Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book Signing Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Sunday March 2nd, at 2pm, at Barnes and Noble in Kingston, I will be signing books and giving a presentation/lecture on the Lindbergh case.

I hope to see you there.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Facebook Page for Book

Come see and "like" the new Facebook page for my book.  It is at\hauptmannsladder

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Kingston Appearance

I will have a book signing at the Kingston Barnes and Noble on Sunday, March 2nd, at 2pm.  I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scheduled Appearance

I am now scheduled to give a lecture on the Lindbergh kidnapping and have a book signing at the Falmouth Historical Society in Cape Cod on March 15th at 3pm.

As more appearances are scheduled, they will be posted at

Friday, November 22, 2013

New Web Site

A new web site is now up and running.  The site -- WWW.HAUPTMANNSLADDER.COM -- will offer information as it becomes available about my book.  You can also offer comments or ask questions about the book or the case.  My answers must be limited until the release date of March 1, 2014 though.

You can pre-order the book from this site, and soon I will be listing book signings and other events.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Direct access

This site can now be accessed directly at

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Book is now available for Pre-Order

My book, Hauptmann's Ladder, will be released on March 1, 2014.  However, you can pre-order the book by clicking HERE.

Here is a copy of the book description from the Kent State University Press web site.

Hauptmann’s Ladder

A Step-by-Step Analysis of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

True Crime History 

Richard T. Cahill Jr.

In 1936, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. Almost all of America believed Hauptmann guilty; only a few magazines and tabloids published articles questioning his conviction. In the ensuing decades, many books about the Lindbergh case have been published.  Some have declared Hauptmann the victim of a police conspiracy and frame-up, and one posited that Lindbergh actually killed his own son and fabricated the entire kidnapping to mask the deed.Because books about the crime have been used as a means to advance personal theories, the truth has often been sacrificed and readers misinformed.
Hauptmann’s Ladder is a testament to the truth that counters the revisionist histories all too common in the true crime genre. Author Richard T. Cahill Jr. puts the “true” back in “true crime,” providing credible information and undistorted evidence that enables readers to form their own opinions and reach their own conclusions.
Cahill presents conclusions based upon facts and documentary evidence uncovered in his twenty years of research. Using primary sources and painstakingly presenting a chronological reconstruction of the crime and its aftermath, he debunks false claims and explodes outrageous theories, while presenting evidence that has never before been revealed.  Hauptmann’s Ladder is a meticulously researched examination of the Lindbergh kidnapping that restores and preserves the truth of the crime of the century.