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Loss of Eden

A Biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
Length: 22 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: History, American
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For the first time, Joyce Milton gives us the dual biography of the wonder couple, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Their love prevailed against a horrifying kidnapping and murder splashed throughout the media, their careers, and even the criticism they underwent following their involvement in the America First movement as the U.S. entered World War II. With new information presented about their son's kidnapper, Bruno Hauptmann, and Charlie's own role in the case, Milton gives her readers a lot to think about. Thoroughly researched, Milton exposes a new understanding and view into the personalities and lives of both Charles, Anne, and the time they lived in.

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Loss Of Eden: Charles and Anne Lindbergh

A somewhat difficult story to tell this book did a good job of bringing the main points of their lives together. The book discusses the famous flight but goes into greater detail on the kidnapping, murder, and investigation of the Lindbergh child that I had not encountered before.
The theories on what kind of man Lindbergh was continues debates that will never be solved. Was he truly that complex of a person or was he a fairly simple kind of guy who crossed the ocean because he just wanted to give it a try? I believe the latter and yet he was thrust into a life he was not suited for and ended up always defending himself from harsh criticism and, a cruel and demanding public that expected more than he could give.
Anne lived in his shadow and was also pushed around by a nasty public that expected more.
I believe they were ordinary people wanting to live ordinary lives but forced themselves into something else entirely.
Lindbergh ‘s contributions to aviation were very admirable and one cannot underestimate the steadfast courage it took him.
Anne’s courage to stand beside such a controversial man were also admirable. A man she didn’t understand nor particularly agreed with. A sign of the times.
They both gave us gifts that will be remembered.

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