for. Kate Ancrum Burr Johnson said of Hauptmann: "I was there while Hauptmann was testifying and stood within a few... more
          • Hauptmann's Interestsjdb, Wed Mar 13 02:15
            Thanks for posting. Hauptmann seemed to have eclectic tastes in his reading, and a taste for adventure, of which he had his share, but nothing like Lindbergh's. In his aspirations as a very young man ... more
            • jdbtanialee, Thu Mar 14 00:14
              Hi. It's good to know you are still on here like Bob, Sue and the rest of the gang. It made me happy to read your posting about Hauptmann's because I believe the same things.
              • Hi Back At Ya'jdb, Thu Mar 14 01:08
                Hi back at ya', Tanialee! I believe you've been around these parts as long as I have (roughly, I'd say, January,2001 for me). It's been a great little community we've had here. There's less action... more
      • Hauptmann's reading in jailRichard Sloan, Thu Mar 7 09:50
        One of the books he (supposedly)read in his Flemington cell was a biography of Abraham Lincoln that was translated into German. I forget the author's name. (Incidentally, how many of you have sat in... more
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