Joe for Sue
Re: Bring Back the Bookmobile!
Fri Mar 8, 2019 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 autobiography "Mutter Ich bin Unschuldig," he had a deep fascination for adventures beyond his daily existence. As a boy, he was fascinated with stories of native Americans and cultures beyond his German homeland. His trips in America show his spirit of adventure. I believe he truly aspired to something beyond his basic means and apparent station in life.

  • Bring Back the Bookmobile!Sue for Joe, Wed Mar 6 12:46
    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... more
    • Re: Bring Back the Bookmobile! — Joe for Sue, Fri Mar 8 19:13
      • 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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