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War Within & Without: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1939-1944 (Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

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An account of the Lindberghs' wartime years, but most significantly the story of a bond between two extraordinary people. Introduction by the Author; Index; photographs. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Paperback, 512 pages
Published January 13th 1995 by Mariner Books (first published 1980)
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May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I got this book from the library after reading The Aviator's Wife hoping to get some insights into Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I surely did, but I'm not sure they were ones that make the character more sympathetic.

Her diary & letters from 1939 - 1944 cover the period of Charles Lindbergh's unfortunate adventure into politics via his involvement with the America First organization where he made many inflammatory speeches trying to keep the US from entering World War II. Based on what I read here,
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it
interesting look inside the Lindbergh marriage and life as lived with wealth. Mrs Lindbergh is happiest among her peers and looks down on the "common " people. even having grown up with servants she can't seem to manage her own servants.
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Shelves: 1999, 2005, repeats, biography
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Very dry read. It was interesting to immerse myself in her life but she seemed a bit shallow. Now knowing what a dog her husband was I get it. I would still read again.
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Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
I always enjoy reading Anne Lindbergh’s writing. She crafts her words beautifully, even in her diaries and letters (which this book is a collection of). The time frame is the years just prior and into WWII. She and her husband’s stance on staying out of the war make them highly unpopular. She is fiercely loyal and protective of her husband. She comments on marriage—“real” marriages are not “happy” or “unhappy”, but they are both. She is adamant about not wasting time by being “unaware”, yet real ...more
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born in 1906. She married Charles Lindbergh in 1929 and became a noted aviator in her own right, eventually publishing several books on the subject and receiving several aviation awards. Gift from the Sea, published in 1955, earned her international acclaim. She was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Aviation Hall ...more
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