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Lindbergh

by A. Scott Berg

Berkley Trade | August 26, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh-renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for his opposition to America''s entry into World War II. Lindbergh''s is "a dramatic and disturbing American story," says the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and this biography-the first to be written with unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives and extensive interviews of his friends, colleagues, and close family members-is "the definitive account."

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 640 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: August 26, 1999

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425170411

ISBN - 13: 9780425170410

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Lindbergh

by A. Scott Berg

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 640 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: August 26, 1999

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425170411

ISBN - 13: 9780425170410

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Karma " ...living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests... " -C.A.L. For more than a day the world held its breath...and then the small plane was sighted over Ireland. Twenty-seven hours after he had left Roosevelt Field in New York—alone, in the Spirit of St. Louis —word quickly spread from continent to continent that Charles A. Lindbergh had survived the most perilous leg of his journey—the fifteen-hour crossing of the Atlantic. He had to endure but a few more hours before reaching his destination, Paris. Anxiety yielded to anticipation. The American Ambassador to France, Myron T. Herrick, went to St. Cloud after lunch that Saturday to watch the Franco-American team-tennis matches. When he took his seat in the front row, five thousand fans cheered. During the course of the afternoon, people in the stands heard newsboys shouting the headlines of their éditions spéciales, announcing Lindbergh''s expected arrival that night. In the middle of the match, Herrick received a telegram—confirmation that Lindbergh had passed over Valencia in Ireland. All eyes were on the Ambassador as he hastily left courtside, convincing most of the spectators that their prayers were being answered. Before the match had ended, the stands began to empty. Herrick rushed back to his residence in Paris, ate a quick dinner at 6:30, then left for the airfield at Le Bourget, to the northeast of the city. "It was a good
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Table of Contents

Part One
1. Karma
2. Northern Lights
3. No Place Like Home
4. Under a Wing
5. Spirit
6. Perchance to Dream

Part Two
7. Only a Man
8. Unicorns
9. "We"
10. Sourland
11. Apprehension
12. Circus Maximus
Part Three
13. Rising Tides
14. The Great Debate
15. Clipped Wings

Part Four
16. Phoenix
17. Double Sunrise
18. Alone Together
19. Aloha


Acknowledgments
Notes and Sources
Permissions
Index

From the Publisher

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh-renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for his opposition to America''s entry into World War II. Lindbergh''s is "a dramatic and disturbing American story," says the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and this biography-the first to be written with unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives and extensive interviews of his friends, colleagues, and close family members-is "the definitive account."

About the Author

A. Scott Berg graduated from Princeton University in 1971 and is the author of Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, Goldwyn: A Biography, and Lindbergh, for which he received the National Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize respectively.

From Our Editors

Many authors, scholars and cultural theorists have contemplated the life of Charles Lindbergh. As an icon of the American breadbasket, he symbolized courage and bravery with his flights and embodied suffering upon the kidnapping and subsequent death of his eldest son. Then a mysterious turn had the public interpreting Lindbergh as a Nazi sympathizer for his refusal to support the American war effort. A. Scott Berg was granted full access to the pilot's private papers. His Pulitzer Prize-winning Lindbergh reflects the person at the center of this big life in a most exacting light.

Editorial Reviews

"Berg''s biography [is] sure to renew interest in this unique American hero".

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