Charles Lindbergh: A Short Biography: Famed Aviator and Environmentalist (Large Print / Paperback)

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Charles Lindbergh: A Short Biography: Famed Aviator and Environmentalist (Large Print / Paperback)

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The twenty-five-year old Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his single-engine monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, and took off for Paris determined to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised to the first pilot to fly nonstop between New York and Paris.

  • For the next thirty-three hours, he navigated through storms across the perilous Atlantic Ocean, news of his attempt had circled the globe, making him an international celebrity by the time he reached Paris.
  • He became a national hero, with a ticker-tape parade that drew millions, awarded every possible award from the Medal of Honor to Time's "Man of the Year", commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp within months, and celebrated as the embodiment of a modern American.

Follow the story of this bold young man as he journeys into manhood and the controversies that would cloud the sterling "hero" image.

Product Details ISBN: 9781981403967
ISBN-10: 1981403965
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2017
Pages: 78
Language: English