Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.79 × 6.54 × 0.68 in
Published: May 13, 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0230604110
ISBN - 13: 9780230604117
Table of Contents
The Magic of Flying * A Walled Garden * A Different Drummer * Whirlwind * The Good Ship Anne * A Challenge Met * Land of the Midnight Sun * Into the Raging Yangtze * Hour of Lead * Greenland * Back to Civilization * Africa and Beyond * Acclaim
From the Publisher
Few people know that Anne Morrow Lindbergh was an accomplished and innovative pilot in her own right. In fact, she was one of the defining figures of American aviation, a bright and adventurous woman who helped to pioneer air routes, traveled around the world, and came to be adored by the American public. In this revealing biography, author and pilot Kathleen C. Winters vividly recreates the adventure and excitement of many of Anne''s early flights, including never-before-revealed flight details from the Lindbergh archives. An intimate portrayal of a remarkable woman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh also offers a dazzling picture of the exciting and dangerous early years of aviation''s Golden Age.
About the Author
Kathleen C. Winters is an aviation historian as well as a certificated pilot and former flight instructor. Her articles have appeared in Woman Pilot, Aviation for Women, and Soaring magazines, and she has been a featured speaker at the Lindbergh Symposium in Ft. Myers, Florida. She lives in Minnesota.
"A perfectly calibrated tribute to an early heroine of the air." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "There''s no denying the pioneering nature--or danger--of the Lindberghs'' flights . . . readers interested in the early years of flight and the Lindberghs will find the book of interest." -- The Washington Times ". . . both pointed and modest . . . Charles could have had almost any pilot in the world for his second seat, so his choice is a ringing endorsement . . ." -- The New York Times Book Review "Winters vividly reminds us what a courageous pioneer Anne was." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch "Beautifully written . . . Anne Morrow Lindbergh emerges as a more complete and relatable character then ever before, and an aviator long overdue for respect." -- Booklist "An admirable array of research. . . . Anne''s important role in early aviation has not been treated as extensively elsewhere." -- Publishers Weekly "Winters . . . recreates Lindbergh''s early years with fresh perspective." -- AOPA Pilot "As you read First Lady of the Air , it becomes obvious that Winters did her homework . . . Highly recommended." -- EAA Sport Aviation "Kathleen Winters has rendered a service to aviation history by telling a story that, amazingly, has gone untold for decades." --Barrett Tillman, author of Lemay: A Biography and Clash of the Carriers "Only a handful of writers have captured the beauty of flight in writing, and Anne Morrow Lindb