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- Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing
- By: Dan Hampton
- Narrated by: John Pruden
- Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
On the morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known pilot named Charles Lindbergh waited to take off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island. He was determined to claim the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised to the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris - a contest that had already claimed six men's lives. Just 25 years old, Lindbergh had never before flown over water. Yet 33 hours later, his single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, touched down in Paris.
- By Patrick on 06-07-17
Not like Spirit
I wouldnt bother with this book. It doesnt get the spirit of Spirit of St Louis yet it seems to distort or over emphasize some of the pilot details.