Synopses & Reviews
Charles A. Lindbergh captured the world's attention when he completed his famous nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1953 account, Lindbergh carries the reader from his barnstorming days of youthful vision to his world-famous flight that would change history. This exciting and eloquent account brings to life the energy and foresight that inspired Lindbergh to brave the Atlantic in a single-engine plane.
At its exciting best, this book keeps the reader cockpit-close to a rare adventure.
Author of Lindbergh Alone
The best authority on Lindbergh is Lindbergh.
Chicago Daily News
A stunning, tremendously beautiful reading experience...a classic of adventure writing.
About the Author
Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota. He learned to fly at around the age of twenty, and developed his aviation skills as a barnstormer and airmail pilot. Two years after his trans-Atlantic voyage in 1927, Lindbergh married Anne Spencer Morrow, who would later become a bestselling author. A world-famous aviator, Lindbergh served as an aircraft consultant to the Ford Motor Company and the United Aircraft Corporation during World War Two. He was appointed brigadier general in the air force reserve in 1954.
Table of Contents
PART I - THE CRAFT
- The St. Louis-Chicago Mail
- New York
- San Diego
- Across the Continent
- Roosevelt Field
PART II - NEW YORK TO PARIS
- New York to Paris
- THE LOG OF THE Spirit of St. Louis
- THE CRUISER Memphis
- DECORATIONS, AWARDS, AND TROPHIES by ESTHER B. MUELLER
- THE RAYMOND ORTEIG PRIZE
- ENGINEERING DATA ON THE Spirit of St. Louis by DONALD A. HALL
- SPECIFICATIONS AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WHIRLWIND ENGINE by KENNETH M. LANE
- OTHER BOOKS, MAGAZINE ARTICLES, AND PRESS ACCOUNTS