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CHARACTERS The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh 107 É SIX STARRED REVIEWS Discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh one of America's most celebrated heroes and complicated men in this riveting biography from the acclaimed author of The Family RomanovFirst human to cross the Atlantic via airplane; one of the first American media sensaAtions; Nazi sympathizer and anti Semite; loner whose baby was kidnapped and murdered; champion of Eugenics the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding; tireless environmentalist Charles Lindbergh was all of the above and Here is a rich multi faceted utterly. 35'sWhat a conflicting figure Amazing pilot and author First to cross the Atlantic NY to Paris Nobel prize for Autobiography His son was kidnapped and murdered Then the other side Racist antisemitic Nazi sympathizer bigamist with 3 secret families spawning a half dozen children or so Eugenics proponent and contributor Crazy

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Spellbinding biography about an American hero who was also a deeply flawed man In this time where values Lindbergh held like white Nationalism and America First are once again on the rise The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh is essential reading for teens and history fanatics ali. Engrossing book Gross human A great read though

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The Rise and Fall of Charles LindberghSIX STARRED REVIEWS Discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh one of America's most celebrated heroes and complicated men in this riveting biography from the acclaimed author of The Family RomanovFirst human to cross the Atlantic via airplane; one of the first American media sens. Newspapers struggled to articulate Lindbergh's momentous achievement The New York Evening World called it the greatest feat of solitary man in the records of the human race They gave him another nickname too the 'Lone Eagle' his feat had become a matter of civic pride on page 95For students of early 20th century American history aviator Charles Lindbergh is both arguably and chiefly remembered for two notable but very different events in his life 1 for piloting the very first solo transatlantic flight from New York City to Paris in his 'Spirit of St Louis' monoplane and 2 the kidnapping and murder of his infant son Charles Jr five years later which was tagged as the crime of the century However the man lived for 70 years so there has to be a little to him rightFleming's The Rise and Fall of is a very contemporarily styled biography of the man which peels back the layers of onion to expose at lot of the uestionable or just plain bad parts of his character While he certainly was a decorated and respected pilot he was ALSO a believer in eugenics a supporter of a scientist who performed some dubious experiments on animals an early admirer of the Nazi Party and anti Semitic fervor and rather late in his life fathered seven children out of wedlock with two different mistresses during his many 'business' trips to Europe I should mention that he was still married to his first and only wife at the time who had bore him six kids in AmericaYowza To paraphrase a movie critic I admire I'll put it this way with one hand I'm typing the review for this book and with the other I'm using my thumb and forefinger to hold my nose While it was well written and kept me interested the subject's conduct and beliefs were often regrettable