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  • 07/2017
  • 978-0-692-70524-7
  • 232 pages
  • $59.95
Lindbergh: A Photographic History of the Lone Eagle

Adult; History & Military; (Market)

Many Americans who no longer remember the legacy of the world’s first true media celebrity have forgotten Charles A. Lindbergh–aviator, adventurer, author, activist, pathfinder, fighter pilot, and conservationist. This book brings back to life that epic career in evocative text and hundreds of photographs, many rarely published, reawakening the careers of a man and his wife who achieved more, in more varied fields, than perhaps any couple in history. Lindbergh’s epic non-stop flight from New York to Paris in a single-engine aircraft was the biggest media event in the 1920s and set up the United States to become a world leader in aviation.
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LINDBERGH ENDORSEMENTS

“The concept of a photographic biography of Lindbergh is daunting, but the authors have served up a masterpiece that reflects their knowledge of and interest in the subject. The remarkable photographs march us quickly through Lindbergh's turbulent life, and are given additional dimension via the short but meaningful narrative.” 

Walter Boyne is an aviation historian and author of more than 50 books. He founded Smithsonian AIR & SPACE Magazine, is a former director of the National Air & Space Museum and a former Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association.

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“LINDBERGH may well be the best photographic biography ever produced.  The book is a testament to the Lone Eagle’s accomplishments and shortcomings.  Nothing is left out.  The book is objective and riveting—the perfect example of how photographs can tell a story.”

 

Jean Edward Smith is the author of FDR, Grant, a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Eisenhower in War & Peace, Lucius D. Clay: An American Life, and George Bush’s War. He also is Professor of Political Science at Marshall University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.

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“The amazing journey of this American hero is a reminder of the many challenges that once faced aviators.  As I travel the night skies over the North Atlantic, I think of the fearless explorer who blazed a trail for all of us who fly commercially.  LINDBERGH is a must for your coffee table, if you are an aviator or not.”

Captain Glen Fraser, B777 Airline Pilot

                                                            ***

 

"If you think you've read the final word on "The Lone Eagle," this concise,

thoughtful retrospective will surprise, illuminate and entertain you all at

once. The authors have presented him more as a genuine human being than a media darling. Aviation history at its finest."

Daniel P. Hagedorn is the author of 18 aviation books and is an Associate Editor of Smithsonian AIR & SPACE Magazine. Currently he is Curator Emeritus of the Museum of Flight.

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LINDBERGH is both a timely and a timeless book. The pictures combine with the narrative to give the reader a real appreciation of the extraordinary lives of both Charles and Anne Lindbergh.

Brig. General Phillip Caine USAF (Ret.) is ex-Assistant Commandant of Cadets at the Air Force Academy, taught military history there, and is author of five military history books.

 

 

 

 

 

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 07/2017
  • 978-0-692-70524-7
  • 232 pages
  • $59.95

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