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Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg
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Aug 03, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: history-stuff
Read in August, 2008

A big fat biography seems like the perfect thing for a vacation read.
It took me almost the whole week in Colorado to read this, but it was well worth it. A few years ago, I read Susan Hertog's bio of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, so this book completes the picture.
Gripping, easy (but slow) to read and a page turner, I found the parts about his preparations for the flight to Paris and the aftermath amazing. Berg also spends valuable time explaining the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, setting it well in the context of the Depression and celebrity (along with pointing out the ongoing questions). Lindbergh's later years, especially his involvement with America First, accusations of being a Nazi, and his final work with environmentalism.
Lindbergh would not have been an easy man to live with, but he certainly makes for a fascinating biography. Highly recommended--despite it's length and depth.

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