Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

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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."
 

About A. Scott Berg

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A. Scott Berg is the author of four bestselling biographies: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, winner of the National Book Award; Goldwyn; Lindbergh, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; and Kate Remembered. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published September 1, 1999 by Berkley. 640 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Despite the appropriate respect accorded a man who genuinely did great things, Berg does not shy away from Lindbergh’s apparent anti-Semitism, his rigidity as a parent, regular absences as a husband, and lifelong restlessness.

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Berg (Max Perkins) writes with the cooperation, although not necessarily the approval, of the Lindbergh family, having been granted full access to the unpublished diaries and papers of both Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

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USA Today

And after Lindbergh's son was kidnapped in 1932, Lindbergh found the institute to be a place of refuge.When the two men focused on the mechanics of pumps, experimental operating room machines and science, much of what was achieved was admirable.The problem was that Carrel and Lindbergh moved away...

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Chicago Tribune

Scott Berg's biography "Lindbergh" in Sunday's preprinted Books section, James Tobin suggests that in addition to reporting Charles Lindbergh's remarks about Jews, Berg should have stated his conclusion about the degree to which Lindbergh was anti-Semitic.

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HistoryNet

While Berg's depiction of Lindbergh's dark side may shock some readers, on the whole, Berg concludes, "for us living in a tinny age of celebrity, here is a solid gold hero" and "one of the most fascinating human beings who has ever lived."

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