Lindbergh alone

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
Draws on Lindbergh's full life to present him as a characteristic nineteenth-century American compelled to succeed in the twentieth century and as an intensely private man compelled to live his life in public

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Brendan Gill's clarity of vision and his characteristic elegance, Gill gives us a meditation on one man's unprecedented accomplishment, and the world's overwhelming response.Draws on Lindbergh's full ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
15
Section 3
29
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About the author (1977)

Brendan Gill is perhaps best known as the witty and urbane author of the New Yorker magazine's "Talk of the Town" column. Born on October 4, 1914 in Hartford, Conn., Gill graduated from Yale University in 1936 and immediately went to work for The New Yorker as a film and art critic. It was at the magazine that Gill was able to rub elbows with celebrities such as Cole Porter and Tallulah Bankhead, both of whom later became subjects of Gill's biographies. Gill's own memoir, Here at the New Yorker, is filled with reminiscence, humorous anecdotes, and the unforgettable cartoons that have made the magazine famous. Gill also wrote fiction and short stories, and his style is reflected in books such as Death in April, Other Poems and The Trouble of One House, for which he won a National Book Award in 1951 Brendan Gill died on December 27, 1997.

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