Lindbergh: Takeoff 1902-1931 - Will Bergen

Lindbergh: Takeoff 1902-1931

By Will Bergen

  • Release Date: 2015-10-30
  • Genre: History


Charles Lindbergh was the quintessential Lone-Eagle American hero, the handsome, modest Midwesterner who was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. His record-setting flight took thirty-three hours and thirty minutes, making him the first person in history to be in New York one day and Paris the next - and propelling him to international fame.

Lindbergh remains a compelling figure today, admired for his epic flight, the grace and power of his prize-winning prose, and his environmental prescience. Here, in the first of two volumes on his life and legacy, historian Will Bergen explores Lindbergh's life from a boy who was always "looking out of windows" - and terrified of falling - to the most celebrated aviator in history.