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Autobiography of Values

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From his days as a barnstorming pilot to his transatlantic flight to his role in mapping international mail routes, Lindbergh never stopped challenging himself. This is an unprecedented view of an extraordinary man. New Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh; Index; photographs and maps.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 13th 1992 by Mariner Books (first published 1978)
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Aug 09, 2009 Michele rated it liked it
This book was probably less enticing in a vacuum than I found it as a counterpart to Lindbergh's journal, We and Spirit of St. Louis. A completist cannot do without this work, while it probably offers little to the casual reader. It's a sketch and feels more like an outline for a book rather than a full work.

I first read this Autobiography about 25 years ago. It was interesting to go back and revisit some of Lindbergh's observations in light of the revelation about his secret family. In the book
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Jan 03, 2011 Don Stanton rated it really liked it
The first 100 pages gave me the impression that he, Mr Lindbergh was the most narcissistic who ever wrote about themselves. Fortunately, I pressed on.
Much to my delight, the detailed remainder of the book lead me down the correct path. He was much more than an American Icon of heroism, he surpassed his 'The Spirit of St. Louis' achievement in a cacophony of achievements far beyond aviation.
By the end I decided he was a combination of Thoreau, Newton, William Edward Parry,Schweitzer and Truman.
Jan 27, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
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If you are familiar with the Lindbergh story, this book can be a little repetitive. But the wonderful part is delving into Lindbergh's mind and thought processes. Fascinating to see the way he fixates on an idea and hashes it out only to rethink it and do it again.
Nov 26, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read non fiction, but this book was an interesting as a fiction novel. Lindbergh's life was so much more than the Spirit of St Louis flight. Eye opening and thought provoking, I've read it through several times
Sep 20, 2010 Nick rated it really liked it
Very nice read, I didn't know that he was friends with Alexis Carrel (the Nobel prize winner/ Nazi Frenchman)
Sep 08, 2016 Logan rated it it was ok
Lindburgh was a great man, I didn't enjoy his autobiography so much which seemed to smack of eugenics.
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Repetitive of some of his other work. Seems a little new age at times.
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Son of Charles A. Lindbergh Sr..
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (nicknamed "Slim," "Lucky Lindy" and "The Lone Eagle") was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.

Lindbergh, then a 25-year old U.S. Air Mail pilot, emerged from virtual obscurity to almost instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop on May 20–21, 1927, from Roosevelt Field
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