A. Scott Berg
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."
they remained properly concerned about their daughter’s welfare. “Poor child!” Betty noted. “With all the world congratulating her, she is having many hard moments.” Within days, Charles had joined Anne in Mexico, and she felt suffused with “faith and courage” every time she looked at him. As he gave her nerve, she gave him heart. Later that week Charles and Anne stole away from the Embassy, flying from Valbuena Field for a private picnic alone on a prairie. Taking off again after their lunch,
Secretary of Defense, urging an alternate location. Upon hearing that American soldiers in Vietnam were sending ivory and animal skins back to the United States, Lindbergh telephoned the Army Chief of Staff, who told him that General Westmoreland was issuing orders that “no wild game was to be shot.” So impressed was High Chief Tufele-Faiaoga with Lindbergh’s concern for his island of Ta’u in Samoa, he bestowed upon him the ancient supreme title TUIAANA-TAMA-a-le-LAGI, “a Son of Heaven.” The
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C.A.’s death, Evangeline sent him five letters, each full of estate matters. He took time out from studying for one of his hardest exams to state he would rather have his mother than anybody else serve as administrator, but that whatever was decided, “we can not run the whole thing to suit ourselves. [Eva] must be considered and whatever is done must be straight all the way around.” Evangeline agreed, confessing that “in all this I dread nothing so much as that way you have of setting your jaw
In covering the event for the entire world to see, the Fox Film Corporation employed a brand-new technique for their newsreels, a sound-on-film process which they called “Movietone.” As the engine spluttered louder and louder, several men under each wing pushed on the struts, finally getting the two-ton, winged gasoline tank to move. It picked up speed, but inside the plane Lindbergh felt the stick wobble, assuming none of the outside pressure required to give the plane lift. At last the vehicle