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Anne Morrow Lindbergh: First Lady of the Air
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 vi ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2006)
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Sep 02, 2009 Elizabeth added it · review of another edition
Recommended to Elizabeth by: a xmas present from tim
So, I enjoyed this in large part because I am such a fan of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The book itself read a little like a term paper, which style I don't find very readable, despite the best efforts of the author to liven it up by using verbs like "effused" and "scampered" (which, to my mind, are downright embarrassing). Also, I was disappointed to discover (by the time I'd read the whole thing) that it's not so much a biography as a summary of AML's own autobiographical writing. In other words, I ...more
Prosaic but engaging. Who needs fancy writing when your subject is this interesting? I felt like this style let Ann's own wit/style shine best anyway. The author is a pilot herself and offers a handful of insights, but mostly sticks to facts from a fantastic bibliography/source list (which has inspired several additions to my reading list). This was the first book I've read on Lindbergh though, to be fair I might not have liked it as much if I already had a knowledge base.
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I got this book from the library at my husband's request. So after reading and enjoying "The Aviator's Wife," thought I'd skim through this book. I'm glad I didn't read it as its a very disappointing summary of Anne Lindbergh's life. It is more about her husband than about her. Too bad this is the way many people see her. And I just now read a review that is as critical of the book as I am saying it isn't factual when it comes to aeronautical things. So I decided to create a category for this ty ...more
Read this while flying to CA this week. If you have an active imagination, don't read it on a plane. Amazing story of how the Lindberghs impacted aviation while living a Kennedy-like family experience. We thought the press was hard on Princess Di. I finished it thinking I found a new author--I plan on reading several of Anne's novels, including "Listen to the Wind".
Anne Morrow Lindbergh was a wonderful, and I believe beautiful, person. She accomplished many aviation hurtles for women. She lived in a whirlwind life style and became greater than she thought she could be because of Charles leading her and letting her fly.
Pilot and author Kathleen C. Winters recounts Anne Morrow Lindbergh's adventurous life and flying career in her new biography, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: First Lady of the Air." The book received good national press, including a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. See Kathleen's web site, www.kathleenwinters.com, for more information. She lives near St. Paul, Minnesota. "More about Kathleen C. Winters