2021 BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNER
AMAZON MULTIPLE BEST SELLER &
#1 NEW RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2020
(Kindle edition: Criminal Evidence)
AMERICAN BOOK FEST
BEST BOOK AWARDS
NON-FICTION: TRUE CRIME
THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING
SUSPECT NO. 1
THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY
BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR LISE PEARLMAN
[Regent Press September 1 2020]
In the depths of the Depression, millions worldwide followed every twist and turn of the Lindbergh baby kidnap/murder. Yet what was reported was largely fake news. Nearly a century after undocumented immigrant Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed for the dastardly crime, questions still linger. If the wrong man was convicted, who did it? When? Where? Why? How?
The answers this book suggests have eluded all prior authors. Extensive research into dusty archives yielded crucial forensic evidence never before analyzed. Readers are invited to re-examine "the crime of the century" with fresh eyes focused on a key suspect - a slim man wearing a fedora that obscured his face. He was spotted with a ladder in his car near the Lindberghs' driveway early that fateful night. The police let an insider who fit that description oversee the entire investigation - the boy's father, international hero Charles Lindbergh. Abuse of power, amorality and xenophobia all feature in this saga set in an era dominated by white supremacists and social Darwinists.
If Lindbergh was Suspect No. 1, the man who got away, what was his motive? Who else was involved? Who helped cover up the crime?
Read this book and judge for yourself.
THIS SHOCKING BUT TRUE AWARD-WINNER & BEST-SELLER FEATURES:
Short, riveting chapters you can't put down
Scores of photos including what Little Charlie really looked like at the time he disappeared
May 1932 forensic report issued by the medical lab now known as Bristol Myers Squibb
Modern analysis by renowned pathologist who helped nab the Golden State Killer published here for the first time
60+ pages of detailed endnotes for armchair detectives and curious readers
Source list of 20+ archival collections, 60+ books, and multiple electronic databases
Comprehensive index, and more!
WHAT EXPERTS AND ENTHUSIASTS ARE SAYING ABOUT SUSPECT NO. 1
"Myth smashing, beautifully written, powerfully argued"
-- Lloyd Gardner, historian & best-selling author, The Case That Never Dies
-- Dr. William M. Bass III, best-selling author, forensic anthropologist & founder of "THE BODY FARM"
"Expertly researched, Judge Pearlman methodically analyzes the evidence from a sensational crime that still fascinates more than 88 years later. Superbly crafted, SUSPECT NO. 1 is a must read!"
-- Greg Ahlgren & Stephen Monier, best-selling authors, The Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax
"An excellent work, the best on the topic thus far."
-- Don Heinrich Tolzmann, ed., "I am Innocent": A Statement in the Death Cell by Bruno Richard Hauptmann
"...Meticulously researched, compelling work... true crime buffs will enjoy reading this."
-- Amelia Osterud, Milwaukee P. L. for Library Journal
"This book addresses an enduring troubling question: Was an innocent man convicted of kidnapping and killing Charles Lindbergh's baby? Fascinating read with surprising conclusion."
-- Barry Scheck, Co-Director of the INNOCENCE PROJECT
"Astounding research, thorough and insightful analysis. Lise Pearlman is a great storyteller...This will be one of the definitive books on the Lindbergh saga...A great and provocative new work."
-- D. Lowell Jensen, Retired Federal Judge, Former D. A. & Asst. Atty. General of the United States Criminal Division
"FIVE STARS-- A must-read for any true crime aficionado and those fascinated with this highly publicized case...meticulously organized...and filled with [a] wealth of information."
-- Shannon Winings for Reader's Favorite
"This is the most well-written, rationally analyzed, in-depth account yet of the most notorious kidnapping in American History...[This book's ] original research and masterful observations will absorb every reader from cover to cover."
-- Ronelle Delmont, lecturer, Lindbergh case researcher & administrator of
"I can assure you, even if you are not a true crime enthusiast, this is an important book, because it illustrates that powerful people we want to love can do horrible things and get away with it. "
-- Mary Lou Pratt, reviewer for Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WV) & former employee of Cabell County Public Library
More Critically Acclaimed & Award-Winning Books
by LISE PEARLMAN
2018 Winner: Best Biography
"Moving, well-written, at times poetic."
- Robert Richter,
Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker and lifelong friend of Fay Stender
"A necessary remembrance of an amazing woman."
-Penny Cooper, Member of the California Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame
"A compelling read — the extraordinary life story of Fay Stender, whom I
vividly recall as a brilliant, charismatic woman lawyer at the forefront of
radical politics in the Seventies. Once again, Lise Pearlman has done a
masterful job capturing this tumultuous and instructive time."
- Barry Scheck, Co-Director of The Innocence Project
"I was a History Major with a Women's Study Minor in college, and this book would have been a perfect addition to my reading list.... an engaging read that will give you new insight on the McCarthy Era, Civil Rights Movement, the Free Speech Movement, Vietnam War protests, the rise of Black Power and the rise of feminism in the Women's Movement of the 1970s."
