Bestselling author and National Book Award-winner A. Scott Berg is the first and only writer to be given unrestricted access to the massive Lindbergh archives -- more than two thousand boxes of personal papers, including reams of unpublished letters and diaries -- and to be allowed freely to interview Lindbergh's friends, colleagues, and family members, including his children and his widow, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The result is a brilliant biography that clarifies a life long blurred by myth and half-truth.
From the moment he landed in Paris on May 21, 1927, Lindbergh found himself thrust on an odyssey for which he was ill-prepared -- becoming the first modern media superstar, deified and demonized many times over in a single lifetime. Berg casts dramatic new light on the lonely, sometimes twisted childhood that formed the aviator's character; the astonishing transatlantic flight and thrilling, then overwhelming aftermath; the controversies surrounding the trial of his son's kidnapper, Lindbergh's fascination with Hitler's Germany and his leadership of America First; his remarkable unsung work in the fields of medical research, rocketry, anthropology, and conservation; and, at the heart of it all, his fascinating, complex marriage to Anne Morrow Lindbergh, a relationship filled with sudden joy and bitter darkness.
In all, it is a most compelling story of a most significant life -- the most private of public figures finally revealed with a sweep and detail never before possible. In the skilled hands of A. Scott Berg, this is Lindbergh the hero -- and Lindbergh the man. Notes and sources. Index.
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America's hero, Charles Lindbergh. His solo flight from New York was a real miracle. Flying through fog with primitive instruments was a real challenge as was fighting sleep. The kidnapping and death ... Read full review
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Lindbergh was close to being a Renaissance man. After winning fame in his early 20s for being the first person to fly solo from New York to Paris (1927), he became the first worldwide celebrity, and ... Read full review
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The Ghosts of Hopewell: Setting the Record Straight in the Lindbergh Case
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