Posts Tagged ‘Bruno Richard Hauptmann’

Famous Trials–Why We Are Still Fascinated

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by by Jen Bryant

This week marks the 89th anniversary of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, held in Dayton, Tennessee. Today, we remain fascinated with this and other high-profile trials, perhaps because—despite much evidence to the contrary—we need to believe that sometimes justice prevails, truth wins, the bad guys get their due. I’ve written novels about two of these famous […]

Who did it? Who knows?

Posted on September 17th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

September 14th marked the 60th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s published account of his historic flight.  In my verse novel The Trial, the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month old son from the second floor bedroom of the aviator’s home in Hopewell, NJ, the subsequent police investigation, and the six-week criminal trial, are seen through eyes of […]

Truth, Justice, and the dangers of teaching Science

Posted on July 10th, 2012 by by Jen Bryant

We are fascinated with crime, police investigations and high-profile trials. I’m not sure why, but despite all of the evidence to the contrary, perhaps we need to believe that sometimes justice prevails, truth wins, the bad guys get their due. I’ve written novels about two of these famous trials, but although they took place just […]

 

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