- Golden State Media Concepts Book Review (5-Star Review via Amazon.com
CALL ME PHAEDRA
The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender [Regent Press 2018]
Readers are treated to an inside view of the circle of Bay Area activists who boldly challenged the status quo to push
for "liberty and justice for all" during:
* The McCarthy Era
* Free Speech Era
* The Rise of Black Power
* The Civil Rights Movement
* Vietnam War
* Women's Movement
Fay Stender's extraordinary life intertwined with legendary activists JESSICA MITFORD (who called Stender her "frenemy"), MARIO SAVIO, CESAR CHAVEZ, Berkeley Barb publisher MAX SCHERR, and Yippie anti-war activist JERRY RUBIN, among others. She heard that Oakland police used her picture for target practice when she represented
Black Panther leader HUEY NEWTON on charges he murdered a beat cop. Prison officials nicknamed her "the dragon lady" for acting as the mouthpiece for death row inmate GEORGE JACKSON and other maximum security prisoners.
Fay's life would end in tragedy like the ancient Greek Queen Phaedra. She saw the irony and told close friends,
"call me Phaedra."
- REGENT PRESS
"5 STAR REVIEWS"
FINALIST for 2018 Best Book Award: Social Change
-American Book Fest
American Book Fest
"An expertly curated tour through some of our nation's greatest legal scandals -- a pleasure to read."
-Seth Rosenfeld, author of Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
"Armed with a razor-sharp legal mind and imbued with a sense of fairness for all, retired Judge Lise Pearlman examines a dozen landmark trials in U.S. history...[and] paints a searing portrait of a society divided by class, caste, race and creed."
- Jonah Raskin, author of a Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature
" Judge Pearlman breathes life into historical topics that remain highly relevant today."
- Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President
"Anyone interested in history, courtroom drama or criminal justice should read this!"
- Barry Scheck, Co-Director The Innocence Project
WITH JUSTICE FOR SOME
Politically Charged Criminal Trials In the Early 20th Century That Helped Shape Today's America
[Regent Press 2017]
Armed with a razor-sharp legal mind and imbued with a sense of fairness for all, retired Judge Lise Pearlman examines a dozen landmark trials in U.S. history in WITH JUSTICE FOR SOME.
At the same time, the author paints a searing portrait of a society divided by class, caste, race and creed. Many, but not all, of the leading historical figures in this book, including SACCO and VANZETTI and “THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS,”
are members of minority groups and people of color. With a keen sense of balance, the author also exhumes the trials, and explores the tribulations of millionaire HARRY K. THAW, pro-Nazi celebrity CHARLES LINDBERGH and the legendary gamblers who fixed the 1919 WORLD SERIES.
WITH JUSTICE FOR SOME ought to be read, enjoyed, studied and heralded by lawyers, judges, defendants and fans of legendary lawyers such as CLARENCE DARROW and BILL KUNSTLER, among others, who are troubled by the disturbing alliance today between big media and the courts that has deprived citizens of their right to a fair trial.
-JONAH RASKIN author of A TERRIBLE BEAUTY: THE WILDERNESS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
2013 WINNER: LAW
2013 FINALIST: US HISTORY
2013 SILVER: MULTICULTURALISM
"This thorough text stands apart ... It deserves a place on the shelf of anyone interested in legal studies, the radical social movements of the 1960s, or African-American studies."
- Alyssa Vincent, The Library Journal, Vol. 137, Issue 3, p.116
"...a fascinating look at this very important case of the twentieth century."
- James A Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT: PEOPLE v. NEWTON
The REAL Trial of the 20th Century? [Regent Press 2012]
[A history of the American 20th Century that compares the Newton trial to other headline trials of the century between the years 1901 and 2000.]
Anyone fascinated by true crime and legal thrillers will want to read The Sky’s The Limit: People v. Newton, The Real Trial of the 20th Century? In comparing the 1968 trial of Black Panther Party leader Huey Newton to other riveting American trials from 1901 to 1999, author Lise Pearlman revisits historic legal battles featuring murder, rape and kidnapping, skeletons in celebrity closets, class warfare, fixing the World Series, evolution versus creationism, abuse of power and political conspiracy. Each “trial of the century” serves as a window into its own era, but the author asserts that the Newton murder trial following a shootout with two Oakland policemen—where the accused revolutionary put America itself on trial for 400 years of racism—should head the list. The author contends that the jury’s surprising verdict still reverberates today—had it turned out otherwise Barack Obama would likely not be President.
- REGENT PRESS
2017 FINALIST: US HISTORY
"NON-FICTION 2017 MUST READ"
- ContempoBook blog -
"The definitive book on the Newton trial."
- D. Lowell Jensen,
AMERICAN JUSTICE ON TRIAL:
People v. Newton [Regent Press 2016]
On the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, Pearlman’s new book AMERICAN JUSTICE ON TRIAL: PEOPLE V. NEWTON compares the explosive state of American race relations in 1968 to race relations today with insights from key participants and observers of the internationally-watched Oakland, California death-penalty trial that launched the Black Panther Party and transformed the American jury “of one’s peers” to the diverse cross-section we often take for granted today.
The book includes comments from Newton prosecutor LOWELL JENSEN, pioneering black jury foreman DAVID HARPER and TV journalist BELVA DAVIS, as well as from Huey Newton’s older brother MELVIN NEWTON, former Panthers KATHLEEN CLEAVER, DAVID HILLIARD and EMORY DOUGLAS. It also includes comments from civil rights experts including BRYAN STEVENSON, BARRY SCHECK and JOHN BURRIS.
This book complements the nonprofit documentary project of the same name for which Pearlman is co-producer on behalf of Arc of Justice Productions, Inc.