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Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize, Biography/Autobiography, 1999

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh - renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for his opposition to America's entry into World War II.

Lindbergh's is "a dramatic and disturbing American story," says the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and this biography - the first to be written with unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives and extensive interviews of his friends, colleagues, and close family members - is "the definitive account."

©1999 A. Scott Berg (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Dave
  • ENCINITAS, CA, United States
  • 10-17-13

Lindbergh Bio

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Recommened if you are interested in the life of Lindy, early aviation or history of the mid-20th century. Very detailed account of Lindbergh's life. I felt it was very well written and read in this audio book.

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  • HB
  • 06-28-17

Amazing biography of an amazing man

It is a very long book but worth every minute of learning about a man of whom most of us only knew that he was the first to fly solo across the ocean. He was so much more.

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  • Pabster
  • Bakersfield, CA USA
  • 06-04-17

Stunning

Great biography. Great narration. Took me a awhile to read/listen, but worth it! Lindbergh was a fascinating man!

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In depth and amazingly interesting

A very detailed account of Charles Lindbergh and the Lindbergh family. Great story with all it's excitement and unfortunate tragedy. Very well read - use caution with the length however.

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Needs updating

Where does Lindbergh rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the top.

What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes, very much.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

Book dated. Since writing news has surfaced about Lingergs many affairs and extramarital children, proven by DNA analysis. Three mistresses were from Gremany in 1950-1960 with four known children. He did support and regularly see some of them. This requires a reevaluation of Linbergs character and NAZI German sympathies. It is claimed he fathered many children with primitive people, believing in eugenics and his own superior genome.

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  • Dippy
  • 12-01-15

I always love Scott Berg's Bios'.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes--but it's a long but outstanding read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lindbergh?

Of course, the actual flight over the Atlantic, and the dignity in which he was the major player in his sad final moments.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The frolics on the islands in his golden years--I never would have believed it of such a straight laced guy.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You guessed it: LUCKY LINDY. He and his courageous wife took so many life threatening chances flying those planes all over the world--I'm so glad they never crashed.

Any additional comments?

The kidnapping was so unfair of FATE. If people think rich people have it so good, they must read Scott Berg's biography. <br/><br/>HIs wife was an absolutely wonderful woman. I don't think liberated women have given her as much attention as Zelda.