The American people were aroused to a white-hot anger. Clergymen of all faiths joined in prayer. Messages of sympathy came in from presidents, prime ministers, dictators, friends, crackpots, the morbid, the curious...THE LINDBERGH BABY HAD BEEN KIDNAPED! State, city and federal law enforcement groups vied with each other for publicity. Detectives, nationally known gangsters and charlatans offered their services as go-betweens. Reporters from all over the world descended on the town of Hopewell, N.J. like a swarm of locusts. On this wild note of hysteria began the search for the baby and his kidnaper-the greatest manhunt of the century, the most vicious case in the annals of crime.